I service a diverse group of special education students in grades K-2. A majority of my students come from single-parent homes below the poverty level. We are a Title I school and more than 56% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch.
Our special education students have various disabilities and are serviced through both a pull-out (resource) and push-in (inclusion) model.
A majority of the students have a specific learning disability in one of the three core academic subjects (reading, written expression, mathematics).
These LEGO materials will be used by our special education students with developmental delays. Those students who are working on social skills in the primary grades will benefit from the use of these materials.
"The set encourages children to communicate and collaborate, as they construct communities that exist in their imaginations."
As they play, they will develop fine motor skills, learn how to express themselves, and explore the world they live in. The LEGO set will help teach important concepts such as community, roles and responsibilities, as well as systems and rules.
These LEGOs can also be used in the resource room as a reward for students on behavior contracts who earn "play time."
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