Linda Brunson

Such Smart Kids

Did you know kindergarteners can have gaps in learning?  The early learning curriculums move so fast that kindergarteners who did not attend pre-K are at a disadvantage.  These little learners can benefit greatly from extra tutoring. The Know & Grow Tutoring Program progresses each child at his/her individual pace.  The students enrolled at Dinsmore Elementary …

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Rewarding Successes

Already, two kindergarteners have earned t-shirts! The Know & Grow Tutoring Program has eight (8) goals.  Students receive certificates as they complete each goal.  Once a child receives three certificates, he/she receives this fun Khan Academy Kids t-shirt. Would you like to sponsor a child?  For only $16/month, a Dinsmore Elementary kindergartener has after school …

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Such a cute winner!

On Literacy Night, we received a fishbowl full of entry slips to win this Khan Academy Kids t-shirt.  The winner is this first grader! To learn more about Kodi the Bear and friends, click here.

Literacy Night

Thanks to all the families who visited our booth on Literacy Night.  Even though it was cold outside, we had more than 25 students stop by and learn about Khan Academy Kids. Ms. Tiffany and her daughter helped me “man” this booth – our first ever!  Ms. Tiffany is a volunteer tutor in Ms. Williams’ …

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My Sight Words

Would you believe kindergarteners are expected to know 237 words by sight? To help them achieve this goal, we’ve prepared 125 charts listing all these “sight words.”  They are colorful and laminated.  Each kindergartener gets one for his/her personal use in the classroom. This project was funded by a grant from Walmart River City Marketplace.

Sorter / Storage

Every kindergarten classroom now has two sorters for storage.  One stores 11″x17″ sheets and laminates that help teach the kids to count to 100.  The second is used to store trays of letters that help teach kids how to read.  As modern classrooms contain more and more teaching aids, organization is a must!

Tutoring Certificates

The kindergarteners enrolled in our tutoring program progress at their own pace.  As each of our Know & Grow Kiddos complete one of the eight goals, he/she receives a certificate to take home. The children taking the iPads home for after-school tutoring complete the goals MUCH faster!

Students Helping Students

Over the summer, highschoolers volunteered 427 hours helping us prepare for this school year. They put together new literacy materials, including UFLI word trays and decodable notebooks.  They cleaned and organized existing teaching tools:  they replaced batteries in etch-a-sketches, cleaned and counted bags of geo shapes, cleaned and prepped the iPads for screen protector replacements, …

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One Employee…Giant Step

Know & Grow Learning Depot now has an employee.  This is a first and is a giant step for our nonprofit! This part-time teaching assistant tutors kindergarteners.  Using the award-winning Khan Academy Kids, she tutors groups of up to 10 students at a time.  With the learning software, each child progresses at his/her own pace.

  • Delta Education Weather Vane (4)
  • Delta Educational Barometer (4)
  • Classifying Clouds Photo Cards (4)
  • Didax Plastic Anemometer (2)
  • Delta Education Solar Hot Air Balloon (4)
  • NewPath Weather and Climate Learning Center (4)
  • Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Scale (4)
  • V-Back Metal Thermometers, Dual Scale (60)