This unit was made to go Patricia Polacco's book The Junkyard Wonders. Included are 18 pages of activities to challenges your students to think more deeply about the story. The unit was created with the 4th and 5th grade Common Core Standards in mind. Topics explored are theme, setting, character
Have your students bring a rock to class to investigate. They will draw their rock and describe its properties. Then introduce then to the rock cycle with the Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic foldable. They will write descriptions of the different types of rocks and draw examples. Great first in
This is a winning grant proposal to purchase LEGO Mindstorm Invention System robotics kits to use for science, physics, technology and engineering activities. A state electrical cooperation awarded $1500.00 for this grant in 2002. This proposal is customizable and can be adjusted to compensate for th
This 18-page packet of fun, engaging, and hassle-free activities is the perfect way to introduce, supplement, and assess your study of Memorial Day with your students.
Reading Comprehension (and questions)
K-W-L Charts (3)
ABC Order (and answer key)
Parts of Speech Sor
This is a grant that was written in the Fall of 2012 for a set of 5 iPod Touches and cases for an elementary school library. The grant summarizes the use of the iPod Touches in the school setting and emphasizes audiobooks, qr codes, and podcasts.
This grant could easily be adapted and changed to req
This grant proposal, written in early 2012, allowed the special education department in my middle school to obtain 40 iPads and peripherals (Apple TV and projectors, etc). Because I teach a multi-subject program, it covers all academic areas, including math, language arts, and social skills. The prop
Sweet poem to your students as you wrap up the year! Send them off with a bag of items that hold a lot of meaning :)
- Includes a message from you to put on the outside of a goodie bag (and an area for you to sign)
- Includes a poem explaining the items in the goodie bag and their meaning
This FREEBIE includes 2 back to school graphic organizers. The first one has students fill in a CAN/HAVE/ARE chart to describe 1st graders. The second one is a Venn diagram comparing kindergarten to first grade. I like to do this activity whole class on large chart paper and have the students use my
Project-based learning activity is entitled "Make a Difference" because it challenges students to select an issue in their school, community, nation, or world that concerns them. They research this issue and write a report explaining statistics and logical information to support the need for their p
The fraction version of my very popular mixed number game!
This game is a great center or review activity. It uses strategy and number sense.
It has dozens of potential games!
The base game was the adding to find the greater sum. I have added three variations where they add, but need the lowest sum
This is a grant proposal that was written for an elementary school library asking for a collection of elementary level graphic novels.
It includes a synopsis of the grant, steps for implementation, a description of the grant evaluation, and a product list. The proposed grant asks for a collection o
Libraries…Not just for Language Arts
Primary Grant Focus:
Language Arts & Mathematics
Grade Levels Targeted:
Pre-K Kindergarten 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
I was awarded this grant in 2010 and my stud
Do you want to add eBooks to your library or school? Use this grant to get started. This grant was written in 2010 for an elementary K-4 library. It is adaptable to other settings. It includes a grant summary, evaluation description, and a 204 eBook title and price list. The grant is based on th
Use this successful grant to enhance your grant proposal and make yours successful too! This grant was written to purchase school iPads and was approved twice! Just tweak it to match your goal's proposal, the student body, and the things that make your building unique!
This product is fully edit
Activities NOT Included -- This product is designed to set up and organize for your makerspace.
- Editable Parent Letter
- Editable Materials List
- Editable Toolbox Labels
- Editable Makerspace Student Contract
- 11 Makerspace Printable Posters (4 different designs in varying colors)
This is a completed grant in which you can edit, copy, or paste information in order for you to get a SMARTboard in your classroom! The grant highlights the many positive aspects of this great technology, and explains why it should be implemented in your classroom!
(Please note, the attached budg
You will receive a collection of handouts, foldables, task card, and rubric templates. There is a mix of traditional handouts which can be used to throw in questions or information as well as handouts for stations, dry-erase markers, and a booklet template.
You will need to download some fonts (all
Here you will find a copy of a grant that was written for the purchase of two Kindles for the classroom. The Kindles are used during literacy stations and are loaded with different leveled eBooks. The Kindle has the feature of making libraries for the different levels allowing for differentiated in
Now arriving at the station...a Smart Charts transportation unit. This unit is your ticket to teaching your little ones to classify, brainstorm, compare-and-contrast, and more. We’ve packed in circle charts, brace charts, category charts and compare-and-contrast charts along with writing frames to s
Grant Proposal: Grant Proposal for Ar-kid-tecture using STEM activities.
Would you love to write a grant for your elementary classroom but just can’t seem to get started? This winning proposal may be just what you need to jumpstart your ability to plan, write, and carry-out an innovative teaching
This grant was written for a K-4 school library requesting library books with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus. This grant includes a detailed summary, evaluation methods section, and a sample item list. This grant could be easily modified to include requests for add
Do you want Ipads for you classroom? This is the grant for you! This Ipad grant explains the need for Ipads in the classroom, offers several advantages that will be evident in all classrooms across all content areas, and provides the positive feedback from five different studies that support the us
Grant Proposal: Grant Proposal for a School Wide Election Event -
Would you love to write a grant for your elementary classroom but just can’t seem to get started? This winning proposal may be just what you need to jump-start your ability to plan, write, and carry-out an innovative teaching grant.
