Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wish List for Liberian Classrooms

We are preparing to ship three Mobile Classrooms in May for our colleagues in Liberian classrooms.  Teachers will be using the materials to set up learning centers in their classrooms - a new concept in Liberia.  The teachers are so excited about using their new techniques and teaching methods but they need some materials.  Check out the list and see if you can help them out!
Wish List

Puzzles and games that involve logical thinking (looking for patterns, sequences, process of elimination, inference, etc.)
Arithmetic and graphing calculators with instructions on how to solve common types of problems (e.g. percentages, averages, etc.)
Maps, charts, timelines, Web sites -- vivid examples of how math and logical thinking can relate to social studies, science and language arts
"Math manipulatives," such as unifix cubes, pattern blocks, cuisinaire rods, and geoboards
Materials for attaching things to other things (glue, staplers, sewing materials, nails and screws, pins, clips, etc.)
Wood, metal, Styrofoam, recycled containers, bottles, cardboard, and tools to work with them
Various types and colors of paper and cardboard (for creating a homemade board game, etc.)
Variety of writing implements (markers, crayons)
Variety of fabric scraps
Modeling clay
Word games (Boggle, Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, Password)
Creative writing tools (variety of pens, paper, etc.); tape recorder; magazines that can be cut up for images; story starter books and cards

Thank You!