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Bloomer Elementary plans memorable experiment with Tools for Schools grant

Bloomer (WQOW) – A memorable experiment will be coming to a second grade classroom at Bloomer Elementary next year thanks to the Tools for Schools grant.

Each month, News 18 along with Asher Lasting Exteriors and CCF Bank gives $500 to a local school to help in the classroom. The final gift of the 2018-19 school year went to Carina Johnson’s second grade classroom to purchase an incubator and tools to hatch eggs.

With the tools, they’ll be able to examine the different stages of growth, a beating heart and learn skills like data measurement, collection and analysis.

Johnson said she remembers hatching baby chicks when she was their age and wants to bring the memorable experience to her students.

“I’m always looking for ways to engage the kids in their own learning and find something that’s fun, so this is one of those projects that is memorable,” Johnson said. “This will give the students an opportunity to dive in to some life sciences and see the embryos as they grow and go through the stages.”

Johnson also hopes to purchase a web cam so that kids from the whole school can check in on the chicks.

To nominate a teacher for a Tools for Schools grant, click here.


Katie Phernetton

Katie Phernetton is one of the Daybreak morning anchors.

She joined News 18 in August of 2018 after working as a reporter for five years in the Green Bay market. Born and raised in Green Bay, she prides herself in being a cheesehead through and through.

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