I have a class of 18 students who are 3, 4 and 5 year old children. My students come from different backgrounds and are mixed regular education and special education. I also have children with multiple languages. My students live in a high poverty area. Our school was opened 6 years ago to educate all 4 year olds in our district. My goal is to start them young at becoming productive members of society and working towards breaking the chains of generational poverty.
My students are sponges that are eager to learn.
They soak up every word I read and love to do hands-on activities. They love math and working with objects to count. They are active readers and writers. They love art and collage as well as creating something that goes along with a book or author study. These little minds are open to being molded they just need to be given the opportunity and the tools to do it. They love creating ideas and mapping out the way to achieve it. Hands-on is the way we learn!
My Pre-K students arrive at school at 7:20 am and eat lunch very early. Snacks are an important part of our afternoon to keep us going until the end of our day. We can also use our snacks for some fun educational games like counting, more and less, how many, and other fun games. Students learn manners and other important social skills during snack time.
Some students eat snack with us and then do not eat again until breakfast at school the next day.
Snacks help students think and can sometimes calm an upset child. Having snacks on hand helps us beyond snack time, if a child is hungry they cannot learn.
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