Great by 8 Grant: Active Bodies Healthy Minds

  • School Year: 2019-2020
  • Applicants: Dawn Hyland, Lead Teacher & Alanna Goldberg
  • School: Charter Oak
  • Subjects: Other

This grant, Active Bodies, Healthy Minds, will create a sensory path/area, which is a colorful, fun and creative way for children to develop motor skills such as balance, eye coordination and spatial awareness. As an International Baccalaureate (IB)Primary Years Program (PYP) School we strive to ensure we meet the diverse social and emotional needs of our students. The IB philosophy stresses the importance of personal, social, and emotional education and explicit instruction of self-management skills. Therefore the goal of this project is to create a sensory path/area at Charter Oak International Academy. As students learn to self-regulate their bodies and their emotions they are better able to focus on their academics.

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