This is a $495 grant I won to build on to my elementary library Makerspace. The focus is on science concepts so it goes perfect with STEAM. You'll find
Page 1: Tips and Resources
Page 2: Photos of my Makerspace
Pages 3-6: Grant
My 4-6 grade students have access to the Makerspace during their library
Academically minded students in their junior and senior years of high school may want to think about applying for many of the small local and national scholarships that are available to students like themselves. But, these kids are already buried under mountains of homework, extracurricular activitie
This is a grant that was writtend and awarded for Take Home book bags called, Tag-A-Longs. These are literacy and math focused backpacks to help students target specific skills in a fun and inviting way. In the write up is infomation about evaluation and usage. Plus a DETAILED budget. All items are f
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” ~Confucius
Remember how excited you were when you learned to ride a bike or drive a car? We know that students learn best when they are directly involved in the learning. For this reason, we would like to transform our school into a
My favorite winning grant proposal EVER:
No “Obstacle” to Learning in this Course
Amount of Grant: $2,633
Ordered from Sam's Club: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/backyard-obstacle-challenge-bounce-house/182163.ip
Primary Grant Focus:
Grant Proposal: Grant Proposal on Team Building
Would you love to write a grant proposal but just can’t seem to get started? This winning proposal may be just what you need to jumpstart your students’ ability to work together in problem solving challenges. Building strong peer relationships is vi
This is a winning grant proposal to purchase a water rocket launcher and air compressor to use for science, physics, technology and engineering activities. A state electrical cooperation awarded $1000.00 for this grant in 2001. This proposal is customizable and can be adjusted to compensate for the v
I have had over 50 funded grants. This three paragraph succinct letter to a politician is funding the school library with more desktops, a Smartboard and other technology. Components of the proposal include statistical information in a structured and formatted manner.
Purchase of this proposal will
Grant Proposal: Grant Proposal on Solar Energy and Laws of Motion -
Would you love to write a grant proposal but just can’t seem to get started? This winning proposal may be just what you need to jumpstart your students’ ability to work together in problem solving challenges. This grant, origina
In this lesson students will be introduced to the ELA strategy of perspective. Students will be taught this through, as well as how perspective differs from point of view, through a teacher model and independent practice. Students will also apply this ELA strategy to fictional texts that also contain
How do you get iPads to be available to each student in your classroom? The answer is basic: you write a grant.
Every successful grant application begins with a project, then a plan and with getting permission. They are the three P’s to getting grants.
I hope you enjoy my short EBook on Tips for Wr
Grant Proposal: Grant Proposal on Crime Stoppers Investigations-
Would you love to write a grant for your elementary classroom but just can’t seem to get started? This winning proposal may be just what you need to jumpstart your ability to plan, write, and carry-out an innovative teaching grant.
"Vote for Books" is based on a unit I did with the books that were nominated for the Volunteer State Book Award contest here in Tennessee. Just about every state has a state book award so check the link I included in the document for you to find your specific state. Using a list of nominees I give yo
Five pages. This is a grant proposal that I wrote for the Honda Foundation. This type of grant was over $100,000.It deals with STEM education and bringing it to local schools. This would be a good start if you are work at a Museum or Science Center and are applying for a STEM related grant. You can e
This is a winning grant proposal to purchase an electric bicycle to use in the classroom for science and alternative energy activities. A state electrical cooperation awarded $1499.00 for this grant in 2005. This proposal can be customized to compensate for the variations in prices of electric bicycl
I wished I had an example of a grant to help me when I wrote this one. I searched and searched for a grant to use as an example; I had nothing to help me except for the county grant guru! I am proud of this and have received several since in the total amount of $11,500. I am so comfortable writing
Here are four grants that were each written for VersaTiles Labs for use in the classroom. I believe they received the funds because of how they all identify specific state standards. The grants were awarded in sums ranging from $300 to $600. They would be easy to adapt to many types of grants offe
I recently won $408 for “The Science of Puppetry” grant. With the winnings I have bought Folkmanis Puppets and animal books from the Smithsonian Backyard series. Both the books and puppets are quality award-winning products. I will be pairing the puppet with the books during my storytime and the sets
This grant proposal involves a four-week summer school session for roughly 60 students who need support over the summer in order to maintain current academic standing and experience a "jump start" to help them transition into the next school year. This particular grant is for Kindergarten students en
I have had over 48 funded grants. This proposal was a successfully funded field trip grant for $700 to see The Lion King. Funds were used for students to view a Broadway play. The play was selected at my discretion. Any play could have been selected to maximum student participation. However, The Lio
This unit includes many whole group follow-up writing activities and literacy center activities that can be used with the books about family time/outings. I recommend the books Baby Brains by Simon James and Look at Us by Isabel Camboy. These activities are aligned with the Common Core Standards and
I won approximately $20,000,000 in grant money for New York City Department of Education programs and services. The secret to winning is following step-by-step directions and knowing insider tips.
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I won approximately $20,000,000 in grant money for New York City Department of Education programs and services. Writing winning grant proposals is easier than you think. The secret to winning is following step-by-step directions and knowing insider tips. This workbook, in user-friendly language, allo