More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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A Class That Builds Together Is Stronger!
Help me give my students quality block materials to help navigate their creativity and social skills.
"A teachers heart for students can create a world of ambitious young minds." I am a teacher of eighteen mixed age group of 3, 4 and 5 year old awesome "prescholars". While my "prescholars" are mixed in age range they are enthusiastic, kind, loving and eager to learn individuals! Each student has their own unique gifts and talents that they display through everyday physical, social-emotional and academic skills. My 3 year old "prescholars" may be working on learning routines and self-help skills, while my 4 year olds are identifing their names and my 5 year olds are identifying letters and sounds. Having materials in order for me to differentiate lessons and materials available for each age level to explore is essential to their academic growth. The students in my classroom are always excited about new activities to explore. We enjoy hands-on learning in a cooperative environment. Our students interact with each other as a "School Family" insuring that all students feel welcomed and loved.
The materials I have selected was chosen with my student's in mind. I have watched them use items as a replacement for an item that is not available for them to use. Though this is a step towards creative imaginative play, just think what they can accomplish with the actual item. Currently our block area is lacking the neccessary material's that will allow my students to fully engage in creative play. We have a large open carpet area for students to build together. Block play helps children cooperate with others, by building, taking turns and sharing materials. Having these materials will also assist my students in developing gross motor, vocabulary and math skills. Building is all about size, shape, gravity, leverage and balance. I wanted to get my student's involved in their learning. I asked what they would like to see in the block area. My student's have requested trains, cars, and more blocks. Having the community cars, signs and train set will allow me to enhance my community helpers lesson. I selected the children around the world block set to expose my students to diversity while they engage in block play. My lessons include discussions about differences and how we celebrate our differences. The materials will also be utilized for student's to explore daily through open play while teacher and student interaction takes place.
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