I teach 4K! These students are the youngest and most eager learners of our school! They enter my classroom with great anticipation each day, hoping to get a first-hand look at what our day has in store! They have an amazing zest for learning and for exploring new and innovative activities every day! This not only makes my heart smile but also drives me to keep on keeping on this crazy path called teaching.
I use a thematic approach to teaching my students and I create learning centers based on early childhood readiness skills.
My students learn primarily through play and hands-on activities. Our room is never quiet because I encourage the kids to use their language during their work and play.
We need new dramatic play materials such as a mailbox, construction worker vests and sandwich play sets. If my project is funded I plan on setting up three new dramatic play centers for my young learners to explore, learn and have fun with in my classroom. When talking about different community helpers, I would be able to elaborate on three new jobs: construction workers, postal workers, and deli servers.
These are three familiar but different community helpers that would not only allow my little ones to take on these roles in the classroom, but their knowledge of the responsibilities will play an important role when they pretend to be these community workers in our classroom and they use their language skills to act out these roles with each other!
By providing just a few props for these jobs, my students' curiosity will blossom and they will ask questions about these workers and want to pretend to be these workers is in our classroom!
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