Calling All Teachers Campaign Funds Local Projects

Eight teachers in Pitt County are sharing a $3,000 donation to help with classroom needs.

The money comes from U.S. Cellular's Calling All Teachers campaign.

The local donation will benefit more than 1,300 students at Ayden-Grifton High School, Chicod Elementary School, Eastern Elementary School, Elmhurst Elementary School, J.H. Rose High School, Wellcome Middle School and Grifton Elementary School.

Eastern Elementary teacher Christina Mattison used the money to buy a camera to record students reading. She then plays the video back so the students can listen for fluency and pronunciation. The cameras are also a tool for instructors. The school was able to buy two new cameras with this money.


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  • by dah on Nov 18, 2010 at 06:25 AM
    no need to brush anything off a GED, because I am a teacher and now I teach my children via Homeschool. They have made great strides! After volunteering for over 3 years and seeing how things are done, I would NEVER let my children back in such a hideous place!
  • by barbara Location: beulaville on Nov 18, 2010 at 04:52 AM
    I am all for helping students in all areas of their education, because a lot of parents don't take the time and effort to put into their child. They are too busy taking care of their own needs to be bothered with education. The only thing that bothers me is that the schools don't have the money to buy the supplies needed. What happeded to the education lottery?
  • by TO DAH on Nov 17, 2010 at 07:58 PM
    Brush the dust off that G.E.D. and apply to a 4 year university and lets see you make an impact since you seem to have so many outstanding strategies to incorporate.
  • by Teacher2 Location: Greenville on Nov 17, 2010 at 06:36 PM
    dah...you are a waste...instead of writing such ridiculous stuff up here, why aren't you trying to help that child of yours read faster? Obviously, you know nothing about research-based instructional strategies...do you know anything about raising a child? Are you expecting the school system to teach your child EVERYTHING??? The word "parent" is in the dictionary...look it up...
  • by Kane on Nov 17, 2010 at 06:35 PM
    To dah: you're name speaks volumes about your intellect.
  • by teacher Location: Pitt County on Nov 17, 2010 at 06:11 PM
    Obviously you have no idea what it takes to teach a child how to read. This is a great tool for teachers to use and a lot of students will benefit from this!
  • by dah on Nov 17, 2010 at 05:22 PM
    what a waste....do you think letting a child see and hear how slow they read will make them read faster???? THEY ALREADY KNOW! This trick was tried on my child and all it did was made him more self conscious and made kids pick on him. Most children who read slow KNOW they do already. IF they could read faster, guess what, THEY WOULD. Why completely humiliate a child??? Our public school system SUX!
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