It Takes a Village

Shoreline Village is so cute and colorful, I want to build it!

I’m sitting in Brickersville, our LEGO(r) brick themed space at Shoreline Village, and my mind turns to the people I’ve met here since I started Brickersville with Jesse Miller, who we call “the Honorable First Mayor of Brickersville”. I don’t suppose there ever will be a second Mayor, he does the job so well.

Shoreline Village is indeed a village. It’s a community of some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. It’s a down-to-earth group of people that tends to a variety of businesses and attractions… and the staff that supports them. The village plans festivities like the Pirate Festival. Maybe I can convince them to someday plan a LEGO(r) brick themed festival. Maybe we can call it 2×4 Day or All About Bricks. I’ll tell you about that some day.

A couple of days ago I was rearranging the shelving in the space. But, darn it, one of the little screws couldn’t come out of the poles. I took the pole downstairs, to the Pirate’s Cove souvenir shop, and a couple of the fellows there tried to help. It didn’t quite work, so we asked one of the handy folks who walk around in the bright blue shirts.

I’m not mentioning names, as I’m not sure they would want that much attention. Thank you! What would the village be without you?

Trish Tsoiasue is Squigglemom, the Game Master at Brickersville in Shoreline Village, California. Drop in for a free tour, or visit with us all afternoon for a small per person fee! 419 Q Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Math, Technology and Building 11/09/2016

Busy day in the classroom!  Brick Math is trending, so we did our own version, with everyone participating on the board.  We learned about fractions with money, pizza (virtual) and bricks (real and virtual).

Built the hot rod in the Simple Machines LEGO(r) Education kit, invented an assembly for change of direction of motion and built part of Brick Bank!
Photos and cool video below!

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LEGO(r) Stories

I think the kids enjoy LEGO because they get to be very creative.  I think every project they do they learn something new,the kids also like figuring things out on their own which I like.  I think every child has something special about them,not every body is perfect.