Teacher Bridget Adam is using the $500 grant to buy Android tablets to assist her students in the classroom. The class will be working on creating and programming apps and
Julie Fenton teaches at Lowell Elementary in Cedar Falls. She’s using the money to buy special microphones, called ‘Qballs.’
The money will be used toward buying material to create math games for the second graders. Michael plans on buying dice, decks of cards and dominoes.
Pease and Wagner said the district kicked off a coding initiative in November, so they’re trying to bring coding to life in the classroom.
In February, the roof collapsed at Lowell Elementary due to snow. Luckily, no one was hurt. However, the building won’t reopen until next school year.
Franzen said the Band program is so much more than a class — but a place where students can express themselves and showcase their love of music to the community.
Stacy Gary, Jennifer McCartan and Angie Chambers are third grade teachers at North Cedar Elementary in Cedar Falls. The teachers hope to use the award money to buy Guided Reading Nonfiction Scholastic Short Reads.
One teacher wins $1,000 for the fourth Cedar Valley Tools for Schools award this school year.
One teacher wins $1,000 for the third Cedar Valley Tools for Schools award this school year. Brett Willams is a social studies and mathematics teacher at Pete Junior High in Cedar Falls.
One teacher wins $1,000 for the first Cedar Valley Tools for Schools award this school year. Jessica Lieb is a music teacher at Bunger Middle School in Evansdale.
One teacher wins $1,000 for the first Cedar Valley Tools for Schools award this school year. Lori Engel is an English teacher at Pete Junior High in Cedar Falls. Because of students’ difficulties sitting still while they’re learning, Engel uses rocking chairs in her classroom. However, she only has two right now, and they are in popular demand.
Another teacher wins $1,000 for this month’s Cedar Valley Tools for Schools award money.
A 5th grade teacher at Kingsley Elementary is teaching her students yoga.
Brittany Nechanicky, a kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Waterloo, is the Tools for School winner for the month of December.