McCormick Elementary School and Blue Valley Middle School recieved an America's Farmers Grow Rural Education grant from the Monsanto Fund.
Grant selections are based on a combination of financial need in the district, the merit of the proposed program and community support demonstrated by farmer nominations.
Visit http://www.americasfarmers.com/recognition-programs/grow-rural-education/ for more information.
Mrs. Bestwick's 2nd Grade students are learning about rocks using one of the new FOSS (Full Option Science System) kits purchased with funds from Monsanto.
A variety of activities used to explore and make observations of different kinds of rocks. During one session Mrs. Bestwick used the HoverCam document camera for a whole-class activity. For close-up individual observations the 50x lens on the ProScope microscope allowed a detailed view (shown below).