2017-2018 Mini-Grants

FES Rocks On - Guitars in the General Music Classroom

The Foundation was excited to fund this project through our EITC donations.  This project is designed to provide students in second through fourth grade with the opportunity to learn beginning guitar in the general music classroom.  As the students learn more about reading notes on the treble staff, they will be able to apply their note reading skills to playing and performing on the guitar.  Providing these instruments and instruction at the elementary level will bring string instruction back into our music curriculum in the Fairview School District and will expand instrumental opportunities for future growth.

guitars and rack photo

FMS Breakout EDU Kits

The Middle school's 5th & 6th-grade math programs are where you will find students using these unique "Lock Boxes".  Think of the Escape Room concept, only for classroom content. The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box.  Breakout EDU games transfer the ownership of learning from the instructor to the student, making it easy to observe how learners approach problem-solving and apply their knowledge.  In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific game, all Breakout EDU games require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.  A Breakout EDU game provides learners with many opportunities to fail forward. Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces the player to try again.

Breakout EDU Kits

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