By: Jackie Glaser, Title 1 Teacher at Prairie Rose Elementary
Prairie Rose Elementary Title 1 instructors, Karla Larson, Amy Shobe, and Jackie Glaser, have been chosen to receive a Funding the Future grant of $2500 from Continental Resources for the 2021-2022 school year. Continental is passionate about investing in education in the communities where we live and work. Their Funding the Future grants are meant to ensure that our children have the best opportunity to grow, learn and thrive.
The grant funds will be used to purchase phonological and phonemic awareness resources to supplement our Title 1 instruction. Children need strong phonological awareness skills in order to decode words when reading. Without these essential skills, potential reading difficulties may arise in the early years. We want to work on these skills from Kindergarten to first grade and even beyond.
We are looking for ways to incorporate more phonological and phonemic awareness into our instruction. While instruction begins with phonological awareness, our end goal is phonemic awareness. This awareness increases reading comprehension and vocabulary.