My students walk into our school and library every day full of life and ready to learn. They are busy, eager and excited.
I teach at a Title I school in Nevada where more than 70 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.
Many of my students receive backpack food on the weekend because their families struggle financially. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day. Their families want the same for them.
The Keva planks will be an important part of the Maker Space in our library. We will use them for science and engineering challenges, often with a literacy focus. These planks are so open-ended that we can use them in an infinite number of ways. I will use them to challenge students to design and build creations, solving problems along the way.
I will use these planks to give my students challenges that incorporate literature and encourage problem solving and collaboration among my students.
Creativity, critical thinking, the ability to solve problems, and collaboration skills are critical to my students' future success. These planks will help me develop these skills in my students.
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