One School at a Time Grant: McKinley Primary


Stories about plants and animals are a fun way to learn about science. But at McKinley Primary, the science lessons are about to get a lot more interesting.

Doug Kizer from Martin's Supermarkets had a nice surprise for the 1st grade class. The South Bend Primary School just won a grant from Martin's Supermarket's One School at a Time. The teacher has wild plans for the $1,000.

Emma knows what lives in the soil. She learned about it in Mrs. Moore's science class.

“When we get to touch it and do it, we remember it don't we?” says Emma Goodling a 1st grader at McKinley Primary.

But there's one problem, that's not a real turtle, or habitat.

A $1,000 grant from Martin's Supermarkets will help the school buy little creatures and cages for their classroom.

“Kids love learning and doing hands on things,” says teacher Cindy Moore. “So this check will afford us to be able to buy some things that we can do a lot more hands on things than we've been able to do.”

And that will help the kids learn even more, Wesley wants to use science to help animals.

“Sometimes we need to save the animals and get the predator away from the animal so they won't get eaten,” says 1st grader Wesley Holaway.

Meanwhile, Emma wants more hands-on experiences, the slimier the better.

“You get to touch things,” says Emma. “When you feel things, they're kind of slimy and I like slimy.”

And that helps Emma like science.

You can nominate your school for a One School at a Time Grant. The winning school gets $1,000 from Martin's Supermarket, and a new winner is picked each month.

Schools only need to apply once, and you can do so by going to michianaschools.com.


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