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Mr. Reaven-Edlen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Behavior Building Blocks

My students need 13 Lego(r) Bricks & More Builders of Tomorrow sets to support "push-in" classroom behavior interventions.

My Students

Where did you learn how to share? How to take turns? How to collaborate and respect other people's ideas? These are all essential building blocks of character and behavior. Through structured Lego-based activities, students can receive extra support for behavior and character building in the class.

The students in this school are first through third graders.

They are located in a suburb of a struggling industrial city. They are bright-eyed and energetic. They are students with special needs. Many of these students are identified as being "at-risk." A large percentage of the population at this school is transient, and may move several times and stay with different families throughout the school year. Adversity is not a foreign concept to the families or staff at the school. The school that these students attend is a school that is committed to caring for these students. The staff is known for going above and beyond expectations to help students learn and to create a safe and nurturing learning environment. The school has adopted a Positive Behavior Intervention Support program and is working to intertwine that with the school's academic portion of Response to Intervention.

My Project

The students in this school are young, impressionable and energetic first through third graders. These students need a lot of social coaching. Between students who are identified as having special needs and a majority of students who are labeled as "at risk" all of these students can benefit from learning how to appropriately play and interact with other human beings. These students are exposed to their family's stress and conflict on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many of the students are witness to more inappropriate social interactions than appropriate. Here, at school, it is important to model and coach that appropriate social interaction. These are bright kids who mean well. Legos are toys that have inspired kids for years to build new worlds and break barriers. Through a structured social/emotional behavior intervention curriculum, students will receive classroom interventions to coach appropriate social interaction and the building blocks of a strong character foundation.

This project has the potential to positively affect students' lives in so many different ways.

First, these supplies would allow a structured positive behavior support to start in the classroom. The activities are created to teach and coach character building skills and appropriate, positive social interaction in a safe environment. Extension activities can be used to target problem behaviors or to bridge academic engagement. All of this is designed to engage students in positive behaviors!

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LEGO(r) Bricks & More Builders of Tomorrow Set (6177) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 13 $364.13

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This project will reach 379 students.

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