PE teacher nabs One Class grant

By Anna Yee

October 17, 2012 Updated Oct 17, 2012 at 6:34 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Awesome doesn't even begin to describe Miss Holly Lhamon.

The staff at Norwood Primary School in Peoria say the P.E. teacher is always willing take one for the team.

"She's really good about helping out the teachers, because we're all short staffed, short on time, resources," said Meghan Moody, third grade teacher at Norwood Primary. "So, yeah, a lot more is being asked of us, even the resource teachers like P.E."

Moody nominated Miss Lhamon for the One Class at a Time grant and says social studies is one area the school has had to cut back on due to new education standards.

That's why Miss Lhamon is planning to use the grant to incorporate a life-size U.S. map in her PE class.

"We do math skills and geography and that kind of thing in here already," said Lhamon, "but this will be even more fun because there's so many different activities you can do with these big maps... I can't even believe it. I'm just excited, and the kids will love it. I know they will."

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