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Source: Horace Mann Companies Source: Horace Mann Companies
Source: Horace Mann Companies Source: Horace Mann Companies

RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) – A Ruston Elementary School teacher will be getting more tools to help her students learn math and science concepts. That's thanks to those who donated to her DonorsChoose.org project.   

Getting to touch parts of the skeleton, see a model skull and work with magnets in your hands help students experience science and math concepts beyond the textbook and helps them better retain the information learned.  That's the opinion of Krystal Guillory, special education teacher at Ruston Elementary School.  "My students will be able to interact with the lessons and content being learned," Guillory says.  "They will be able to manipulate the science models, and for the first time, they will have a true ‘picture' of what parts of the human anatomy entails.  Instead of memorizing all the facts; they will be able to experience the science."

Horace Mann donated the $365 as part of a campaign to fund projects in high-poverty schools.  Altogether, Horace Mann donated $25,000 to 67 projects all over the United States.  Horace Mann's partnership with DonorsChoose.org started in 2011. 

To see more details about Guillory's project, go to DonorsChoose.org to "Learning Through Touch."

 

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