Pine Tree teachers get big surprise

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - It was a pleasant surprise for a Longview teacher and her class Friday.

Pine Tree kindergarten teacher, Paige Mabus, and her class at Pine Tree Primary were surprised with the award of a grant from the Pine Tree Education Foundation.

This award will expand the children's favorite Frog Street books, that help the kids learn numbers, shapes, patterns and the alphabet.

"I had no idea," said Mabus. "This is my first time to ever write a grant and I just thought I would try it and see what happens, and $6,000! I'm excited, really excited."

Other grants awarded will provide music writing software, new classroom projectors, and many other classroom resources on four Pine Tree campuses.

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