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Kensington Elementary School Receives $5,000 Grant!
The project will allow the school to develop an outdoor learning environment that will provide teachers and students with a peaceful and natural area located in the courtyard at the heart of the school. The idea is that an outdoor environment stimulates the senses and gives students a lot to observe, consider and reflect upon. For young children who are only learning about things like touch, numbers and basic physics, being able to observe things like plant growth, water evaporation and distances can give meaning to classroom lessons. Learning outside also allows for a practical element to otherwise theoretical teachings.
When informed about the grant, Dr. Clarke happily stated: â€œOur school and community will greatly benefit from this grant. We wish to thank our friends at Loweâ€™s for generously supporting this important project.â€
All K-12 public schools in the United States are eligible for the Toolbox for Education program. More information is available at www.ToolboxforEducation.com.
Written by: Lorelie Villano, parent and grant planner.
Posted: Feb 09, 2012 by Dr. Rachel Clarke