My students need a new CD player, a portable trampoline, blank CDs, and recordable buttons to help us move right in to the new school year!
What was your favorite song to sing when you were 4? Can you remember all of the words to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"? Chances are you know the answers to those questions because you were moving while you were learning!
Our class is made up of some very excited, energetic little learners.
Our class is a blended pre-k class. Our students are 3, 4 & 5 year olds with a variety of abilities. Some students in our class have language impairments, autism, and Down Syndrome. But every student in our class is learning about being in school and learning how to learn. And they sure love to have fun while they're doing it!
Our school is located in the largest, oldest, and poorest public housing development in our city. Our students are all too familiar with the role that extreme poverty can play on language, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. But they are excited and ready to learn from all of the new and engaging learning opportunities that our early childhood classroom gives them!
The materials in this project will give our class so many new ways to use our bodies while we're learning. A new CD player (to replace our old one that will not play CDs any longer) will give us the ability to listen to recorded books in our Listening Center, and enhance our music time so that everyone can hear as we're learning new songs and chants. The trampoline will give us an opportunity to activate our vestibular systems and spatial awareness through sensory breaks and activities centered around bouncing a jumping. The blank CDs will allow us to create music and recordings that we can send home with students throughout the year for additional practice at home. And the Talk Point buttons will give our students practice at listening to directions given by the teacher or give our students with language impairments a way to communicate with their classmates.
This project is very important to our class because it means that we will have the opportunity to learn in new ways.
It means that we will be able to take part in lessons in engaging and interactive ways. And most importantly, it means that a group of 3, 4, & 5 year olds will get to learn in the way that young children should be learning -- by moving!
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