Posted: Oct 9, 2012 1:29 PM by Robin O'Day - KPAX News
Updated: Oct 10, 2012 10:40 AM
MISSOULA- Kindergarten students at Paxson Elementary School will be seeing the world a little differently thanks to the One Class at a Time grant.
Allegiance Benefit Plan Management CEO Dirk Visser and Montana's News Station Manager Bob Hermes recently presented Claudia LaRance with $250.
The money will go toward replacing their 20-year-old classroom globe, which is now out of date and doesn't show all of the world's changes.
LaRance says globes are surprisingly expensive, but they are an important tool to help young students understand where they are in relation to the rest of the world.
"Five and six year olds really need big graphic examples, hands on examples of maps. Map skills are part of our curriculum, so a globe is probably the best tool you can use with five and six year old to show them where they are in relationship to everything else in the world," LaRance explained.
Click here to apply for a one Class at a Time grant.