Nov 13, 2012 1:22 PM by Robin O'Day - KPAX News
FRENCHTOWN - Educators really turn up the gain on reading in kindergarten, and many teachers feel there's no better way to help kids learn how to read than with manipulatives.
Allegiance Benefit Plan Management CEO Dirk Visser and MTN General Manager Bob Hermes recently presented Frenchtown Kindergarten teacher Michelle Daniels with the One Class at a Time check.
Daniels says language arts manipulatives can be very pricey, but the hands on and exploratory experience really helps her students grasp reading and how to communicate better.
Now all her students will have the chance to learn with six new manipulatives, and they'll be well on their way, to reading soon.
"Every student will pretty much be reading at the end of kindergarten and in order for them to go into first grade, they're going to want to have a good grasp on reading, so it's really important to get started now," Daniels explained.
Click here to apply for a One Class at a Time grant.