Published : Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 1:57 PM
Many of the new books will focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to support the school’s new STEM course offerings and weekly science labs. Frostig School will also use the funds to fill gaps in its biology, arts and history collections. Frostig School enrolls 120 boys and girls who have a wide range of learning challenges. The hands-on courses, supported with new books, give students a different way to access and master curriculum.
In her grant application, librarian Helen Overstreet described how she helps students connect with the real world and provides avenues to life-long learning through engaging them in books. She works to provide students with books about people who have successfully overcome similar learning challenges. Some titles include:I am Malala, The Creation of Hip Hop, and Birdology: 30 Activites.
Frostig School was awarded one of ten nationwide grants by The Snapdragon Book Foundation because of their dedication to serve a population faced with many challenges. The Snapdragon Book Foundation hopes the grant will provide many high quality books to support the students in their learning.
The Snapdragon Book Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides grants to public, private, and experimental schools to buy books for the students who need them the most. It was founded in 2008 by a former school librarian and has been able to provide about ten grants a year to deserving schools. For more information, please visit www.snapdragonbookfoundation.org.
The Frostig Center is dedicated to improving the lives of children with learning differences through an integrated program of research, professional development and community outreach, and Frostig School. The school offers a full range of academic and support services for children with learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, high-functioning autism and ADHD. For additional information about Frostig, call (626) 791-1255 or visit our website at www.frostig.org.