Kindergartners love learning through their play! Every year, students are immediately pulled to the parts of the room that they are most interested in. Each year, I try to do more to beef up my playtime, and engage students in a variety of options within our little classroom. It is through playtime that my students are able to learn the most. They practice their language skills, general communication, cooperation, build friendships, learn patience, and are able to simply express themselves through their senses.
Our school serves students in grades K-5.
We provide high-level instruction, hard-working teachers, and a safe learning environment. We receive high marks on our state's report card. Our school houses many students with special needs. Children are eager to play together each day and simultaneously grow in their learning. They especially love to engage in a variety of opportunities, which I strive to provide throughout the year.
Students will engage with basic sensory items: kinetic sand, colored rice, and Insta-Snow. This will give them different experiences when playing with different materials. They will be able to learn about science and math to compare weights, explore volume, and discuss their findings and opinions while gathering together to play with these materials.
The sand can be molded and reused throughout the year.
The snow will give a fun yet scientific experience to use inside the classroom without melting. Colored rice will teach students about volume while being visually and aurally engaging.
Students will spend time with these materials during playtime, word work, science, and math to learn skills in an engaging way!
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