Eisenhower School received two awards this fall from the Judy Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Grant. Judy Chandlee was a beloved Kindergarten teacher at Eisenhower School for many years and it means a great deal for the school to receive these grants.

Mrs. David wrote a grant to enhance literacy skills in Kindergarten. The purpose of this project is to incorporate a multi-sensory approach to literacy.  Students will explore reading using hands-on activities to keep them engaged and to reach all students at their reading level.  With these sensory materials, students will be supported during both teacher-led activities and independent literacy stations to help cement their knowledge of literacy skills and standards.

Mrs. Dostal wrote a grant to support social and emotional learning through library books. The goal of this project is to add books that address social and emotional needs into the Eisenhower library collection. Books have been selected from Follett that were reviewed by notable library associations as addressing social and emotional learning for kids. These books will be available to all students and teachers through the library to support social and emotional teaching goals and student needs. After the many disruptions to life caused by Covid, social and emotional learning has become a very important focus for schools across the country. Books can be a powerful tool to open up meaningful conversations and help students address these needs.