ECA Funds @ Edison
Tax Credit Donations- Student Activities
ECA Funds - How we use your donations...
Kinder Field Trip
We applied for money for our kindergarten field trip. We received $800 for the cost of the tickets, and then the bus costs.
First Grade- Theatre
First Grade used ECA funds to go on a field trip to Phoenix Theatre. We bought show tickets, paid for two buses, and paid for two bus drivers with the funds. The show was a twist on common fairy tales, and it promoted the importance of reading. The students enjoyed the show, and then they had the opportunity to write about their field trip afterwards.
Second grade has applied for ECA funds for a field trip to Disney Nature Monkeys. Costs will be for tickets and buses. This trip is in April 2015.
Engineering Club- 3rd Grade
Edison 3rd grade students build and design models to test variables in materials and design.
The Engineering Club meets on Mondays for an hour after school from November to mid-March. There are twenty students who have learned about the engineering process though the Boeing sponsored Engineering in Elementary (EIE) curriculum. The students have learned about alternative power sources, particularly wind power and have been working to design windmills. At the end of the unit, each students will test their final designs and then bring home their completed windmills. This unit also has a language arts component to support classroom learning.
Math Club- 4th Grade
The 4th grade math club is comprised of 30 4th graders which meet every Tuesday afternoon for one hour, January-March. The club has a total of ten sessions. During each club meeting, the students work on improving their math skills through Smartboard math games, math card games, getting support on their math homework (if needed), making their own math games, and being challenged through math logic puzzles.
Edison uses ECA funds to provide Arts based field trips for our students at the Mesa Arts Center. Each grade attends at least one show their annually.