Category - Funded Projects

2012 Funded Project: i-Touch to Learn—Adding iPod Touches to the Classroom

Granted: Funding for the purchase of 5 i-pod touches to be used by the Zeh School’s third grade classrooms. Summary Description: The third grade team will be utilizing the iPod Touches during the Daily Five reading and writing blocks. For the reading, the teachers will be using these devices to improve students’ fluency by letting[…]

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2012 Funded Project: Mind Snacks—French

Granted: Funding for 78 French specific accounts for the i-Pads to enhance level 1 and level 2 French. Summary Description: Differentiated, individualized instruction through activities targeting vocabulary and grammar learned in levels 1 and 2 of French.

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2012 Funded Project: E-books are E-lectric

Granted: Funding for 25 virtual books. Summary Description: E-books are E-lectric is designed to meet the needs of the digital generation by enriching the public school library collections with electronic books. This content can be downloaded to desktop and laptop computers as well as mobile devices. It will enhance student achievement by providing differentiated instruction[…]

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2012 Funded Project: Headphones for the Portable i-Pad Cart

Granted: Funding for 40 sets of headphones. Summary Description: The grant will be used to purchase 40 durable headphones for students to use with the newly purchased i-Pad cart which contains a classroom set of i-Pads. Melican is a pilot school for this exciting cutting-edge technology as we explore the meaningful ways to integrate appropriate[…]

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2012 Funded Project: “Getting Real in the Classroom: The New York Times Upfront”

Granted: Funding to purchase 50 subscriptions of The New York Times Upfront which provides age appropriate informational text and lesson plans. Summary Description: Access to the The New York Times Upfront will enable Melican Middle School seventh graders to enhance their non-fiction reading comprehension skills while helping them to understand current events via world-class, age[…]

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2012 Funded Project: Northborough/Southborough Children’s Book Award

Granted: Funding for new books for a town wide reading contest. Summary: The Northborough/Southborough Children’s Book Award Program is a cooperative venture among the school and public libraries in Northborough and Southborough. The program is for children in grades 3-5. In late November, the librarians vote on a list of 10 books to include as[…]

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2011 Funded Project: Bright Summer Ideas

This grant helped sponsor this first annual innovative program that reached out to culturally and linguistically diverse families in the Northborough community. Over eighty English Language Learners in grades K-8, and their families attended this program at Algonquin Regional High School to promote child literacy skills and teach methods to prevent language and academic regression[…]

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2011 Funded Project: The 2010-2011 Northborough Southborough Children’s Book Award

The Northborough Free Library received a grant that funded the 2010-2011 Northborough Southborough Children’s Book Award (NSCBA) program. Public and school librarians from both Northborough and Southborough chose 20 different books appropriate for children in grades 3-5. Multiple copies of these books were purchased and made available from February to May at both the schools[…]

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2011 Funded Project: Keyboards in the Elementary Music Classroom

A K-5 music educator in the Northborough Elementary Schools, received a grant to purchase eight electronic keyboards to enhance students’ music experience at school. The keyboards will not only be used as a focus of designated keyboard units but as a vehicle to reinforce musical skills throughout the school year. Grant amount: $855.91

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