This week's One Class At A Time grant recipient will use her grant to teach her students about others with special needs.
Tammy Osentowski, a sixth-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, plans to use the $250 grant to buy books that are focused on characters with cognitive and physical disabilities.
She says the books are part of a project-based learning unit that focuses on the question "How would you include someone with special needs?"
Roosevelt Elementary School has partnered with Special Olympics Montana for the project and will be helping at the State Summer Games in Great Falls May 15-18.
Osentowski says the books are just the starting point for students when it comes to learning about others who have disabilities.
"I hope that they take away a better understanding, so we're not hearing the things we hear in society of what people call other people and when they walk down the street how they look at other people, I want these students to walk away as supporters and to be able to just accept everyone out there for who they are," she said.
Along with helping at the State Games, Osentowski says her class will write letters and support Special Olympics athletes through school P.E. activities.
One Class At A Time is a partnership between the Montana Television Network and First Interstate Bank.
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