I have been teaching Kindergarten for 26 years in a great school, which is located in a high poverty community. Despite the often sad circumstances my students face, they are beating the odds everyday. My students are bright, friendly, and extremely eager to learn new things. They love to explore and learn through play and hands-on experiences, which is the way it should be for a group of 5 and 6-year-olds.
With the current trend being all about test scores and less about letting kids be kids, I feel it is my duty to make learning as meaningful and engaging as I can for my students, while also making it fun!
I cannot think of a better way to allow my kindergarten students to stretch their imaginations than to challenge them to use their engineering and problem-solving skills with these STEM activity kits. The magnetic stand-up whiteboard will be a great addition to our science center for planning and drawing strategies as well.
Building roller coasters, vehicles, bridges, houses, and creating chain reactions will be such fun and highly engaging ways to practice these important, lifelong skills.
Not only will these centers cover our STEM goals, they will also help my students practice working cooperatively in small groups. Teamwork makes the dream work!
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