I am currently teaching 20 bright-eyed pre-kindergarten students. We are a Title I school. Many of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. These students also come from low-income homes with little or no English spoken at home. The school I work at ranges from grades pre-k to fifth grade, with about twelve hundred students. Despite our large numbers, our goal is to make each and every child special, so they can make a difference. Pre-kindergarten is the first learning experience for my students, and I want each of them to love coming to school to learn.
Starts with Science: Every time a butterfly appears, most children love to follow it's movement and hope it lands on them. For many, they do not realize they start with a tiny caterpillar. In a few weeks we start our Transformation Unit, where we learn how things change and become something new. Hands on Learning is the best way for my preschoolers to learn.
To watch a a caterpillar change into a butterfly will be a new highlight in our classroom.
We also plan to look at other insects as well. The viewer will allow students to have close up encounters with insects without the critters flying away. The learning center on insects and spiders will let them notice the differences and similarities between the two.
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