The Sulphur Springs Independent School District Education Foundation recently awarded a classroom grant in the amount of $3,300 to Ms. Garner, Ms. Moss and Ms. Roberts, English Language Arts teachers at Sulphur Springs Middle School. They used their grant funds to bring in poets Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger. The poets will spend two days at SSMS meeting with each 8th grade Language Arts class as well as leading faculty in staff development about teaching poetry in their classrooms.
The opening General Session will be held on Wednesday March 2nd from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at Sulphur Springs Middle School.
Regarding her work, Holbrook writes, “I have the best job ever. I visit schools all over the world and speak to kids at all grade lives about my poetry and about writing their own poetry. We write on white boards, in notebooks, on computers, on iPads. We collaborate, gathering details like scientists and write using precise and concise language. We hit many of the common core standards without students even noticing, writing across the curriculum to build literacy skills and strengthen our understanding. We write about the world, what we know and what we wonder about.”
The SSISD Education Foundation that as students in Sulphur Springs ISD have an eagerness to learn and explore, teachers are seeking innovative ways to strengthen access to hands-on learning experiences through inter-disciplinary collaboration and co-teaching models of instruction. The Foundation seeks to assist teachers in gaining access to more innovation. Classroom teacher grants help facilitate interactive learning experiences for students as they continue to develop problem solving skill sets. The Foundation states, “Seeking and utilizing foundation assets is vital as Sulphur Springs ISD prepares students for a global workplace where many of tomorrow’s jobs have yet to be created today.” For more information regarding the foundation www.ssisdeducationfoundation.com