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Friday, June 14, 2013

Lego Love

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.