My students need legos for our math and science learning centers.
This project expired on May 21, 2016.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
If there is one thing you can say about Kindergarten it is that we are "active"! There is never a dull moment in our day. Our day is comprised of many mini-lessons. As we gain stamina we are able to use individual learning centers to acquire learning independence and depth. I am very excited about it.
My students are active, hands on learners.
These children are very verbal. They love to talk. Many of these students come from homes below the poverty line. They are ready to learn but need to be taught "how" to learn. They struggle with following directions and listening. This is a very important year to learn "how" to learn.
Our school is committed to these students and their families. We have great teachers and administrators that want to meet social as well as academic needs.
I hope to use these legos as a tool to help these students learn how to function in a classroom with others. We are learning how to: wait for a turn, be patient, be quiet while others are working, take care of my things, share my toys, and play with someone.
I am able to do this well with the help of the legos. Each child will be able to have their own little set to work with and care for while waiting for others to finish yet be productive at the same time.
In my classroom after the students have completed their seat work they go get a "little" center. These centers are little jobs they can do while waiting for the others in the class to finish their seat work at the table. These centers must be done by themselves in a special spot on the carpet. They cannot talk while doing this. They learn to finish their work, be patient, to do their center quietly, and take care of themselves. I plan to use the legos in the centers for the students. I will be able to use them in a variety of ways to create "little jobs" for them to do while waiting for their classmates to finish their work. We can sort, build, do math problems, etc. all using the legos. This also provides a brain break, fine motor activity, and a lot of fun along the way!!
I can't wait to see the impact this will have on the students in my classroom!
I have two little sets of legos in my room right now and every day my students race to the shelf hoping they will be the one to get to play with them. If you donate today, all my students will have a chance to experience the joy of legos. But the real reason to donate is, kids are going to be learning and not even know it!! Math and Science lessons can be so much more fun when it feels like play!
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