LEGO obsessed? They are able to have that privilege because they have LEGOs at home. My students don't have that luxury. I'm keeping my LEGOs out for my kids. If they become "LEGO Obsessed…" good for them. LEGO bricks are a rarity in the household of most of my students. Their working parents usually leave their child to an after school or a grandparent to supervise. They don't have access to materials such as LEGOs to explore their creativity.
This year, was another big LEGO year for my pre-k class. My Girlfriend bought tickets for us to visit the Nathan Sawaya 'The Art of the Brick' exhibit at the Discovery Time Square. I was truly blown away by the capabilities of the LEGO bricks. I shared my experience with my students and they were just as amazed. I created a donorschoose.org project titled "The Art of the Brick: Inspiring Creative Minds." With the successful funding, we brought more LEGOs into our classroom. Surprisingly, even with all these LEGO bricks, my students still find themselves running out of pieces for their creation. Well, running out of LEGOs is a better problem than having no LEGOs.