Posted: Sep 18, 2012 1:27 PM by Robin O'Day - KPAX News
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 9:30 AM
FRENCHTOWN- We kick off this school year's One Class At A Time at Frenchtown Elementary School, where second grade students are diving into Indian Education through various subjects.
Thanks to the generosity of Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, teachers across Western Montana are getting an extra educational boost of $250. CEO Dirk Visser presented second grade teacher Lane Long with the very first check of this school year.
Long says the school will be able to buy 20 hard copies of the book, "Jingle Dancer." Teachers will then incorporate language arts, science, social studies and other subjects to match with the book, getting the very most out of it.
Long says having a set of books in-house is exciting for the young learners.
"We like everything to be language based, or you know, language arts based. And to get a book in your hand, your very own copy for a week, that's very exciting for a kiddo."
Long says it's important to cover Indian Education for two reasons, because it's state mandated, and she says it's important to know about the culture of the place you live in.
Click here to apply for a One Class at a Time grant.