My students need Legos! I have a Lego table, but very few Legos. I would like to utilize this more effectively by allowing them to build models, or to help engage students in writing.
My classroom is filled with inquiry and wonder.
We question, investigate, and explore.
I truly have my dream job. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was 7, and everyday when I am in front of my kids I feel like I am one of the luckiest people in the world. To watch a child's eyes light up when they learn something new is a reward like no other. It's a privilege to teach my students. My students are the sweetest, greatest kids in the country. They work incredibly hard, and they make me laugh in a way that no one else can.
I teach at a school that is in a town outside a large city. It is close enough to get to most everything you need, but it's about ten minutes away from most things so you still get that small town feeling. Because of this, our parent community is incredibly supportive. We have the best PTIC that I have seen at any other school, and it was actually recognized as PTO of the Year in 2015! Teachers at my school are truly blessed to be working for such a wonderful community.
Students are more engaged and invested in their learning if they have hands on materials. It is proven that many kids need to play, manipulate, and build in order for meaningful connections to take place.
I want to help inspire students to enjoy writing again!
When it is time for students to write in my class, it is always accompanied by a few groans. I want to make it so all students enjoy writing, and I feel that allowing students to build scenes of a story using Legos first will help develop ideas and encourage imaginative narrative stories.
We also have a time in class called Genius Hour. During this time, students can learn about anything they want. They must become an expert on their chosen topic, and present it to the class using a platform of their choice. Legos will also help many of my students with their passion projects. I know many students like making realistic models of their topics, but I do not have any materials to allow them to do this. Students have been improvising by using paper and glue to create buildings, but I would love to provide them with Legos for them to use during this time.
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