December 2020 – MSTF Classroom Grant Winners

Congratulations to Ulrike Hayes from Kearney R-I, Robin Ridlon from Arcadia Valley R-II, and Beth Meyers from Davis R-XII, and  for winning $100 Classroom Grants from the Missouri State Teachers Foundation, awarded December 2020!

Ulrike Hayes: “ASB Classroom is a virtual online tutorial and video lessons for the broadcast classroom.  The new program is developed by a Springfield Mo teacher.  With possible virtual class in the future this online tutorial will provided resources for students at home and in the classroom.  Virtual class was a struggle for my broadcasting class and with this option I can help them find additional resources that work in conjunction with the in-class work.  https://asbclassroom.com/teachers.  For years I have used the resources offered by ASB and have found them useful for my age group.  These are real-life activities and resources from a real teacher of the broadcasting classroom.”

Robin Ridlon: “Reading, just what every child loves! Well, not every child unfortunately. However, many children on or above grade level finish work earlier and are always digging for a good book to read. I would love the opportunity to challenge my students who love reading with chapter book series that they will enjoy and crave reading when they are finished with their “must do” work. Chapter books are a big deal to second grade students. Almost a “rite of passage”. Library access isn’t always available, so adding some new titles to our classroom library will motivate those readers to continue their love for learning, while I am working with readers who have YET to catch the reading bug. Chapter books like ‘Junie B. Jones’ and the ‘Dogman” series are popular hits amount 7 and 8 year olds. I would love to surprise them with the new addition to our book totes!”

Beth Meyers: “I would use the money to purchase Kore Wobble Stools for my first and second grade classroom.  With Covid-19 protocols, my students will not have the freedom to move throughout the classroom as they have had in the past.  Sitting in a standard chair for prolonged periods of time is very difficult for 6-8 year olds.  I already have 2 exercise balls and 3 wobble stools that provide students movement opportunities.  I would like to provide more wiggly kids with movement opportunities.”

Congratulations again, Ulrike, Robin, and Beth!

You can apply here for next month’s Missouri State Teachers Foundation Classroom Grant!

Classroom Grant helps MO Teacher purchase new software

Tammy Lane shows how mini-grant helpsThe MSTF Classroom Grants provide funding to assist teachers in positively impacting student success in the classroom. Each month two winners are randomly drawn from submitted applications for a $100 grant!

All current MSTA members are eligible to enter this drawing, and you only need to apply once to be eligible for the entire year.

MSTA Member Tammy Lane shares her excitement after receiving a MSTF Classroom Grant:

“I have purchased a computer program to supplement language skills in my curriculum. Here are my students using the new program, and they love it as much as I do. Thank you so much for choosing me as the winner in December!”