Vamos a la granja! Lets go to the farm!

Young Fives students and Kindergarteners will explore Spanish animal sounds and learn about the benefits of speaking two languages. Kids will learn how animals do not make the same noises in Spanish! Books, farm animal toys and magnetic letters will encourage young children to play with new sounds. The availability […]

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Cardio Drumming and More!

Cardio drumming is a growing phenomenon that is making its way into the classroom. Music teachers are using yoga balls to drum, bounce, and further engage students in the music-making process. This grant would provide Pleasant Ridge the chance to incorporate yoga balls into music instruction, including cardio drumming, musical […]

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Green Screen Accessories

This grant project will be used to help improve the audio & video quality of the third grade news productions (interviews, skits) and various other green screen projects in 2nd and 3rd grades. Young 5, 1st & 2nd graders will also have access to these accessories but their use of […]

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Apple Watch and Breathe

Apple Watches have an app called Breathe. When using this app, it provides a multi sensory (physical and visual) experience. During times that our students are experiencing moments of stress, anxiety and other emotional irregularities, the staff have used their personal Apple Watches to help de-escalate / calm students using […]

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Visible Heart-Health in Physical Education

We are requesting funds to purchase large television monitors in order to display critical education materials for our PE classes, as well as our studentsÛª heart rates while they are exercising. This would coincide with our new Polar Heart Rate monitors that the students are wearing during physical education classes. […]

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Winter Outdoor Fitness – Snowshoeing

The purchase of a class set of snowshoes would allow all 3 of our elementary schools to take turns providing an outdoor winter physical education unit for our students. This would expand our curriculum as well as connect with our heart rate monitors and our goal to make connections between […]

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Fitness Development in K-3 Building: Rogue Fitness Folding Power Racks

In the gym at Pleasant Ridge we are dedicated to teaching our students about the benefits of a fitness based curriculum. With the introduction to many forms of exercise, our students are learning about what types of movements they can and will be completing for a lifetime for their own […]

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