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Rockets, Math, Art, and More

2013-14 PEF Teacher Grant Awards Our 2013-2014 school year just ended and our PEF Teacher Grant Awardees are starting to send us some fabulous updates from the school year.  We have pictures, stories, audio files, and video coming in from all over the district. Thank you to all who help…...

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Full Circle at the Gamble House

Full Circle at the Gamble House During the graduation of the new group of Jr. Docents at the Gamble House, a partner for the 3rd grade students, we learned that all of these high school students had been through the My Masterpieces Program as third graders, and now would have…...

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Raiders of the Lost Can

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the Pasadena Educational Foundation sent a group of over two hundred Pasadena Unified middle school robotics students to Caltech to take a lab tour, hear a lecture on neuroscience, and learn about the relationship between neuroscience and programming robotics. The day culminated in attending Raiders of…...

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Historical Classroom Maps

Learning History Through Geography “Thank you so much for providing me the opportunity to apply for a teacher grant.  I used the money to purchase historical classroom maps (16 of them!) I started teaching in 1997, and this is the first time that I have had classroom maps that are…...

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What does a Kindergarten student do in the My Masterpieces Program?

The PEF award-winning program My Masterpieces that is offered to all PUSD students (K-6) starts with a field trip to Kidspace Children’s Museum for Kinder students. They are met by an educator that tours them around the gardens and provides educational activities. One of the engaging activities (seen below) is creating their own unique…...

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Butterfly Wings, Mouse Paint, and Grammarosaurus

PEF Teacher Grants in Action Mouse Paint: A Play About Color at McKinley “One day three white mice discover three jars of paint–red, blue, and yellow.”  That is where the fun began as Mrs. Renzullo’s Transitional Kindergarten class at McKinley School performed Mouse Paint: A Play About Color. With charming songs…...

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