Altoona (WQOW) - A stocking stuffer for a local classroom had the students talking on Wednesday and will keep them talking well into the future.
RCU presented a special holiday Tools for Schools award to the 1st grade classroom at Pedersen Elementary in Altoona. The teacher, Debra Kjesbo, applied for a grant to pay for an iPad. Her classroom is diverse, filled with students that have various learning abilities and come from different backgrounds. She plans to use the iPad to help her ELL students learn English as well as Spanish. "My Spanish children, they might be able to speak it, but they might not be able to read it... so if you had programs that you could not only have the words and also have what is written, they would be able to match it better," said Kjesbo.
Tools for Schools is a partnership between RCU and WQOW News 18. Click here if you'd like to apply for a classroom grant.