My students need opportunities to practice mathematical and scientific thinking through cooperative learning experiences that are provided through exploration.
Do you remember being excited to learn and work with friends? Do you remember wondering what new and motivating materials would appear in your classroom on Monday morning after the weekend? By giving to "Math and Science through Play" you will keep curiosity and problem solving alive in children!
The students in my kindergarten classroom come from diverse backgrounds.
Over 85% of the students at my school receive free and reduced priced lunch. The kids do not come from financially wealthy families, but the children come to school eager to be in school and learn. It is a privilege being a kindergarten teacher because I get to help encourage critical thinking that becomes a lifelong skill.
In my classroom I run centers so that I can give tailored small group instruction to a specific group of students every day. I have always done this during literacy time. By receiving the requested materials for math and science I can now do math and science centers so I can give small groups instruction for math and science too.
The materials being requested are high quality so they will last a long time and highly motivating so they will keeps students interest. The materials all support district provided curriculum and newly adopted Common Core State Standards. I have requested numerous items like a Sorting Instant Learning Center, Sift & Find Alphabet Shells, a Dino-Dig Excavation Kit, and a Best-Buy Play Food Assortment.
Children need to work cooperatively, ask questions, practice skills and be given instruction at their level in small groups.
The materials that are being requested will allow me to do all these things. Education needs to be rigorous with high expectations but also provide engaging ways for students to learn. Giving to "Math and Science through Play" will make this happen.
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