ISD 88 Foundation board member and former teacher Jim Pearson presents a check for a $10,000 grant to Jefferson Elementary first-grade teacher Jennifer Brooks for her S.M.A.R.T. Activities grant proposal. The purpose of S.M.A.R.T. (Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training) is to promote positive math and reading readiness skills through fine and gross motor activities as well as hand-eye coordination, eye-teaming, and focusing. This grant will benefit all students in first and second grades and those in third and fourth grades that need more skills readiness.