Every Thursday, the students in St. Francis Academy’s Aftercare Program are very fortunate to participate in a LEGO Class offered by Bricks 4 Kidz worker and Pre-K4 Aide, Mrs. Laurie Hain.
During this program, the children learn how to design and build everyday objects out of Lego pieces found in the models many children enjoy building at home, but built to house a special motor to make the pieces move. Not only do we get to learn how to build things like windmills, Ferris wheels, and solar panels, but we also get to feel like scientists and engineers.
What I like most about this program is that I get to learn a lot of new things after school in a very fun way. It also helps you to be able to work in a group because the models are designed to be built with a partner; and thanks to this, I’ve made new friendships with students I’ve never even spoken to before.
I definitely recommend that you come to Aftercare on Thursday and try out this awesome program.
What Others Children Have to Say About the Program
“I feel like a real engineer when I build, and I feel like I can do anything I put my mind to.” – Elena, Grade 7
“I liked that we got to build seesaw like a real builder.” – Sophia, Grade 1
“I liked how fun it was to build moving Legos.” – Joseph, Grade 4
“I loved building new things that could move and then adding a new touch after.” – Thomas, Grade 4
The LEGO Class is open to all children in Aftercare, free of charge, from 3:30PM – 4:30PM every Thursday.
Article contributed by Aidan Mancha, Grade 7