KRTV returned to the classroom to see how One Class At A Time is helping students at Mountain View Elementary School.
Sixth-grade students are now able better explore the English language thanks to the $250 grant that allowed teacher Ashley Moore to buy visual dictionaries for her classroom.
Moore says the dictionaries offer more images which help students retain more words and definitions.
“The biggest thing I use them for is they do their own goal work- and they’re able to connect their own vocab into the visual dictionary and so they’re able to use them for that,” said Moore.
Students say they prefer learning with the visual dictionaries, which provides more resources during classroom activities.
“This dictionary is a lot more fun because you get pictures instead of just words after word on a page,” said student Skyla Herman.
What is “One Class at a Time?”
“One Class at a Time” is a joint effort between Montana’s News Station and First Interstate Bank to help fulfill needs of area schools. The KRTV program serves Great Falls area schools.
Each week during the school year, a representative from First Interstate Bank and a KRTV reporter will visit the selected classroom to receive that week’s grant. The teacher and class are presented a check for $250 to assist the class in attaining their goals. The winning class is then featured during the Monday 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
What kind of projects are considered for “One Class at a Time” grants?
There are so many different type of projects submitted! Some examples: digital video recorder for a dance class; hardcover journals for students; parts for an auto mechanics class; crafts supplies to build scale models; and science kits to supplement textbooks.
Who can apply for a “One Class at a Time” grant?
Teachers, parents, students or anyone who is aware of a special project that would enhance the educational objectives in a classroom can apply from Aug. 1 through April 1. This program is currently available to schools located in the KRTV Great Falls viewing area. If you are unsure if your school is located in an area serviced by one of these TV stations, please contact Chad McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-457-2741.
How can I apply for the grant?
Applicants can apply by clicking this link to the First Interstate Bank website. You may submit either the application online or print and mail the form and any attachments to:
One Class at a Time
P.O. Box 2989
Great Falls, MT 59403
How often can I apply?
There is no limit to the number of projects or times you can apply. The applications are considered for the entire 2018-2019 academic school year.
Who determines which class will receive the award?
The awards are chosen by a committee that meets the second week of each month. The committee members include employees of Montana’s News Station and First Interstate Bank, as well as area educators.
How many applications do you receive?
We received more than 100 applications during the past school year. Each year we receive applications for worthy projects that we may not be able to fund due to time constraints. Please re-apply if your special project was not chosen in the past. Our goal is to enhance our area students’ educational experience “One Class at a Time.”
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