This Dee-Mack primary teacher says she was definitely overwhelmed and surprised when we presented her with a grant for a thousand dollars last fall.
"I will tell you it was definitely a career highlight and an incredible experience to have you in my classroom."
Since our initial visit, those dollars have been put to good use.
"One of the items we bought was an Osmo kit. And that can take some of their students who do amazing artwork, and they can take their artwork, and it shoots it up on the screen, and it becomes interactive."
Part of the grant money also helped provide another visual aid for the students.
"For our sensory room. We also purchased a colorful light up fish tank, but our students absolutely love and it just brings them a sense of calm that doesn't happen outside of outside of that little space."
Scroggs says meeting the students sensory needs allows for a much better learning enviornment.
"Giving them a place to experience some peace and some calm throughout their day, doing something that they love really gives them greater access to their peers and our whole school."
Adding a happy group makes a teacher happy as well.
"Our students have benefited so much and we are incredibly grateful for the support that you guys give our education community and our teacher so thank you so much."
Mrs. Scroggs plans to use the remainder of the grant in hopes of purchasing adaptive bikes for her students.