Grant will provide One91 VA students with home learning kits
Kindergarten students in the One91 Virtual Academy will have plenty of the supplies they need to engage in hands-on learning activities at home thanks to a $3,000 grant it recently received from the Education Minnesota Foundation.
The Bringing Virtual Learning to Life grant provides each student with a home learning kit that includes Play-Doh, pool noodles, a whiteboard with a marker and eraser, and math and literacy manipulatives. The grant also allows One91 Virtual Academy to mail students materials like books throughout the year and will fund events like a winter party and kindergarten graduation.
The grant will fund these supplies and events for the 2022-23 school year. The school can apply for the grant again next year.
“The overall goal of this project is to increase learning and test scores. We strive for a school that meets the needs of all students, including those who learn best with hands-on activities or concrete learning,” Virtual Academy kindergarten teacher Tanja Putman said. “It will also give students books of their own that they can keep. This can help foster a love for reading and in turn improve reading ability and add fun to our learning time, which also improves learning. It will be great for our students!”
- One91 Virtual Academy