Cabarrus County Education Foundation

 
Hands on Learning- Cary Gluf

Hands on Learning- Cary Gluf

Drafting I and Drafting II-Architecture students at Hickory Ridge High School divided into teams, designed and built bridges and framework for a simple, small scale house. These Bridge Kits turn theory into practice and encourage students to focus on a task with something tangible being the end result.

Energy on the Run - Jamie Mabry

Energy on the Run - Jamie Mabry

This project entails building K'Nex amusement parks, solar powered cars, and motorized cars to investigate potential and kinetice energy. Students are in groups to build specific projects. Upon completion of the project, students take data logged from sensors and graph potential and kinetic energy.

Terrific Tumbling Readers - Tiffany Eudy

Terrific Tumbling Readers - Tiffany Eudy

With this grant, the exceptional children's department provided Tumble Books to the entire school of Mount Pleasant Elementary. This program will enhance accessibility to high interest, low level texts for struggling readers.

"Bone-ified" Scientists - Cassandra Couick

Students in 3rd and 5th grade at A.T. Allen Elementary will study the skeletal system as the foundation for the human body and build a 3D model, including a muscle & ligament (and/or joint) where appropriate.

Food Quality - Christy Carbone-Clark

Food Quality - Christy Carbone-Clark

Students will grow and test the quality of food using a refractometer. Students particularly want to test the quality of food they grow compared to supermarket food. After research is complete, the students will make informational brochures or presentations to share their findings.

Bringing Nano to Macro - Jessica Enlow

Bringing Nano to Macro - Jessica Enlow

With a 3D Doodler, students will be able to engineer their own representations of abstract topics, deepening their understanding of what occurs on a nanoscale level in biological mechanisms and chemical reactions. After 3D manipulatives are generated, students will use them to teach their fellow classmates about the concepts and relate it back to lecture content.

Science Inquiry Lab - Nicole Titley

Science Inquiry Lab - Nicole Titley

All students at Wolf Meadow Elementary, grades 3rd through 5th, used the Hour of Code website to explore programming. Afterwards, students applied this knowledge into building robots with lego kits and software.

littleBits for Little Inventors - Emily Schmidt

littleBits for Little Inventors - Emily Schmidt

This project enhances the second grade engineering program at Coltrane Webb STEM Elementary. littleBits allows students to engineer electric circuits by completing modules.

A Grave Jungle - Donna Meyer

A Grave Jungle - Donna Meyer

Eighth grade students at Harold E. Winkler Middle will read either The Jungle Book or The Graveyard Book, completing reading response questions while annotating their observations, thoughts and reflections. Students will meet for Literature Circles so they can compre and contrast the novels. Students will also do an author's study in order to analyze the author's purpose and style.

Second Grade Novel Studies - Amye Smereka

Second Grade Novel Studies - Amye Smereka

This grant establishes second grade novel studies and book clubs at Harrisburg Elementary. Students use stories for collaborative thinking, comprehension studies and character analysis to strengthen reading fluency and comprehension skills.

Global Connections - Debra Diegmann

Global Connections - Debra Diegmann

Second grade students will experience the continent of Africa through guided reading groups, classroom read alouds, maps and an African Culture program: The Journey of the Drum. Students will identify elements of African folktales, describe geographic landforms/ecosystems, and create stories to tell with others with African drums that the students will make.

Shakespeare Recitation Competition - Marnie Stoker

Shakespeare Recitation Competition - Marnie Stoker

Students memorize and perform a monologue and sonnet by William Shakespeare. Students compete against other middle school students in the Charlotte region at Wingate University.

Junior Robotics Club - Paula Shrum

Junior Robotics Club - Paula Shrum

Second and third graders at Wolf Meadow Elementary will use WeDo Robotics kits to practice skills in programming and explore careers in this field. Students will practice critical thinking while they explore the differect activities found in the robotics kits.

Leveled Literacy Intervention - Amanda Guild and Jennifer Carriker

Leveled Literacy Intervention - Amanda Guild and Jennifer Carriker

This grant provides leveled literacy resources to the entire third grade at Mount Pleasant Elementary School. The system will help students focus on comprehension, vocabularly and fluency with lowest struggling readers.

Comparative Anatomy - Debra Gallagher

Comparative Anatomy - Debra Gallagher

All seventh grade science students at Harold E. Winkler Middle School will be given the opportunity to dissect a frog. This project gives students an authentic biology experience to model science practices that occur in a real world setting. Students will link the frog dissection to the human body as a comparative anatomy analysis.

