July 17, 2021
Ginny Blumhorst, a third-grade teacher at Longview Farm Elementary School in Lee’s Summit, has received a $350 grant through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative.
The funds will be used by Blumhorst to transform an unused room in the school into a magical makerspace, a shared common space where students in all grade levels can come and share their ideas and create STEM-focused products, prototypes and projects. Blumhorst learned she was selected for the grant on May 11 when she was surprised with a virtual check presentation.
For years, teachers and staff at Longview Farm Elementary School have been wanting to create a shared makerspace – where students of all ages and grade levels can step out of their crowded classrooms, spread out and create out-of-the-box projects. Through the grant provided by WGU Missouri, they will now be…