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By the end of the school year, students will increase their knowledge of engineering, science, math and technology as measured by an increase from 25% proficiency to 35% proficiency in Science as indicated through our school improvement plan. Through participating in test experiments students will work on spatial reasoning, divergent thinking, and building confidence through critical and creative thinking.

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Suncoast BUILDING minds

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School:
Gulfport Elementary School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Jennifer Kelly 
Students Impacted:
100 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
October 1, 2019

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Goal

By the end of the school year, students will increase their knowledge of engineering, science, math and technology as measured by an increase from 25% proficiency to 35% proficiency in Science as indicated through our school improvement plan. Through participating in test experiments students will work on spatial reasoning, divergent thinking, and building confidence through critical and creative thinking.

 

 

What will be done with my students

Through the gifted and talented program, students in the school will have opportunities to build, construct, and design while working on fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, and team building. By "going back to basics" students will engage in an unplugged experience and work together on engineering type tasks using KEVA blocks, Qba Maze Marble Runs, and thinking critically through Qbitz Extreme.  

 

Benefits to my students

Complex block play and highly engaging creative construction leads to high math scores and cognitive flexibility, which is the ability to quickly shift your focus from one relevant stimulus to another. The possibilities are endless and the encouragement of imaginative play is crucial to building the creativity in children at a young age.  

 

Describe the Students

My students are a part of the gifted and talented program at Gulfport Elementary. Gulfport is a Title 1 school with a 100% free and reduced lunch rate. Our school demographics are 68% Black, 10% Hispanic, 22% White, and 1% Asian. The students in this program are, in most cases, high performers needing additional creative and critical thinking tasks that align with 21st century thinking skills.  

 

Budget Narrative

Each line item in this grant is necessary for the successful implementation of the proposed activities.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 KEVA wood table $249.95
2 200 maple plank set $99.95
3 Idea Cards $9.95
4 Brain Builders Deluxe $24.95
5 Color Props $59.95
6 Qba Maze 2.0 Big Box Set of 3 $119.95
7 Qbitz Extreme $29.95
  Total: $594.65

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