My students need geoboards, rubber bands, Alphabet Learning Locks, Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles, and Lakeshore Character Kids to make learning exciting. Each of these items I selected will help my kiddos learn letters, shapes, and to promote positive character education.
My students attend a low economic school. I spend a lot of my own money and time hunting down deals to help create a welcoming and encouraging environment that promotes a love for learning. There are just some things I can't afford!
I typically have a class size of about 24-28 students that are usually 5-6 year olds.
For half the class this is their first time in a classroom, so the environment needs to be calming, welcoming, and engaging. Students at this age need to be active and have lessons that engage them in learning. We spend a lot of time learning with use of manipulatives and in groups.
The geo boards I selected are a fun and engaging way to practice shapes with Kindergarten. The students use these to practice making shapes and identifying how many lines each shape has. This hands on way to make shapes helps children retain what they are learning. I chose the alphabet bubbles and alphabet locks to help my students learn letter recognition. When activities are active and engaging the children recall what they are learning more easily. This gives them an opportunity to work in small groups which helps to promote teamwork and cooperation! The character figures and book are an awesome way to promote positive peer relationships and help students identify good character traits!
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