My students need a comfortable floor space to spread out and work in small groups and a magnetic learning station to use with STEM materials we have in our classroom.
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In kindergarten, we are working and learning together. A large part of this learning is in motion. We investigate, explore, research, analyze, and question. These are just a few things that my students do each day in my classroom. They are willing to work hard, make mistakes, and persevere to grow into lifelong learners.
Times are changing and the way kids learn is changing.
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow.” John Dewey.
Our school serves approximately one-third of our students free or reduced-price meals each day. I am a passionate learner myself and spend time reading and learning about children and the way they are changing in today’s technological world where they have the information world at their fingertips. To me it is critical to find ways to spark the engagement of five and six-year-olds to reach their diverse learning styles while meeting our rigorous curricular and social emotional needs and closing the gap that lies between them financially by providing learning opportunities for all students equally in my classroom.
I want to provide my students with a comfortable space on the floor to spread out and learn. Every day in my classroom children in small groups learning and playing together. We have one rug for our whole group lessons that part of our students can work on, but I want to give students a second area rug in the classroom that is softer and warmer than the tile floor.
I believe that teaching Kindergarten I should provide the academic rigor in a fun and engaging way and give my students the space to learn and grow as they try new things and build relationships with their peers.
I would also like to provide a magnetic station to accompany a STEM maze building activity that I received through a previous Donor's Choose grant. Although my students were able to use this station activity, it wasn't without problems. The magnetic work station I am requesting has a space in the bottom to catch balls. This is especially helpful for the build-a-maze activity they drop balls through the maze when finished. We have tried this on the side of filing cabinets and lockers and without this catch-all we had balls bouncing everywhere! I am hoping to eliminate that by using the magnetic station for its intended purpose to catch the balls at the bottom for the build a maze and to reduce clean up.
I am proud of the opportunities that Donors Choose and the kindness of strangers, friends, and family who have helped me provide fabulous resources for my classroom. That encourages me to read and learn more to stretch myself as a teacher to make my learning environment the best it can be for each new class! I hope you see how this grant is valuable to our class.
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