We are so proud of our South Fork Elementary teacher leaders and their determination to make things happen for their students!

Two local teachers have been awarded Donors Choose grants for their innovative classroom projects.

DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects.

The teachers submitted their ideas, and donors from across the United States donated to fully fund their projects.

We thank all of the donors who contributed to make these classroom projects a reality.

Teacher Laurie Petty's project, Flexible Firsties Need Flexible Seating, was funded at $1,230.88 to incorporate flexible seating into her first grade classroom.

Flexible seating gives students the opportunity to sit comfortably and move around while they are learning.

Her students are loving learning in their new spaces.

Teacher Krystan Thomas' project, Talk About Technology, was fully funded through Donors Choose.

She received $1,471 of materials to keep her Kindergartners fully engaged in their learning by adding flexible seating and technology into her classroom.

“Through donations, we received five wobble stools, three tablets with headphones, five portable CD players with headphones, and a classroom library with recorded CDs for the students to listen to the story from anywhere in the room,” Thomas said.

Those Kindergartners are eager to share all about what they've been doing.

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