"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
My students are learning sponges!
They are eager to "absorb" any information that I present to them. They are constantly asking why questions, and, as their teacher, I believe in motivating their higher-order thinking by answering their questions and motivating them to continue to be curious learners within their surroundings. If you were to walk the hallway at my school site, you'd see that every teacher strives to make their lessons engaging, enjoyable, inspiring, and interactive.
Students who are given the advantage of attending a pre-K program develop much needed emotional, academic, and social skills they may otherwise lack when entering kindergarten. Students who develop self-regulation skills gain confidence as they master academic concepts, and learn to cooperate with their peers in pre-K will be far better prepared to enter kindergarten.
This year I am very fortunate to be teaching a group of 48 Pre-Kindergarten students.
The problem is that I need additional supplemental resources to help guide my students with developing the cognitive and social skills they need to be better prepared for their educational career. Our Pre-Kindergarten program consists of a center-based curriculum, which allows students to strengthen their socialization skills, as well as teaches them how to compromise, be respectful of others, and problem-solve. The resources that I'm requesting (e.g., Q-Ba-Maze, Magnetic Mosaics, Light-Up Building Bricks, Snap-Bots) align perfectly with our existing curriculum and inspire creativity play as students excel within their educational career.
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