Lexington teachers receive mini-grants from Blue Grass Community Foundation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Blue Grass Community Foundation has awarded a total of $10,000 to eight sites in Fayette County Public Schools for the 2015-2016 Teacher Mini-Grant Program, which encourages innovation and creativity.

The following schools received awards:

  • Booker T. Washington Primary Academy: $800 to purchase 40 sets of Zingo board games to teach kindergarteners socialization skills and mastery of sight words;
  • Lafayette High School: $650 to produce creative writing pieces in French;
  • Leestown Middle School: $850 to purchase two iPads and accessories for the Let’s Talk project, for students learning English;
  • Mary Todd Elementary: $1,000 for the Bilingual Music in the Classroom program, to sponsor a bilingual instructor for five sessions of song, dance, and reading for preschoolers;
  • Meadowthorpe Elementary: $910 to purchase seven Kindle Fire units and cases to create a Techno Literacy Center;
  • Picadome Elementary: $2,145 for five second-grade classrooms to purchase books for the Scholastic Ready-To-Go Classroom Library, to increase student reading and family engagement;
  • Picadome Elementary: $465 to purchase Kindles for the Helping Kids to Love Reading project;
  • Picadome Elementary: $500 to purchase graphic novels for fifth-graders to inspire young readers;
  • Sandersville Elementary: $716 for All About Kentucky magazine, to help produce a student-researched and student-written magazine.
  • Sandersville Elementary: $964 for Bringing Literacy Alive, to purchase texts and subscriptions to improve nonfiction comprehension;
  • Southern Elementary: $500 to purchase Comix with Content to boost reading comprehension;
  • Southern Elementary: $500 for A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, to purchase a grade-level set of primary source documents.
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