Friction Board

It’s a win-win!  The kids are having fun and learning science at the same time.  In one of many exercises, students raced cars down the different surfaces of this ramp while discussing the forces present. This Friction Board was custom built to Ms. Zortea’s science specifications by volunteer Roger Mann.  Thanks to both for helping …

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Celebrating One Year!

We’re only mid-way through the schoolyear and one kindergartener, according to his teacher, has already gone “all the way from knowing nothing to being an ‘A’ student”.  What a way to celebrate our one-year anniversary of this new, technology-driven tutoring program! We began on January 24, 2022 with only four iPads.  Now we have 26 …

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Mid-Schoolyear Report

We’ve been gratified by all the questions we’ve received and the interest shown in Know & Grow activities.  In response, we’ve produced this Mid-Schoolyear Report summarizing June 1 to December 31, 2022.

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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Kindergarten Tutors Needed

Help kindergarteners get caught up to grade level! Do you like to see children having fun and learning at the same time? Become a classroom volunteer. View how you can help!

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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Our kids get the sun, the earth, and the moon!

Ms. Zortea will use this new model to demonstrate the Earth orbiting the Sun, the Moon orbiting Earth, and Earth spinning on its axis – all correctly geared to show each month!  Using a light, which represents the sun, the model will also teach fifth-graders night and day, the seasons, and eclipses. Thanks to Altar’d State, …

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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)