My students are bright, curious, and loving three and four-year-olds from a small, rural community. Over 75% of the students in our school receive free or reduced price lunches. Even with limited financial resources, the students strive to do their best. They are eager to learn and a joy to teach.
Each day I look forward to helping my students become successful learners.
When I look into their smiling faces, I wonder how I can inspire them to become all they can be. I feel privileged to be one of the first teachers to touch their lives.
We do a unit of study about life cycles and the students are especially interested in insects, butterflies in particular. We read books about caterpillars turning into butterflies, but to actually see each stage of development and watch the process as it happens makes the students' learning meaningful.
Students become scientists when they see a butterfly emerge from a cocoon and realize life was created.It is so exciting to see my students make connections about what I am teaching and doing this activity is one of the best ways to make that happen.
The students observe caterpillars getting bigger and making their cocoons and by the time the butterfly emerges they are hooked on science. I know that experiences like this will inspire my students to love nature and respect it.
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