One Class at a Time helps a Tri-State preschool
Mrs. Sara Clark is the latest One Class at a Time recipient.
When you walk into a preschool room, the first thing you notice is there's a lot of play going on.
"What do you like to play? Kitchen! What do you like to do in the kitchen? Play!" says 3 year old Ava Bastian.
"What is your favorite thing about school? Dinosaurs, Why do you like dinosaurs? 'Cause," says 4 year old Ki'Liah Ketsenburg.
You can tell there's a lot of play in Mrs. Sara Clark's 3 year old preschool room in Monroe City. There's also a lot of learning happening here.
"They work on writing through play. They work on answering questions. They work on social skills...whether it be working out a problem with a friend. We really work on play. Play is how they learn.
Believe it or not, this is not our first visit to Mrs. Clark's class. Two years ago in May, she won a grant for One Class at a Time. With that money, she bought most of this center...a lot of toys dealing with STEM. With this thousand dollars, she's buying toys for outside.
"Probably some bikes, some balls, tricycles, scooters," says Clark.
A lot of those types of toys help these kiddos develop their gross motor skills.
"Gross motor skills are your jumping and running, and throwing balls. Gross motor is anything that uses your big muscles and your hands and feet," says Clark.
Mrs. Clark will now get to use her hands and feet as she goes shopping with the One Class at a Time grant....and who knows...we may be back
If you know a teacher who could benefit from a thousand dollars, have them fill out an application, click here.