My students have special needs that can impact their social and communication skills and make it more difficult for them to develop these skills. At this young age, children learn through play and interactions with their peers. I would like to help support these skills by bringing more engaging materials into the classroom.
Some of my students have faced a lot of unique challenges at such a young age.
It is really amazing to see the gains that they make despite the challenges that each of them face. Developing social skills and communication skills is critical at this stage in their development.
My students will be studying life cycles and how living things grow and change. We will be learning about how various plants, animals, and insects grow and change. In the past, the caterpillar larvae have been a big hit in the classroom. The children were very interested in observing and recording the changes that took place.
I would like to extend this activity by including other insects in their explorations.
By observing ants, praying mantis, and ladybugs, the children will be able to compare and contrast the insects and how they grow and change. This project will be a great culminating activity for this unit!
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