BEST’s mission is to fund innovative teaching tools that bring new educational opportunities to our schools. In recent years, that has meant a lot of technological investment: Smart Boards, laptop computers, and iPads. However, BEST welcomes grants that bring other tools to our school. For example, in 2009 BEST funded a weather station at Spofford school.  We asked Ms. Cronin (Grade 3) to tell us how they use the weather station in their classroom.

Ms. Cronin reported that the third grade does an entire weather unit each year. The students record daily observations in their weather journals, then graph and analyze trends. She is working toward making a weather report a part of the normal school day.

The weather station was only possible because of your support. If you have not given to BEST this year, would you consider becoming a supporter?