HELENA — This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Central Elementary School teacher Susan Robinson.
Robinson is helping her students gain a better understanding of the greater world around them, and where they fit into it.
Members of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise her at Central with a $250 check.
The money will be used to buy atlases for the fourth and fifth grades at Central school.
Robinson says the kids gain a much better understanding of the world when they can physically run their fingers over a map, and it can help them make sense of word issues.
“It’s a pretty abstract concept for them,” said Robinson. “To really develop community we have to see how we’re connected and the places we share.”
Robinson said she is grateful for the support, adding this grant with benefit fourth and fifth grade students at Central for years to come.
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.