Help me give my students one Lego WeDo 2.0 kit to provide an opportunity for more students to work in small groups.
This project expired on May 26, 2019.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Our school has a long history embedded in the community we serve. Students are excited to attend a school where many of their parents and even grandparents went before them. I have an exciting opportunity to continue building a STEAM Resource program as we enter year 2! When you walk into my classroom you won't see students sitting in desks diligently taking notes, instead, you'll see students brainstorming ideas, drawing images, building models, testing their solution, and more! I work with all the students in my building, kindergarten through fifth grade.
My students are spunky, inquisitive, and hardworking.
"I never knew school could be this fun!" a student shouted to a group member as they were working on a STEAM project. It is moments like these that push me to ensure that my students always have opportunities for hands-on, real-life learning experiences. My students are not defined by their labels, such as gifted, ADHD, ADD, or on grade-level, but instead they step into my classroom to showoff their talents and expand their imagination. It is wonderful donors, like yourself, that can help me to provide these experiences to our youngest learners!
Who loves Legos? Maybe that's a silly question because doesn't everyone?! And especially the students in my STEAM classroom! Lego has developed a new and innovative tool to get students coding with the Lego brick - Lego WeDo 2.0.
The Lego WeDo 2.0 kit equips students with Lego bricks, software to code on a variety of devices, and a curriculum to provide project ideas.
However, there are only enough materials for 2 students to work collaboratively. That's where you come in! I want to bring the ratio of students per kit down, so more students have an opportunity to explore and learn from this resource. My students who have ADHD and ADD will be more successful when they are working in smaller groups. They tend to get lost or distracted in a large group setting. I want them to have the ability to handle the materials, create, collaborate, and be successful! By funding this project, you are allowing more students to have this exact opportunity. Students will be introduced to computational thinking and the principles of engineering, which is exactly what my STEAM classroom curriculum focuses on. Together we'll be creating the engineers of tomorrow!
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