It is August 1 and that means it won’t be long until students will be walking through your classroom door ready for another year of learning. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) wants to help you get your classroom ready. An auxiliary of the US Air Force, CAP is committed to supporting all classrooms K-12 through their Aerospace Education Program. Whether you teach Kindergarten or High School the CAP offers a variety of resources from lesson plans, curriculum materials, STEM Kits, and even the opportunity to participate in a teacher orientation flight on a Cessna aircraft. A one time fee of $35.00 is required and trust me it is worth it. The STEM kits, the CAP’s most popular program, provides free kits including Sphero, Snaptricity, Bee- Bot, Weather Station, Flight Simulator and more. Once you have used one for six hours, fill out their online evaluation and you are eligible for another kit. Application for the STEM kit program open again in September. Sign up for my newsletter and I will send you a reminder when it opens.