I am a Head Start teacher in Ohio. I help children 3, 4 and 5 years old learn through experience and through interaction within their social and physical environment. Our school is in Northeast Ohio, an area that has experienced a declining economic impact due to severe job losses.
As a preschool teacher, I work with my younger students in expanding language development, learning the alphabet, recognizing numbers and learning to count.
My older students are introduced to cognitive skills and they are encouraged to practice making proper decisions. Science and discovery activities stimulate curiosity as the children learn valuable lessons about themselves and the world around them.
Art and music activities encourage individual expression. I include music and movement, creative art, story time, and writing in my pursuit to help children develop to become kindergarten ready. Each age-based program is designed to encourage children to develop their imaginations and learn by play and hands-on exploration.
Using magna tiles allow the children to experience engineering and technology of various structures, recognize shapes and counting, and notice the effects of magnets all while they are learning through play.
Hands-on learning experiences is the best way for children to learn.
We have one small set of magna tiles (30) in our classroom and the children love them. The problem is there is just not enough to encourage sharing. I would love to have the opportunity to provide my students with enough tiles for everyone to explore and create with.
Students will be able to use the magna tiles freely with intentional teaching from the teacher.
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