Do you know what makes our school the best place in the world? Other than the rock star teachers and creative little learners, it's the community that surrounds us. It's our classroom community, our school community and our small little community where we all live and support each other. My students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! Our school is the only elementary school in our small town, so we really are a tight-knit family. That means if our students need something, we work for it. If they make a mistake, they learn and grow from it. And if we can make our learning more meaningful and fun, we do it! Our students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! However, back in August, many of our students and staff were exposed to a world they've never seen. Our community slowly began to disappear under water. Hurricane Harvey impacted many of our lives, but wouldn't know the loss by my kiddos’ bright and shining faces, the perseverance they show, or the kindness and friendship they pour from their hearts!
Listening to a teacher explain math and reading concepts is not always engaging; especially to five and six year olds. Hands on activities are essential in making sure that students are excited about learning new things everyday.
It may not seem like much, but these Lakeshore and Carson Dellosa Language Arts and Beginning Math Concepts file folder games can make a world of a difference to my kiddos as they take learning into their own hands and explore these subjects in centers, with partners, and in small group instruction.
Honestly speaking, games just make everything more fun! And when kids have fun, they learn more, and retain more.
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