We Are Conquerors - Stephanie Davis

We Are Conquerors - Stephanie Davis

This project at CC Griffin Middle School utilizes creative art therapy activities in Behavior Focused self contained classrooms.

A Step Into Global Awareness - Julie Johnson

A Step Into Global Awareness - Julie Johnson

Fifth grade students at Beverly Hills Elementary will participate in a whole group cultural novel study where the teacher will use a historical fiction novel to model making cultural and global connections between the characters and settings. Students will utilize technology to create a Thinglink digital poster where students will design interactive posters that combine images, audio and video.

AudioBooks - Christina Hartzell

AudioBooks - Christina Hartzell

Fifth grade students at Beverly Hills Elementary will incorporate audiobooks into their reading curriculum. With a listening center, struggling students will be able to significantly develop his/her reading skills and will become a more engaged and active learner within the classroom by participating in class discussions, partnerships and book clubs.

Edible Gardens - Howard Blackwelder & Paula Shrum

Edible Gardens - Howard Blackwelder & Paula Shrum

The Edible Garden is an outdoor classroom where students learn the life sciences involving the plant cycle, insects, niches, garden ecosystems and soil quality. The focus for this year is on greenhouse ecosystems and transference to outdoor gardens.

Around the World with Reading - Connie Brittain

Around the World with Reading - Connie Brittain

The goal of Around the World with Reading is to bring cultural awareness and acceptance to our school population. Parents and community members and students will be volunteer readers. The volunteers will read books to classes. The reading will be recorded and placed in a shared folder for the teachers and students of Harrisburg Elementary.

Redesign, Recreate, Reconnect - J. Gaye Durham

Redesign, Recreate, Reconnect - J. Gaye Durham

Funds will allow the Media Center to be redesigned and more inviting to the student body to study, research, fellowship and increase their opportunities to learn.

S.T.A.R.S - Ryan Ferguson and Kelly Lord

S.T.A.R.S - Ryan Ferguson and Kelly Lord

At-risk middle school students will be paired with a high school mentor during their eighth grade year to ease with the transition to high school. Summer transition camps will be implemented to familiarize students with the high school setting.

Take a Spin - Kathy Braswell

Take a Spin - Kathy Braswell

"Take a Spin" provides fifth graders at Harrisburg Elementary the opportunity to experience the potter's wheel while taking an artistic journey through North and South America. This will enable students to continue to enhance their global experience by studying the pottery of Native Americans and their artists.

The Major's Garden - Freddy Wang

The Major's Garden - Freddy Wang

Sixth grade students at Harris Road Middle School are in charge of planning, maintaining and analyzing seed starter kits in a wood raised bedding.

Plant a Thought, Grow a Mind - Dana Ramseur

Plant a Thought, Grow a Mind - Dana Ramseur

This project at Cabarrus High is a continuation of last year's Plant a Thought, Grow a Mind grant. High school carpentry students will build specialty designed outdoor seating to repurpose the outdoor atrium into a Viking Media Center Reading Garden.

Genetics in Action - Mallorie Parks

Genetics in Action - Mallorie Parks

Students at Cox Mill High School will study Mendelian genetics by growing C-ferns in petri dishes. As a result, students will be able to witness fertilization and cross breeding.

Creative Storytelling with Legos - Mary Phillips

Creative Storytelling with Legos - Mary Phillips

Creative writing with Legos uses Lego Storytelling kits with books of Fairy Tale, Folk Tales and Multicultural Tales to inspire younger students to increase their vocabulary and writing skills by being able to create their story first and then commence to writing it.

Old Time Music: Jessica MacNair

Old Time Music: Jessica MacNair

Students at CC Griffin Middle School will enjoy master classes, one-on-one coachings and a performance by NC based band, The Zinc Kings. The Zinc Kings will educate music students about the historical tradition of old time music in the Carolinas.

Collaborating with a Composer - Laura Shepherd

Collaborating with a Composer - Laura Shepherd

Seventh grade band students will work with a professional musician, commission a piece and rehearse with the composer before the music is performed at the Carowinds Music Festival and school’s spring concert.

R.O.E.N. - Megan Staab

R.O.E.N. - Megan Staab

Students at Royal Oaks Elementary School will create and maintain a daily news broadcast and learn responsibility and accountability as they serve as crew members.

Sunny Side Up - Jennifer Caligan

Sunny Side Up - Jennifer Caligan

This project will provide all fifth graders with the materials needed to investigate and build solar cars and how solar energy will impact our future.

Educational Disc Golf Experience - Virginia Velez

Educational Disc Golf Experience - Virginia Velez

This project adds more portable discs and disc catchers at the Harris Road Middle School disc golf course. 

 
 
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