With these screen printing kits a lot of the anxiety surrounding purchasing supplies for our art classes has been alleviated as we prepare for our first t-shirt fundraiser. Getting to use the screen printers has proven to not only fulfill that fundraising need, but has also been a lot of fun for my students to learn and use. As they have learned the process and seen the results, it has prompted more brainstorming for other things to make and sell to raise fund for art supplies. They are a great asset for our program and will get lots of use every year. We appreciate the Lawton Public School Foundation for providing this opportunity for our art program!
This grant has helped my student by giving them centers. Students learn through playing so thank so much.
Hands-On Reading and Activity Center
My students had asked me for a reading area since the beginning of the year. Until we received this grant we just had a small rug, a small bookshelf, and a few books. Since creating the reading center, my students are always asking to go read. Because reading center privileges are reserved for students with good behavior and have completed quality work, the students ensure they are on task and follow classroom procedures even better! There is never a time a student is in need of a book to read, we have three full bookshelves. Another extra benefit of our reading center is we are able to use it for an “emotional time-out’ area when a student feels overwhelmed, over-stimulated, or upset and wants a place to compose themselves. Thank you so much!
Students LOVE to read the Mo Willems books. They are consistently checked out and the students tell their friends about the characters in books and what they are doing. These books have brought much joy to the students at Woodland Hills.
Novel Engineering has been such a wonderful bridge between the library and makerspace. Students have been actively listening and reading the stories so that they can identify problems. When we get to makerspace the following week, students are focused and know the task at hand. The students have worked well together and have enjoyed the overflow of library lessons into the makerspace. I have seen a real increase in their creativity. Students have especially enjoyed the originality encouraged with Novel Engineering.
Snap Into Circuits
The Snap Circuits became a fast favorite with my students. All students in grades 1st through 5th grade have been thoroughly enjoying their makerspace days with Snap Circuits. Students have been highly engaged and working so well in groups to complete numerous projects. They are so excited when they see a light come on or hear an alarm sound. Students have become great problem solvers and their knowledge of circuits has greatly improved because of this grant. Students will continue to benefit from this grant for years to come.