My students need these building, design, exploration and engineering kits to allow my students to learn the important skills of architecture and design using their imagination, creativity and critical thinking skills through genuine, authentic play.
I teach at a Title I school in a classroom full of diverse, eager, fun-loving kindergarten students who love to learn new and interesting concepts in math, language arts, science and social studies through play and exploration.. At least two-thirds of my students receive free or reduced price lunch and are ESL. My students love to be taught using a lot of different modalities throughout the day. They are excited to learn every day and are such hard workers. They learn the best when they have been taught the critical academic skills to succeed in kindergarten using a multisensory approach and when taught using several hands-on and technological activities.
My students are full of wonder, excitement for the unknown, and amazement for new and creative ways to learn new things. These design, build and create kits like the Magna-Tiles, Build the Letter and Ramps and Balls, will help my students use their imagination, creativity and critical thinking skills through their play on a daily basis. The kits will also help develop their problem-solving skills.
I also love that these building and design kits can be used individually, with a partner or in a small group so the students can have an opportunity to share their creative and critical thinking skills with each other.
These kits will help my students "build" the skills they need to be successful in the future.
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