"Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes, and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds, and colors." - Loris Malaguzzi
My students come from diverse cultures.
Many are refugees from Malaysia, Myanmar, and Burma. Our school has 13 different languages spoken daily. It's amazing to learn with them.
Many students live in poverty. School supplies, clothes, snacks, and, of course, unconditional love are given to my students daily. So many students just need love to bring them to a feeling of safety, support, and a sense of home because their home life is unstable.
No matter their challenges, my students are resilient, bright, and inquisitive. They have a hunger to learn and persevere. They are brave and strong. My students won't let themselves be defeated. They give their personal best at each task given to them. My students strive for excellence!
Winter is always hard when it comes to recess time. With these resources, students will be able to use these building materials to strengthen their engineering skills. Students will be able to snap materials together to collectively build model houses, cars, animals, and people. As students connect different pieces, blocks, and bars together, they will be sharpening their problem solving skills by thinking of how to rotate each of the materials. They will have to share the materials, so they will be working on communication and teamwork.
Frigid temps keep us in, but with these resources teamwork skills will continue to grow!
Students will use the building materials to be creative and problem solvers. Students will work in small groups to create simple machines, balls, and building. Each classroom for first through third grade will receive its own container. By working together and problem solving how to create a building or car out of bars and blocks, students are growing in STEM.
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