[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366337192&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4023789&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366337192 type=script]CARBON HILL, Ala. (WIAT) — Amy Atkins started teaching math exclusively to first graders at Carbon Hill Elementary School in January.
She wants to be able to buy a tub of small blocks that snap together for each of her 16 students. She says it helps them learn to add and subtract by making it more hands-on.
Now, she’ll be able to purchase those items for her classroom.
Atkins was presented with a $1,000 check as a part of CBS42’s “One Class At A Time” grant program.
“This will allow me to get set up and be ready to roll at the beginning of the school year next year,” Atkins said.
Atkins is a two-time “One Class At A Time” winner, and she says that she never stops looking for ways to supplement her classroom.
“Thank you for making my job easier,” she said. “I’ll be able to get the supplies need to help all of my students, so thank you.”
The grant program is co-sponsored by Pepsi and America’s First Financial Federal Credit Union.
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