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Teachers Awarded Thousands For Classroom Programs
DAYTON -- Helping kids love to learn. Monday night, 89 Miami Valley teachers got an early Christmas present to help with new, interactive programs in the classroom.
It's part of the McDonald's "Make Activities Count" program.
"It's going to bring a lot of life to the playground for the kids," said Dayton Horizon Science Academy art teacher Jessica Reed.
At a special ceremony Monday, each grant recipient was awarded up to $500 and the company handed out $40,000 worth of funding for activities both in and outside of the classroom.
"We are painting a mural on the playground wall. It's really plain and boring right now and we wanted to celebrate the diversity at our school," Reed said.
"We're going to get an incubator and chicks, frogs and ants," said Horizon Science Academy kindergarten teacher Rosalyn Craig. "They'll actually see the things happening and they'll be able to watch and touch them. So it'll be great for them to experience this since they don't usually being from an urban area."
Third-grade Horizon Science Academy Social Studies teacher Erica Fawley is using her grant to buy dress-up clothes so students can re-enact history.
"It emphasizes getting creative in the schools and giving opportunities to kids instead of just reading a textbook all the time," she said.
McDonald's first started the "Make Activities Count" grants program 11 years ago. Since then the company has awarded more than $470,000 to Miami Valley teachers.
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