I teach Kindergarten in a primary school located in a high poverty area in rural North Carolina. Each child at our school receives free breakfast and lunch in our nutrition program. The students in my class come from various backgrounds and for many of these children their time at school is their only opportunity to be in a clean, safe environment. This is why one of my top priorities is to provide a loving, comfortable environment for my students to reach their highest potential.
My kindergarten classroom is a STEM classroom and I highly encourage thinking outside the box and doing hands-on activities.
My kindergarteners are very active and love to learn by doing instead of watching! It is my passion to grow a love for learning in all my students.
By having these kick bands in my classroom, my students will be more engaged in their learning and will align our class with 21st century learning experiences. Students are more motivated and compliant when given choices of whether or not they want to use the kick bands on their chairs. This will allow my students to collaborate, learn, and grow alongside their peers in our STEM classroom.
Kick Bands will help my students release their built up energy while also allowing them the ability to focus on their work.
Everyone has unique learning styles so why stick to making everyone sit in a traditional desk and chair?
My project will also give my students new headphones. We use headphones every single day in our classroom, either on the iPads or on Chromebooks doing various apps, activities, or for testing purposes. My students are 5-6 years old and can be very rough with their headphones. Having extra head phones available will help my students meet their needs.
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