“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning." -Mr. Rogers
The students I work with are all working on building basic reading skills.
The challenge is keeping students engaged while providing them with the practice they need to acquire new skills.
My transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students come to the Learning Center for academic groups in order to work on their early literacy and math goals. In addition, they bring up work started in class that they need support completing. The small group setting in the Learning Center provides students with the help they need to make academic progress in a supportive environment.
I plan to use my Lakeshore materials to create hands on learning in my small groups in the Learning Center. This will help my students learn and their letters and sounds, cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant words ex. cat) and, beginning sight words.
I believe young children learn best through hands on games and interactive activities.
The materials I chose are colorful and engaging for young students. I will use the dot and learn journal and markers to help student who are still working on learning their letters and sounds. Next, I will implement the sight word sorting mailboxes and sight word activity chest to assist students learning their beginning sight words. Also, I will utilize the word building magnetic activity tin and alphabet stamps to allow students to begin building three letter words. With these materials students are asked to manipulate the materials with their own hands. This gives students a relief from online learning and worksheets. It gives them a new way to learn letters, sounds, and words.
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