Due to Covid-19, we had to get creative in ways to use our grant. Our original purpose was to use our funds for educational lessons used in classrooms across Monroe County in grades K4-4th grade. We were not able to enter the schools this year, so we decided to find a way to reach out to students in different ways. After reaching out to teachers we made “kits” throughout the year that went along with conservation lessons. This included: The Lifecycle of a Butterly (227 kits), The Water Cycle(480 kits) and Seeds(262 kits). We also did an Earth Day Giveaway with activity books and other prizes. Our organization also partnered with the Monroe County Forestry Committee in their FAWN program and donated items for the (250) bags that were given out to the 5th grade students in Monroe County. Over Christmas break we hosted an event called “Christmas at the Conservation Center”. We held 3 different classes for ages Kindergarten-6th grade and had lessons on conservation, experiements, played games, made crafts, etc.
As a new school and Alabama’s second rural charter school, Breakthrough Charter is working to ensure students have access to much-needed technology to help prepare students for success in the 21st century. To support effective teaching and learning with appropriate technology integration, we are purchasing Promethean smart boards for all teachers. This grant will help us purchase this necessary tool for teachers. These smart boards allow students to interact with curriculum in a more hands-on, technologically-conscious manner.
Note: The image below is an example of how Promethean smart boards will look in the classrooms. We are currently waiting for the devices to arrive in Fall 2021. This backorder issue is directly tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a great program that each 5th grader in our county looks forward to annually. This year was different, due to Covid and the students not getting to be actively present for FAWN. Our Committee thought outside the box and decided to do a backpack for each student, using many types of materials to educate them about soils, trees, animals and nature.
This project will assist students with academic continuation of class subjects and introduction to fall class preparation. Laptops, accessories and supplies was
purchased updating technology access for online use
The $4,000 allowed us to get 13 brand new F-7 helmets for our football team. The safety of our kids is our number one priority. Thank you so much for being a part of our community and generously helping protect our kids with the best helmets on the market today. The helmets are good for 10 years and will provide the safety needed to compete on an optimal level.
Fruitdale High School