Christie Malone, fifth-grade math teacher at East Side Elementary, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.
Malone plans to use the grant to purchase two Polaroid instant cameras and film. This equipment would allow Malone’s students to create a “math newsletter” along with other projects such as a monthly classroom bulletin board, lesson projects and presentation boards.
“Students can be in control of taking pictures of our classroom projects, highlights of our lessons, and post these pictures along with work samples on a bulletin board for our peers and classmates to see,” Malone said. “This project would allow all fifth-grade students to be involved in something that they have never been able to be a part of. It would build their confidence, create new friendships and be a fun way to create something for the school to see.”
Northeast Community Credit Union awards $300 every month to a classroom to be utilized for classroom needs, classroom activities, and academic enrichment. Helping Teachers Teach is open to teachers within Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan and Washington counties who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website: www.BeMyCU.org.