West Hartford Education Association (WHEA) Grant: Literacy Comes Alive with Math & Science
- School Year: 2013-2014
- Applicants: Brenda Smith, Lead Teacher Eileen Carlson
- School: Smith
- Subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science
Nationally known author, David Schwartz will work with all children at Smith School. Through his writing, David combines the STEM components of math and science with literacy and humor to encourage children to learn more about the world around them. He will do four presentations during the school day and an additional family presentation. His workshops include discussions of the writing process, explorations of animal adaptations as related to math with third graders, more sophisticated math challenges with 4th and 5th graders, and the family evening workshop: Numbers Numbers Everywhere! This grant will challenge Smith students to think differently about the impact that math and science have on their lives.