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Monsanto Grant

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.  

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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).

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