I promised my school counselor months ago that I would put up a showcase featuring a Lego set assembled by one of her special groups. I never got around to it. She reminded me this week that she still wants to display it, so I got on it.
The problem with the showcase at my school is that it is really two separate showcases. Her display would fill only one side, and I didn't know what to do with the other side.
I used to do a lesson with my second graders when they were studying simple machines. We used Legos to create wacky cars and then we would race them. What better to put beside a Lego display than a Lego display.
My kids made and raced those cars today and then I was able to put up both sides of the showcase. The rest of the day, when I walked by the displays, kids were glued to the front of the display. And they begged me to let them do the same lesson.