This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Jim Darcy Elementary School kindergarten teacher Holly Westerberg.
Westerberg is helping her young students better retain what they’re learning in fun and engaging ways.
Tiffinie Eaves and Filomena Huff of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to Westerberg with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to build “hands on centers” in her classroom. The centers include items like dominoes, linking chains and sight word pattern blocks.
Westerberg uses the collection of items to help her students have a tactile understanding of what is being taught on the board.
“We’re teaching all students that have several different learning strategies that is just one that I feel like helps most but also just hits those learning that need more hands on learning,” said Westerberg.
Westerberg added the grant is great at supporting individual teacher needs no matter the class size.
For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant.
The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.
A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.
For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here .
-Reported by John Riley/MTN News