My students are an active and energetic group of 5-year-olds who are predominately second language learners. They are curious and love to try new ideas, build and explore. They are learning letters and sounds and just starting their educational journey.
I have a class of second language learners from a low socio-economic group who are eager to grow and learn.
Many have never been in school before and most of their families have never been to college.
We are focusing on integrating our learning through the use of collaboration and hands-on projects.
They are curious and inquisitive and are learning problem-solving, self-regulation, social/emotional skills alongside 21st-century projects.
My TK students are learning to make connections and having a hands-on opportunity to see how things work together will give them an opportunity to learn about simple machines and how they work. We are building a STEAM program into our daily schedule to give kids the opportunity to explore and these materials will give students the chance to design and implement their own ideas, together and in small groups which teaches cooperation as well as giving experiences in STEAM.
My kids love to try out their own designs and these building materials allow them to work together and in groups designing and creating.
The hands-on real life experience gained from using their own creativity to see their ideas come to life is amazing!
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