My students need wooden bamboo building blocks and interlocking Playstixs for active hands-on learning in kindergarten.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin describes the classroom environment that I create for my energetic and enthusiastic students. Kindergarten is a busy place with active hands-on learning with happy smiles from students who love to learn and have fun!
My students are engaged and successful learners.
I create a positive environment where every child feels loved, valued, and important every day! I work diligently to meet the social and academic needs of every student. My students love to be greeted every morning as they come into class. They see my smile, hear my laugh, and watch my ever-moving Converse sneakers as I move around the room to start another day of joyful learning.
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that "Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development."
All twenty-five of my kindergarten students come to school with a need to develop their social skills through interactive and imaginative play with blocks, art supplies, puzzles, and other hands-on materials.
Students learn how to be part of a group, practice decision-making skills, and gain confidence in their own abilities through play.
Students will learn to play cooperatively together with a partner or in a small group. They will learn to share, compromise, and negotiate - important life skills that can be learned by sharing a bucket of wooden blocks or working together to complete a complex tower. My students will be confident and successful learners as they develop both their social and academic skills through active play.
Kindergarten students are expected to be able to read, write, and solve addition and subtraction problems at the end of the school year. The academic expectations placed on five and six-year-old children are often extremely challenging. Active play enables students to problem solve, think, remember, practice oral language skills, develop self-confidence, and understand the world around them while having fun!
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