I am a teacher of 25 awesome, hard working, and creative second graders. My students come from various backgrounds as well as have various social and emotional needs. They have a lot of energy and are eager to learn.
They are motivated by engaging hands on activities in the classroom while still requiring structure throughout the day to help support those emotional needs.
They require hands on opportunities which engage them and at the same time keep their senses stimulated.
My students require active engagement in their learning. They also require stimulation and sensory tools to keep their bodies calm and focused on learning. The legos will be used during math to build number problems, visually show even/odd numbers, use the number of studs (the small raised circles) on each brick as markers while you count by 1, 2, 4, 6, and make place value towers. The magnatiles will be used to teach math concepts of geometry. Students will sort shapes, evaluate their properties (sides, angles, corners) and use their creativity to build with the shapes noticing how they fit together.
Lastly, many of my students need sensory in order to focus in the classroom.
The stress balls with words of encouragement will help those students who need to relieve some extra energy or need a reminder that they can do it!
|PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business||$49.98||1||$49.98|
|LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business||$27.99||1||$27.99|
|Brickyard Building Blocks 4 Green Baseplates, Improved Design 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks, for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (4-Pack, Green) • Amazon Business||$15.95||1||$15.95|
|Teacher Peach Stress Ball Assortment, 3 Pack, Perfect Stress Balls for Kids, Stress Relief Toys for Adults or Gifts for Teacher • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
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