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From Kindergarten to College: Parent to Kids Grant Program

Van Kauffman, Makenzie Sebert, and Makayla Sebert received their basket of literacy goodies this past Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the conclusion of the grant program.

The “From Kindergarten to College: Parent to Kids Program” came to a conclusion this past Tuesday, November 19, 2013. It was a five-week program offered to a few kindergarten families to learn strategies to use at home with children in the areas of reading and writing. Each week families participated in discussion and activities with the children to support their growth in reading and writing.

Cheryl Tresher, a Kindergarten Teacher, received a $500 grant at the end of the 2012-2013 school year from the Union County Education Foundation. The grant covered the expense of each child receiving a book weekly and then a basket full of literacy items to be used at home to build literacy at the conclusion of the program.

During the five weeks, Tresher worked with the parents in her classroom during the sessions, while Jeanette Burnham, another Kindergarten Teacher, worked with the students in another classroom. At the end of each evening families met back together to participate in an activity together. Beth Medlin, Media Coordinator, and Jennifer Glahn, School Counselor, also shared helpful information on technology, websites, behavior, and homework during the sessions. This past Tuesday, students received sidewalk chalk, magnetic letters, dry erase boards with markers, pencils, sticky notes, various journals, construction paper, and many books to grow their personal libraries at home.


Written by: Cheryl Tresher, Kindergarten Teacher & Beth Medlin, Media Coordinator
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 by Elizabeth Medlin

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