Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach announced four schools in Sussex County are this year’s recipients of TangerKIDS Grants, a program designed to award grant money to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located.
Grants awarded this month will benefit schools for the 2017-18 school year.
Tanger’s Grant this year of $5,000 will be shared among the recipients.
Lord Baltimore Elementary School will receive a TangerKids Grant to start a robotics program. In this program, students will learn how to code and to program robots, which will enhance students’ problem solving skills, progressive struggle and teamwork.
Lord Baltimore also will receive a grant to fund two iPads and educational supplements to be used by special education students from kindergarten through second grade. The funds will buy materials that allow children to explore science, math, fine motor skills and language arts utilizing the iPad camera and hand-on manipulatives, reinforcing math, problem solving, phonics and spelling in an interactive game-like format.
Morris Early Childhood Center will receive a grant to purchase materials that will allow teachers to demonstrate counting and number sense ideas to kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students in small group settings. The materials will assist the teacher in giving the students a visualization of addition and subtraction number stories. The students will use the items to practice one-to-one counting, solving number stories, comparing quantities and understanding numbers.
North Georgetown Elementary School will receive a grant to buy books that will teach reading and writing to begin and develop English language learner students in the third grade. The extra books will allow students to be able to take books home to read and will be used by students year after year.
Southern Delaware School of the Arts will receive a grant to purchase Legos for the classroom to help students build their spatial and proportional awareness. Legos and the accompanying curriculum provide opportunities for third-graders to experience tangible objects, explore the mathematical possibilities of their bricks, strengthen their mathematical confidence, while also developing their use of problem-solving competencies, divergent thinking skills and creativity.
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