More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Building Learning and Social Skills - One Lego at a Time
My students need the "special" Legos, including building plates and an Education Wheels, Doors, Windows And Roof Tiles set, to help them to better explore successful learning behaviors and to discover that there is a creative part to everyone!
I work in an urban district at a diverse school. We have racial and economic diversity, in addition to "gifted" designated students, general education students, ELL students, and students who are on ACCESS/Autism spectrum and some who work with some emotional/behavioral/developmental challenges.
We are an active classroom filled by the din of zestful learning.
We not only recognize diversity, we value it. As first graders, we are all learning how to be successful scholars and community members.
Legos are a simple tool that help us learn to cooperate, share vision, and communicate. These additional Lego supplies will let learners create even more exciting shared projects and experiences.
We are asking for Lego bases, building features such as windows, doors, roof tiles, and wheel sets.
These resources will really help our budding scientists, architects, engineers, and artists hone their learning and life skills in first grade.
We understand that there are multiple learning styles and communication approaches. While there is never one "right" way to cooperate, by having ample opportunities to productively "work things out" young students can gain meaningful and practical life skills that can impact their learning.
Learning to cooperate and mastering learning skills are rarely done with a lecture or a whole class lesson. For young children, these are best approached through active, hands-on experiences using tools that they find creatively engaging.
A Lego is so much more than a hard plastic interlocking block. It is a tool that helps us communicate and create. It is a tool that we can use to help build community and build the ability to think and act flexibly to negotiate a plan that meets the needs of our Lego-building cohort.
These additional Lego pieces will give us new opportunities to create, learn, and celebrate our cooperative skills.
First grade is a foundational year.
Of course, we are teaching kids to read and write and do mathematics. But, we are really teaching them how to approach problems, construct solutions, and to productively master learning skills that will support later communication, creativity, and cooperation.
These Legos will give kids the opportunity to hone these skills. Learning should be purposeful and fun. Who knew that learning and life skills could be approached through a Lego? Now we do!
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