MISSOULA — Lowell Elementary School fifth grade teacher Tanya Johnson is this week’s One Class at a Time grant winner.
Republic Services Municipal Manager Chad Bauer and KPAX-TV General Manager Bob Hermes presented Johnson with a $250 check which will be used toward the purchase of dissecting materials, specifically owl pellets and frogs.
Johnson said one of the key segments of their science curriculum is engaging her students in different ecosystems around the world. Dissecting owl pellets and frogs allows them to study the connection between among various organisms.
“They’ll be reading about ecosystems in English, using a narrative novel, and then the novels about frogs, so then they actually get to look at the science side of it and see how the science of a body of a frog connects to their own bodies," Johnson said.