Grasshoppers Room Teacher Wins Award
Several PIC folks spent a recent lovely evening at the Please Touch Museum to be part of the Terri Lynne Lokoff Foundation’s annual National Teacher Awards ceremony. Grasshopper Room teacher Nichole McLeer was among fifty teachers from across the country whose application was chosen from the hundreds and hundreds received. Nichole’s application was titled "Full STEAM Ahead: Weaving Together the Languages of Science, Art and Math." With her grant Nichole has purchased a light table for the classroom that will provide opportunities for child directed manipulation of light and shadows in the room. Along with the light table, Nichole will purchase some new books with a specific focus on mathematics, nature and art.
Nichole spent a full day with the other grant recipients being wined and dined in a way that is seldom seen in the world of early childhood education. There was a large crowd at the museum to applaud the recipients as they received their awards. In attendance were family members and colleagues, as well as local legislators, foundation heads and representatives from most education and child advocacy organizations in the city. It was truly a special evening and we are very proud of Nichole’s achievement.