MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Educational Foundation approved funding for Cedar Hill and Valley View Elementary Schools to purchase valuable equipment to transform traditional classrooms into Kinetic learning environments. Cedar Hill received $1,100 and Valley View received $1,000 towards this initiative.
At Cedar Hill, the grant was proposed by Maureen Kennedy, Melissa Garcia and Crystal Del Tufo with support from Principal Michael Raj. At Valley View, Pam Zurawlow, Gabrielle Streep, Kim Caravello and Jen Blanchard proposed the grant with support from Principal Patricia Kennedy.
The Kinetic equipment will aim to fulfill the student’s movement and kinesthetic needs throughout the day to help them gain improved access to the curriculum. A Kinetic classroom transforms the traditional learning environment into one that supports increased student engagement through the movement of learning.
The Kinetic equipment will be implemented in both schools during the 2019-20 school year.
“Students who engage in movement activities process information more quickly and have been shown to perform better on standardized tests,” commented Daria Senaldi, MEF President.
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