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Brain Building Boosters


2021 - 2022


Classroom Tools




Aimee Dester


With the growth of eCademy Elementary, our in-house rooms for students have expanded to
three areas instead of one. We would like to continue to provide as much hands-on and
exploration learning as possible. With this grant, we will be able to enhance all three of our
classrooms with STEM materials so that students may study, experiment, create, work within
a team, be self starters, and learn by applying strategies and skills that will BUILD knowledge
and apply it to the world around them.

eCademy Elementary students are not just virtual learners on the other side of a computer

screen. They are thinkers, doers, and creators at home and in the classroom. The eCademy

teaching team is dedicated to providing brain-BUILDING and engaging ways to foster student

learning, exploration, creativity, and application of discovery through trial and error in safe,

positive, nurturing environments. Every student is different with their own set of skills and

goals - we want to feed and nourish not only academics but also skills that impact a lifetime.

We can collect items at no or minimal cost such as toilet paper tubes, old Cd's, cardboard,

playing cards, bread ties, and empty water bottles. However, we hope to also purchase lego

sets, tactile building blocks, hands-on brain puzzles, fine-motor boxes, and other STEM

related tools (ie: foil, cotton balls, straws, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners) to enhance student

learning experiences at all elementary grade levels. Providing students with resources to help

turn their imaginations and dreams into a reality of success is exactly what the support of this

grant will do.