Milton Elementary receives three Tanger Outlet grants

May 16, 2016

Milton Elementary School was recently awarded three classroom grants from the Tanger Outlets Grants for Kids program. Individual teachers applied for the grants according to their classroom needs. This is the third consecutive year that Milton teachers have received Tanger Outlets Grants for Kids.

First-grade teacher Michelle Frederick received a $300 grant called Science Everywhere. She will use the funds to purchase science books for her classroom.

Second-grade teacher Olga Tigue was awarded a $430 grant for the purchase of 3D printing pens for science. With these pens, she will introduce 3D technology to her second-graders.

Computer manager Sandra Coleman received a grant for inventive learning which included the request for a workshop set of littleBits. Coleman applied for the $1,899 grant to foster lifelong learning by encouraging learning by doing. Coleman says, “The implementation of littleBits will make my classroom flexible and adaptable. Lessons or units that incorporate littleBits align well to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards."