The MAPS annual micro-grant application and selection process has come to an end with the collaborative efforts of the whole MAPS team in choosing the most sustainable items. After receiving more applications than ever before, MAPS has picked three winners.
The first micro-grant goes towards three sets of musical instruments for toddlers and preschoolers at the Lenox Library, the Horizon site of Zoe B., ’14. The sets of instruments are expected to last for many years to come and will help incorporate music, movement, and dance into the childrenís programs.
The second micro-grant goes towards a large world map for Ms. Slater’s classroom at St. Mark’s Elementary School, the site of Winnie L, ’15. The third grade class had been working with the small world maps in their workbooks, and having a large world map in their classroom has the potential to make lessons much more efficient. The final micro-grant is going towards an art drying rack at The Montessori School of the Berkshires, the Horizon site of Lianna B., Bekah S., and Pauline L., all juniors. At the school, students are often producing artwork, and the growing difficulty of finding open spaces to store the drying artwork can easily be solved by an art drying rack in the classroom.
The micro-grant applications that were selected did a great job in communicating not only what item their site would benefit from, but also how, as well as how the item is sustainable.
Congratulations to all the micro-grant winners!