I teach kindergarten this year. About 90% of the students at my school receive free or reduced-price lunch. All of the students in my classroom are bilingual students. In my classroom, we work on strengthening our Spanish reading, writing, and speaking skills. Some of my students come from difficult family lives, but they don't let that stop them from learning and trying their best!
Most students are living with a single parent, grandparent, or both parents who work full time, although many parents are eager to help in any way they can; I want to help them provide the best for their child.
I plan on building a community in our classroom that will allow each student to feel comfortable and express their creativity. I want to support my students the best I can! They like to move, they love to be part of our community, and they love lots of positive attention.
My students are not cookie cutter students. They are all different and learn in different ways. Connect 4 will give my students the ability to socially connect with each other as they reinforce their math skills.
In a technology driven world, students need to learn how to socially connect with others.
The large scale Connect 4 games will be used during a whole group lesson. The game will help my students with gross and fine motor skills. This will assist in students following directions of a game, taking turns, learning lesson of winning and loosing and cooperative learning. I will also be able to modify the game so that I can include math skills into the game. The smaller Connect 4 games will be used during small groups or independent practice.
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