“Monfort Elementary is so grateful for the grant that was awarded to us for the 2019-2020 school year. With this grant money, we have been able to open up our very own makerspace. Our makerspace is a place for students to build upon their 21st century skills and exploration of careers. The grant has really helped us get off to a good start for this year.
This grant money has helped benefit all 500 of our students at Monfort. Our makerspace is a place that all students visit each week as part of a specials rotation. In this space, the students are encouraged to explore their interests and find what they are good at. From coding, to broadcasting, and even animation, the students have been able to work with a variety of things to find a passion in their life. This passion is built off of throughout the year leading to many career studies.
The grant was also able to purchase items such as Playdoh, legos, and kinetic sand, which have really helped with our primary grades in sensory exploration, different careers, and building skills, just to name a few. We were also able to purchase some Qubits, K’nex, Rigamajigs, and other Lego kids for the students to explore their creative side while working on all 21st Century Skills. As for the electronic side of things, the kids have had fun learning how to code our Spark robots. The variety of things purchased have inspired kids to think creatively and most importantly, to persevere. We are forever grateful.”
Bridget Yohon, Makerspace Coordinator – Monfort Elementary School