This is a bright and active group of five and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day. This helps them learn to focus and improve self control issues.
We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.
Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. We need ways to be active and help us learn to control our ADHD tendencies. There is so much to learn.
Studying what is all around us can help us connect with each other. Studying the little details can help us ask questions and build vocabularies. We need to practice these skills. We need to work on our observation skills. We need to see what is around us.
Kindergarteners seem to take the world for granted.
It is one of my biggest asks to help them truly see what is all around them. With these magnifiers, we will get to do just that. With the kaleidoscopes, we will alter pieces of what we see.
With these geodes, we will get to see inside, too. This world has many surprises for us to discover.
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