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My students need white baseball caps and markers to make a model of the brain to help them better understand the parts of our brain and its complexity.
My students have all been identified as highly gifted. These children have special needs and require a differentiated instructional program to provide them with a challenging and rigorous academic setting. My students are inquisitive and thoughtful. They love to learn! It is important to bring in as many supplemental materials as possible to stimulate their minds and encourage their exploration of new concepts.
As a teacher, it is my job to meet the unique needs of my students by helping them to build on all aspects of learning including their social-emotional needs.
Benjamin Franklin said it best, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn.” My students will learn while having fun building their models. This will enable the children to go beyond the core standards and build greater conceptual knowledge.
Mary Pettibone Poole once said, “To repeat what others have said requires education, to challenge it requires brains.” At our school, we are working on both. We are teaching our students all about the brain, how it works, the different aspects of the brain and what functions each part of the brain is responsible for. To help our students better understand and remember the location of the different lobes of the brain we are making “thinking caps.” The students will research the attributes of the brain and then use the sharpie markers to draw the different lobes of the brain on the white caps. Then when they put their caps on it will help them to visually see where the different lobes are located because they will be drawn and written on the caps. Through research and the completion of their hats, the students will have built greater knowledge about this system in our body. We are also tying this project into a social-emotional activity, which will provide our students the opportunity to practice their critical thinking skills and decision-making abilities.
Having these items will help inspire our students to "put on their thinking caps'" and use their minds and critical thinking skills.
Your donation to this project will help us to build enthusiasm in their learning. Embedded in the Common Core Standards is the process of critical thinking. Thank you for helping our school to work towards their potential and learn about their brain.
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|Gelante Plain Blank Baseball Caps Adjustable Back Strap Wholesale LOT 12 Pack 001-White • Amazon Business||$24.00||7||$168.00|
|Sharpie 1949557 Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business||$13.94||7||$97.58|
|Sharpie 37001 Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business||$6.00||9||$54.00|
|Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business||$10.00||4||$40.00|
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