Crosby Middle School

 

 

Catnip Mini Station- All Aboard!           Requested by Fontenot, Kevin

Mathematicians learn and grow together.  We are the conductors of all numbers and teach our students to make sense of them. Research has shown that students positively respond to visual vocabulary.  Catnip's Word Wall(s) would allow our LEP students and all students to grasp math TEKS and utilize academic vocabulary in purposeful talk. Math centers allow a prescriptive focus that aims to produce student growth and appeal to multiple learning modalities.  Last school year, one of our elementary colleagues, challenged their class to successfully complete 500,000 IXL (TEK-specific math differentiated learning program) questions.  Having eight mini-iPads would allow for a rotating center of devices on our grade-level team, which would provide more frequent and consistent access to this stellar district-purchased program (IXL).  We thank you for your consideration as we strive to move our students from good to great.  Please join in being All Aboard!    

Funding Needed:  $4,294.84

 

"The Spirit of Crosby - Please Dont Stop the Music !            

Requested by Godoy, Jennifer

Our program has grown to 287 dance class students and our Dance team, the Star Steppers  is the biggest it has been in it's 13 year history, with 43

members.  We are excited for the growth and would like to add items to show it in the stands and on the contest floor.  With the addition of our second dance teacher we are sharing music list and using technology and Apple Music from our laptops and iPads , to really enhance our classes. A new portable radio is needed for our second classroom and gym space for the dance team.  Funding Needed:  $2,125.00

 

"Racking" Up Art           Requested by Gonzalez, Laura

Because CMS has now added a 2nd art teacher, we have doubled the size of students we teach, and thus need more storage space to dry artwork. Since many projects run concurrent with each course, another drying rack is needed so that the art teachers are not having to share the current drying rack and having to move it across the school with each project. Use of the drying rack helps students build upon their projects across several days or weeks. We offer extensive lessons on composition, color theory, elements and principles of art, and craftsmanship. All of these are not possible to teach in a one period class. Thus, projects are expanded across days and weeks to help students understand the value of hard work, dedication and patience. Between periods, artwork is in need of drying horizontally to allow students to apply layers and add effects.          Funding Needed:  $1000

 

Boomwhackers!           Requested by Nelson, Jay

I have been asked to teach a new general (non-performing) music class at CMS. As there is no funding I would like to get some materials for this class. My goal is to create some fun ways to learn about music by using non-traditional instruments (buckets, boomwhackers, etc.). These materials would allow the students to learn about music fundamentals in a non-threatening way and any performing would only be done in the classroom. Since we already have several performance-based classes at CMS, this new initiative allows for a different demographic of students to have a quality musical experience without the added pressure of after school events in front of an audience.      Funding Needed:  $688.08

 

"Racking" Up Art!           Requested by Sortore, Melanie

(This proposal is in conjunction with Laura Gonzalez's grant)   Because CMS has now added a 2nd art teacher, we have doubled the size of students we teach, and thus need more storage space to dry artwork. Since many projects run concurrent with each course, another drying rack is needed so that the art teachers are not having to share the current rack and having to move it across the school with each project. Use of the drying rack helps students build upon their projects across several days or weeks. We offer extensive lessons on composition, color theory, elements and principles of art, and craftsmanship. All of these are not possible to teach in one period class. Thus, projects are expanded across days and weeks to help students understand the value of hard work, dedication and patience. Between periods, artwork is in need of drying horizontally to allow students to apply layers and add effects.    

Funding Needed:   $1000

© 2011 Crosby Education Foundation        

Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Twitter Clean
  • White Facebook Icon