Sectors

  • Engineering & Design
  • Manufacturing & Product Development

Overview

Our partner, Bricks 4 Kidz, provides experiences to each 3rd grade classroom across Fresno Unified twice each school year.

Bricks 4 Kidz is a company specializing in STEM education utilizing Lego models. Bricks 4 Kidz will visit each site to provide an in-class 75-90 minute learning activity to all 3rd grade students across the District. Cooperative team-based discovery and critical thinking skills are reinforced as students work together to determine career themes of the hands-on activity.

For the spring semester, each third-grade student will receive a unique Bricks 4 Kidz experience that is connected to programs at their region’s high school:

  • For Bullard region schools, the learning activity will be The Treadmill in alignment with the Biomedicine pathway.
  • As part of the Edison region, the learning activity will be The Windmill in alignment with the Green Academy. 
  • As part of the Fresno High region, the learning activity will be The Helicopter in alignment with the Construction Design & Applied Technology Career Programme. 
  • As part of the Hoover region, the learning activity will be The Windmill in alignment with the Eco-Technology pathway.
  • As part of the McLane region, the learning activity will be The Treadmill in alignment with the Medical Education and Research Academy.
  • As part of the Roosevelt region, the learning activity will be Spin Art in alignment with the Teacher Academy. 
  • As part of the Sunnyside region, the learning activity will be The Windmill in alignment with the Agricultural Science and Technology pathway.

Special Note to sites with 5 or more 3rd grade classrooms:

Schools with 5 or more classes will require two separate days for visits from Bricks 4 Kidz. To ensure proper scheduling please:

  • Schedule your main visit on Monday or Wednesday.
  • Schedule the Tuesday during the same week for the extra class(es).
  • Schedule early to ensure you get the dates of your preference.

To accommodate all schools in the District, Bricks 4 Kidz will be visiting more than 1 school per day on Wednesdays through Fridays. Tuesday is primarily reserved for the extra classes for sites with 5 or more classes.

Sample Daily Schedule

Number of ClassesTentative Schedule
1-2Class 1: 8:45-10:00am
Class 2: 10:30-11:45am
3-4Classes 1 & 2: 8:45-10:00am
Classes 3 & 4: 10:30-11:45am
5 or MoreDay 1
Classes 1 & 2: 8:45-10:00am
Classes 3 & 4: 10:30-11:45am
Day 2
Class 5: 8:45-10:00 am
Class 6: 10:30-11:45 am
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