Ocean Road School (Point Pleasant, Ocean County) teachers Noureen Beirne, Jean Marie Harris, Diane Kupisioski and paraprofessional Luci Schillagi, know what works in their classrooms. They?ve seen children learn with the help of their families and through the activities included in their ABC ? Activity Bags. In an effort to expand the ABC ? Activity Bag Club and to reach more students, these staff members applied for and received a $4,982 grant from the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education.
The Activity Bags center on themes such as transportation, the season, popular literary characters, letters of the alphabet, etc. Included in the bags are activity sheets to assist families as they complete assignments in language, readiness, reading, math, and general knowledge.
This project will expand to the preschool and Kindergarten classes and will utilize the skills and interests of high school students interested in teaching careers. Teens will be partnered with young children at ABC Night and will help in the replication of the ABC Bags.
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