Hello! I teach a special needs class of students ages three to five. Currently, I have ten students, but I expect my class to grow throughout the school year. As a special education teacher, I receive new students all year long. My students have developmental delays such as Autism, intellectual disability, speech impairment, as well as fine and gross motor delays.
The success of our curriculum relies on centers with hands on activities.
Young students learn and retain knowledge best when they can practice what they have been taught.
A well stocked block center is an essential part of our Pre-K curriculum. When our classroom was flooded, everything was ruined. All of our block center materials; even the shelves that were used to store the blocks, were thrown out. We desperately need these materials replaced.
As children design and build in the Block Center, they practice problem solving, develop perception skills, and explore basic math & science.
Research shows that young students grow and learn more doing hands on activities than at seat work type activities. The wooden block starter set along with a set of ramps and balls will provide many creative experiences for my young students that they do not have access to now.
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