funding cannot support. It encourages NPS teachers to think in cutting edge ways and
bring new vision to the classroom. Each year multiple teachers apply for these grants
and a selection process is undertaken to select the recipients. It is a true privilege of the
NPS Foundation to fulfill classroom grant requests.
|2013-2014 School Year Classroom Grants Coming Soon!
$15,000 will be awarded in Classroom Grants
(approximately 30 grants @ $500 each)
$10,000 available in Special Project Grants
$25,000 into NPS Classrooms for the 2013-2014 year.
Teachers - please start gathering your ideas now! The deadline will be May 10, 2013.
"African Rhythms Are Gonna Getcha!" was a K-4 grant used in all elementary schools in NPS. This grant money was used to purchase an African instrument set to be used in the music classroom.
Third grade students used the instruments to accompany a story-song called the Gebata Board. The story originated in Kenya, so the authentic instruments were a welcome accompaniment. The instruments represented characters or sounds in the story. These instruments were for the most part home-made, even with rough edges! The instruments were also used in an experimental way - exploring sounds, creating combination of sounds, creating patterns which others echoed. The students described the sounds, how the sound was created, and how the instruments appeared to be made (materials, etc.). It was a terrific experience for the students. I thank you so much for honoring our students with this gift. They have enjoyed the instruments, but more than that, it was an authentic learning experience for the students.-- Bonnie Begeman, Music/Vocal Teacher