I am a teacher of twenty awesome students. Each child comes to our class with a different story to tell.
I teach in an urban school where all of my students receive free breakfast/lunch.
They often come to school without basics: coats, gloves, backpacks, clean clothes, hygiene, etc. I often spend the twenty minutes in the morning just getting my kids ready for the day with their basic needs so that they can focus on school and not worry about hygiene, clothing, etc. They did not come to school with supplies. I provided all of that for them.
Despite all of the struggles my students face at home, when they come to school they're happy and motivated. I often have all of my students present daily because our classroom is their escape. When they come to school, they know they are safe and someone cares about them.
Our classroom is set up in a way where they have leadership roles, partner work, and independent work are done daily, and we are constantly working on our character traits of kindness and empathy.
My students love hands on engagement when it comes to learning. They take pride and passion in creating and learning through the building. LEGOS are the essential tool our classroom is missing.
By having legos, my students will be able to practice STEM, math, problem solving, working as a team, logistics and so much more.
It will give them a sense of hands on learning that is so engaging and purposeful. It truly will be an essential tool with so many purposes in our room.
The legos will also work towards our classroom community and enhance our learning by having legos that represent people of the world. A huge emphasis for our social studies is people of the world so those legos will go right along with enforcing it.
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