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My students need materials that cross all curriculum areas but tie back into science as their foundation.
Kindergarteners are beautiful blank slates and amazing little sponges. They are naturally curious and inquisitive. I am lucky in that I get to help shape their foundation and help ignite their love of learning.
My incoming kinders will get to ask questions, explore, experiment, collaborate, and engineer some pretty awesome things.
They will be the first official group of students to experience all 6 years of their elementary education in a brand new science magnet school.
My students abilities are as diverse as their backgrounds. Last year my classroom was comprised of almost 50% English language learners. I am excited to see how how this new STEAM environment transforms their learning experience and transcends the language barrier!
Last year was pivotal. I began transitioning my teaching and thinking toward next year's transition to a STEAM (science) magnet school. As soon as I began incorporating daily science, my classroom transformed. Students were fully engaged--they were writing more, collaborating more, and sharing more of what they were learning.
The pre-planning and implementation allowed me to see where my holes were--leveled science books were needed, engineering challenges for fast finishers, and art supplies for a creation station.
An old school, mercury-filled outside thermometer was of no use to students who didn't understand how to read a thermometer. I had plenty of ideas on how to transform their learning environment, but no funds to make it happen. That, hopefully, is where you come in.
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|AcuRite 02007 Digital Home Weather Station with Morning Noon and Night Precision Forecast, Temperature and Humidity Gauge • Amazon Business||$50.12||1||$50.12|
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|Fiskars 95017197 Children's Blunt Safety Scissors 12 Pack, 5 Inch, Colors Vary • Amazon Business||$21.98||1||$21.98|
|Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business||$17.08||1||$17.08|
|LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) • Amazon Business||$7.97||2||$15.94|
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|Follow the Directions & Draw It All by Yourself!: 25 Reproducible Lessons That Guide Kids to Draw Adorable Pictures • Amazon Business||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|School Smart Spectrum Mosaics - 3/4 inch - Pack of 4000 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business||$10.49||1||$10.49|
|Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business||$9.19||1||$9.19|
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