Colette Pledger
It's 2019, and REF is excited to host the first ever REF Reverse Raffle! Go to risdweb.org/ref and purchase your ticket online today. There are a limited number available at $100 per couple. Join us for a fun night raising funds for REF. Call RISD admin with questions.
8 days ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Congrats Kati Dietzman and RJH and RHS for receiving the REF grant Energizing Enrichment! This grant will provide enrichment supplies needed for Rocket Launch.
30 days ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Thank you for your end of year contributions! We have exceeded our goal for the Good Vibes and High Fives Campaign for 2018! You can still make end of year tax deductible contributions at risdweb.org/ref. Thank you for your support of REF and teachers in RISD!
30 days ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Bean Bags for Learning was awarded by REF to Jamie Guerra at RJH! Various bean bag seating will provide more opportunities for comfortable reading environments within the classroom!
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Mrs. Eide's class is enjoying the Learning rug provided by her grant, Take Learning to the Mat! The grant was awarded in November, and it's already impacting instruction in the classroom. Thank you for your contributions that make funding innovative ideas in RISD possible.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
RJH students will have a game space in the cafeteria that challenges the mind while enjoying a break from everyday lessons all while learning how to interact socially and build relationships. Students will want to put down their phone to go and play a game with another group of students or staff and/or face the challenge in cup stacking. Students can thank Patti Goforth, RJH assistant principal and REF for the grant Put that Phone Down!
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Thank you for your contributions and jeans week teacher gift purchases. Keep those contributions coming. You can call the RISD administration building for jeans week purchases, or make a general contribution online at risdweb.org/ref.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
We Can't Wear Pajamas Every Day, but…is the grant that RJH teacher Jennifer Drummond wrote so that students in her classroom will have flexible seating to use for reading and writing in the classroom. Bean Bag chairs in assorted shapes and sizes will be purchased.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Do you know that math and cooking go together? Amber Clemons at Robinson Junior High is excited to receive a grant from REF for What's Cookin'? What's Cookin'? will incorporate hands-on cooking activities in the math classroom. We often use recipes and cooking-related measurements in math examples and word problems. The items purchased through the What's Cookin'? grant would allow us to bring those examples to life in the classroom.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
The media center at Robinson Junior High will receive MakerSpace kits that students will use to build functioning technological items, preparing them for the future. It will give them hands-on experience with science, technology, and engineering- three fundamental aspects of the acronym STEAM. Congrats to Meagan Noranbrock on receiving the REF grant for You Can't Spell STEAM Without STE!
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Congrats to Mrs. Morgan at Robinson Intermediate who was awarded a grant for Boogie Boards - Not Your Average Whiteboard! This product is used to encourage and motivate students to participate in teacher-directed and student-led activities using a new technology-driven whiteboard. The "Blackboard Note Boogie Board" is an electronic device that works as a new age whiteboard.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Audrey Kelley at Robinson Intermediate is excited to receive a grant from REF! Rocket Fuel: Launch into Vocational Learning will provide vocational learning for the students in her classroom. Just as one experiences in real life working in a coffee shop, students will undergo job training, put on a uniform, read coffee orders, make coffee orders, deliver the order, take money, provide change, and complete their shift.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Anne-Marie Gerhart in second grade at Robinson Elementary wrote and received a grant for her classroom from REF! Differentiated Learning Environment provides flexible seating to enhance the overall learning environment for all students.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
That thermometer is still rising! Thank you for your contributions! Our end of year campaign goal for Good Vibes and High Fives is $30,000. You can go to risdweb.org/ref and give online.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Amanda Foster's classroom at Robinson Elementary will have fun with two grants awarded by REF! Lounging and Learning will provide flexible seating allowing students to have the freedom to pick their best learning positions for class activities, assessments, group work, stations, etc. Awesome Osmos will provide Osmo Genius Kit with Number Sense. This will address the automaticity of math facts to use in math stations.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Congrats to Amy Thomas for her REF mini grant of Fixer Upper Classroom Library Edition! Students will use the books provided to read independently or with peers. After reading their books, students will be able to create book reviews using Flipgrid giving a brief summary of the book without giving away the ending. This will allow other students to watch the book reviews to see if a certain book is one they would like to read.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
All Aboard the "Osmo-tastic" training Station was awarded to Robinson Elementary third grade teacher, Kimiko Curran! The OSMO products encourage students to problem solve through engaging activities, all while increasing their number sense awareness and social collaboration. The products will allow for number sense operations at differentiated levels, as well as social and collaborative interactions when sharing the device in groups. These educational devices will encourage critical thinking, while providing an engaging opportunity to learn with technology.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Cassidy Gibbs, 3rd grade teacher at Robinson Elementary was awarded a mini grant from REF for High Score Learning with Gaming! Third grade students in math will now have items that provide more engaging ways to enhance math skills, critical thinking, and are fun while learning. The Osmo games will give students opportunities to create and think critically. The VersaTiles allow students to practice math skills with challenging fun puzzles that are standards-aligned. The giant jenga (Tumbling Timbers) can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom to make learning engaging and challenging. I can use it for review activities in both math and science, team building, class incentives, math facts, math stations, and so much more. All three of these products will help challenge student growth in small groups, whole group, and math stations.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Congrats to Shelly Chudej and Robinson Elementary on receiving a REF mini grant for Window Wednesdays and Beyond. Window Wednesdays and Beyond will be instrumental in allowing parents to take a virtual peek into their child's classroom. By utilizing our mobile broadcast setup, we will be able to produce live/recorded video of real-time student learning. Teachers will go live under the campus Twitter account to broadcast a portion of a lesson of the day so the parents and community members have a window into the classroom to see the learning experiences that involve our students.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Congrats to Kara Ficke, fine arts teacher at Robinson Elementary on her grant from REF - I've Got This Feelin' Inside My Bones! This grant will provide items that create opportunities for some "rock star" music lessons. Some items such as stick horses, plastic yard art candy canes, large scarves, a class parachute, flashlights, and plastic plates will be provided. These supplies will provide the tools necessary to help direct students so that their movements correspond with music. This utilizes the entire brain and leads to further brain development!
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Congratulations to Diana Newton, Robinson Primary 1st grade teacher on the grant she received from REF! Take a Look! It's a Reading Nook! provides comfortable places for students to read which will encourage students to read more and fall in love with reading! This grant will provide several reading nooks in a classroom, as well as pillows and bean bag chairs that they can move around and use during reading times. We can also use them when we are working on our Chromebooks and iPads.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Willie Thomas and James Hughes will help RISD Drop the Snowball with this grant awarded by REF! Snowball Microphones will be available for checkout through the media centers to be used & promote student voice & teacher/student created videos.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Congratulations to April Eide, 1st grade teacher at Robinson Primary for receiving the grant Taking Learning to “The Mat” The Learning Carpet is a tool that empowers young learners to physically engage in foundational math skills utilizing whole body learning. This carpet is a permanent grid resembling a life size 100’s block.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Thank you for all the contributions you are sending in. Our thermometer is rising! Please go to risdweb.org/ref to contribute to our end of year campaign.
about 1 month ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
REF awarded over $7900 to teachers and students in RISD yesterday for innovative ideas!
2 months ago, Colette Pledger
Colette Pledger
Congrats to the teachers and students who received mini grants from the Robinson Education Foundation yesterday! #RobinsonISD
2 months ago, Colette Pledger