Did you know...
...that these everyday happenings in our schools first came to be through grants from the Lincoln School Foundation?
…the Responsive Classroom approach, which is used every day throughout the grades, began as a grant by the LSF in 2007 for teacher training in methods that emphasize the social, emotional, and academic growth of students.
… the curriculum for the 2nd grade Simple Machine Unit was enhanced to offer a refined, expanded, and differentiated lesson plan and lesson extensions as well as the purchase of classroom building materials thanks to a grant from the LSF in 2007.
… the FLES Spanish program that established Spanish as part of the core curriculum began as an LSF grant in 2008 which funded the development of grade-specific learning guidelines, lesson plans, and student assessment tools to support the launch of the then new Foreign Language Elementary Spanish curriculum for grades 4 and 5.
… Family Math Nights, which bring students and faculty together for fun-filled evenings offering math games customized for each grade level (grades K-3) started as an LSF grant in 2008.
… many teacher websites were kick started with a grant by the LSF in 2009 to provide teacher training in the creation of teacher websites to improve school-home communication.
… teacher training on the use of interactive whiteboards in the classroom helped to establish their regular use in the class and was funded by an LSF grant in 2009.
… iPads were first brought into the classrooms thanks to an LSF grant in 2010 to explore ways to efficiently collect and share data, support learning, and enhance curriculum in first grade.
… the annual 4th grade Journey North social studies project in which students study plant and insect life cycles in varied climates all over the world began as a grant by the LSF in 2010.
… a 2010 LSF grant allowed for the purchase of several Orff instruments for the middle school, which are still being used to help students develop musical concepts.
… manipulatives, such as letter tiles, allow teachers to more easily implement hands-on word study lessons and provide students the opportunity to explore and extend their word study knowledge and practice what they learn in class. The manipulatives in the K-4 Literacy Center were purchased with a grant from the LSF in 2010.
… Science in the Garden began as an LSF grant in 2010 to teach students how to plant a fall garden, put it to rest over the winter, and tend to it again in the spring.
…Kindergartners sing their way through the alphabet each year thanks to a 2011 LSF grant which enabled teachers to develop songs and music to help students learn their letters.
…the annual 2nd grade puppet project was started with an LSF grant and later revitalized by another LSF grant in 2011.
… the Mentor Texts collection in the K-4 Literacy Center, which helps teachers address writing initiatives, is from an LSF grant in 2011.
…the Kindle reading devices in the Lincoln and Hanscom libraries were purchased with funds from a 2011 LSF grant.
…the Flipped Classroom in 7th grade social studies, in which students watch vodcasts at home, allowing the teacher to use classroom time to delve more deeply into lessons, began as an LSF grant in 2012.
…Kindergarten students spending time in Listening Center Libraries are able to do so thanks to a 2012 grant from the LSF to purchase headsets and set up digital libraries.