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I want to facilitate a safe means for kids to experiment, play, fail, collaborate and most importantly learn. Rigamajig materials have been designed to integrate academic objectives from different subject areas. As they play, students are highly motivated to think, collaborate, experiment, and build.

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Rig-A-Ma-Jig Me

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School:
Southern Oak Elementary School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Karen Haraminac 
 
Amber Williamson, Nick Klenk, Jay Johnson 
Students Impacted:
531 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
September 26, 2021

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Only $3,865.00 Needed

 

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Goal

I want to facilitate a safe means for kids to experiment, play, fail, collaborate and most importantly learn. Rigamajig materials have been designed to integrate academic objectives from different subject areas. As they play, students are highly motivated to think, collaborate, experiment, and build. 

 

What will be done with my students

Experiential learning in an open-ended, playful mindset intentionally fostering agency, collaborative learning and interconnectedness of each others actions,  

 

Benefits to my students

Students will benefit by increased confidence and agency. They will develop critical communication skills, empathy and creativity through productive failure.  

 

Describe the Students

Southern Oak Elementary has an attendance Rate of 94.9%, a free or reduced Lunch rate of 61.8% and is located in Area2. There are currently 531 students including our Pre-K units.
Recorded student ethnic breakdown is as follows:
Asian: 2.5%, Black: 14.3%, Hispanic: 20.4%, Multiracial: 5.9%, Native American: .4% and White: 56.4%. Southern Oak currently shows a High Absence Rate3 of 37%, 0% Behavior Issues, 12% Low Test Scores, 2% Failing Grades and 3% Multiple Factors.  

 

Budget Narrative

The entire kit is are manufactured in Rhode Island.
Price includes shipping within the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian Provinces.
Need to buy using a purchase order? No problem! Please email us at hi@rigamajig.com.
Contains 260+ parts
Plastic parts made from 100% recycled nylon.
Wood parts made from the highest grade Baltic birch plywood and finished with a non-hazardous, air-pollutant-free finish.
Includes two milk crates for small piece storage.
Cart with contents weighs approximately 149 lbs.
Requires a minimum play area of 100 square feet (per kit)
Complies with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Testing for Children’s Toys, and tested for ages 3+.
Portable and sealable.
The Rigamajig Basic Builder is a large-scale, loose parts building and engineering kit. The Basic Builder Kit inspires STEM / STEAM learning by empowering children to follow their curiosity through hands-on, open-ended, creative, and collaborative play. Big pieces, big ideas, endless possibilities!

Sturdy, durable, and made-to-last, the Basic Builder Kit is curriculum-compatible and ideal for schools, children’s and science museums, libraries, community organizations, maker spaces, camps, recreation centers, after-school programs, or anywhere that kids gather to play and learn!

As the facilitator, Educators:
Provide a free space/forum for kids and students to share their experiences.
Allow for children and students to document with pictures/video and recorded conversations that they may have.
Understand that Rigamajig illustrates and is certainly not limited to concepts in creativity, literacy, math, science, cooperative learning, language development, free play, fun, and exploration.
Provide scaffolding of how to use Rigamajig in the classroom or any environment where kids gather to play and learn. Students and teachers will establish language and rules for using Rigamajig. Lines of communication are essential.
Allow space for reflection, e.g., show what works, what didn’t work, and how it was solved. What was fun and what was challenging?
Provide new questions and challenges for more in-depth questions and deeper exploration. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Rigamajig Basic Builder Kit $3,865.00
  Total: $3,865.00

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