These kiddos are coming from a variety of backgrounds, but they share one similarity, they all are moving up to kindergarten after a year in a very hands-on, create, and explore preschool classroom. This will be my first year in kindergarten, after nine years teaching third. I want to provide them with just as many hands-on exploratory learning areas as they had last year. This group of students is young and mainly made up of little boys. They are energetic and are by all means what we teachers would refer to as "movers and shakers." The majority of my students are also farm kids and are raised in rural areas, spending much time outside. My hope is to provide them with many outlets within the class, to expend their energy while enhancing their learning!
The items I have chosen will enhance an already rich standards-based curriculum. It will allow it to become an environment that fosters learning through play and imagination as well. Moving from third grade to kindergarten means I am sparse on these types of materials and know how utterly important this creative, hands-on, up and moving play, can grow our youngest learners. I chose items my active farm boys and girls can relate to, such as the play mats with animals, and cars. The kitchen supplies that will fill the dramatic play area. Puppets that the little ones can use to strengthen their language and retelling skills while bringing stories to life. The Magna tiles will challenge the builders to think outside of the box while being hands on.
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