First Grade

Secret Stories

Thanks to Mrs. Thomas, first-grade teacher, all first-grade and kindergarten classrooms can now enjoy learning with Secret Stories®.  Know & Grow proudly provides these products to six classrooms: Phonics Book Phonics Posters Musical “Sound Skill” Phonics Songs Download Phonics Flashcards Porta-Pics for Writing Folders Thank you Mrs. Thomas for sharing your “find!” To view more …

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Afterschool Tutoring

Our iPads all run on a cellular Internet connection making afterschool learning possible!  The tutoring is done by Kodi the Bear & Friends (Khan Academy Kids). Kids quickly learn how to navigate the iPad during classroom tutoring sessions.  The kids love Khan Academy Kids and want to take the iPads home. Parents need not worry …

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Farmers Federal & another first!

Farmers Federal Credit Union was the first sponsor of our Online Tutoring Program for kindergarteners.  Now they have done it again as the first sponsor of our 1st grade program! Thank you Farmers Federal for investing in Dinsmore children and for your early belief in our tutoring program! To learn more about our iPad fundraiser, click …

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Spelling Pads Delivered

We’ve delivered 3,300 first-grade spelling pads!  Requested by teachers, the 30 different spelling pads align directly with the weekly classroom curriculum.  The pads encourage the children to spend more time on their spelling words – handwriting each word multiple times, filling in blank letters, visualizing similarities, and reading short sentences. We want to thank our …

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Math Manipulatives

All kindergarten and first-grade classrooms now have colorful, easy-to-interlock cubes!  Each child has two stacks of ten to help them see and solve math problems. The teachers wanted – and received – the same two colors for all students.  This was only made possible thanks to a generous grant from our local Sam’s Club (and …

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Thanks to The Bradley Family and TransUnion

Know & Grow received a $2,000 donation from The Bradley Family!  TransUnion doubled the family’s $1,000 donation with an employer match program.   Great news for two reasons!  First, it is a HUGE amount to help our kids learn.  Secondly, it is important that Know & Grow receive community contributions such as this because corporations …

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Aussie Pouches!

Chair seat pockets not only “dress up” the classrooms, they make lesson-to-lesson transitions more efficient.  Students store their folders, pencils, etc. in pockets on the back of their chairs.  All seven kindergarten and first-grade classrooms needing seat pockets are being furnished Aussie Pouches.  Made of demin, these seat backs have multiple pockets, are washable, and …

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Thanks Sam’s Club!

Thanks to a $2,000 grant from our local Sam’s Club, kindergarteners and first-graders will enjoy learning math with manipulatives / cubes.  And, the teachers will enjoy the quick-to-use storage / distribution containers. Stay tuned for math manipulatives and much more from this generous grant!

Fortunate to be Chosen!

We are so fortunate that Altar’d State (at the St. Johns Town Center) selected us for their Mission Monday program!  We received a HUGE check! This donation will make a SIGNIFICANT impact on our kids’ education for years to come!  Stay tuned for more details.

  • 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)