My pre-K students come into our classroom every day looking forward to a new learning opportunity. One of their favorite parts of the day is called small group time. During this time, students work alongside 8 other students and me to develop their kindergarten readiness skills.
I expose them to different types of student-friendly activities that tap into the 7 domains of early childhood development.
These domains are gross motor, fine motor, language, cognitive, social-emotional, adaptive and moral.
I want my students to have a positive view of school and to feel successful in the grades to come. I teach at a Title I school in a large city in Michigan where almost all of my students are living at or below the poverty line. Many of my students had no prior experiences with basic kindergarten readiness skills before entering my classroom. Despite their struggles, my students deserve the best classroom environment, one that allows them to blossom in the previously mentioned areas.
My students love hands-on learning through bulding and exploring fun materials. They tend to work together to create wonderful structures.
STEM education is a very popular wave in the field of education.
These Magna-Tiles will help support their learning through exploration. I am requesting Magna-Tiles so that my students will have the opportunity to engage in an awesome, hands-on S.T.E.M experience. They will be able to work together and solve problems while having fun.
Access to STEM materials will give my students a chance to experience such skills as applied science, engineering, and mathematics. With your help, 16 eager students will have access to a cool new tool in their classroom.
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