My students need building bricks and minifigures to practice reading and writing skills.
This project expired on November 16, 2015.
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The more ways to practice skills, the more opportunities to learn!
Kindergarten and First Grade students are held to rigorous standards,and it's critical that they master key reading and writing skills.
That said, they're still young children! To understand and apply difficult concepts, they need to practice them through hands-on play. This is especially important for the many children in my class who are English Language Learners. Through play, they can reinforce academic and linguistic skills in a safe, fun way.
I am asking for LEGO figurines and blocks. These LEGOs will extend and enhance the learning opportunities building bricks provide. These sets are designed for storytelling and retelling. Using these blocks will allow my students to orally rehearse their own narratives (a key component of good primary grade writing) and deepen their comprehension of stories they already know. They will also practice academic language skills and refine important social-emotional skills. Turn-taking, collaboration, cooperation, and taking pride in shared endeavors are all critical for lifelong success - and LEGO play provides ample opportunities to develop these habits of mind!
Your support will provide hours of engaging, exciting learning for many years to come.
Students will work together to craft and share exciting new stories and retelling of old favorites as they develop the language and social-emotional skills they need to succeed throughout Kindergarten all the way to college.
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