My students are some of the most wonderful 3, 4, and 5 year olds you could ever meet! They have a wide range of abilities and have all qualified for special education services.
The sky is the limit for these children, and they have amazing potential.
We work hard each day to help them reach their fullest potential at school, at home, and out in the community. We constantly strive to provide research-based, developmentally appropriate activities in a developmentally appropriate environment.
The students in my classroom come from a variety of different home structures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and exposure to early childhood experiences. Our school is set in a small college town where a majority of families qualify for free or reduced lunch and other community resources.
My students thrive while playing in our classroom each day! All current research shows that PLAY is the way these little ones learn the best. We strive to provide them many different meaningful play experiences that enrich all areas of their development.
Our children practice and acquire academic, communication, social, motor, and adaptive skills while engaging in play in the dramatic play area.
The puppet theater/play store and blocks will be materials that are used all school year for a variety of play experiences! We change our dramatic play area one to two times each month. This keeps learning exciting and allows us to embed new skills in play. Some of the dramatic play experiences we love to engage in are: home living, ice cream shop, cookie bakery, sandwich shop, pizza parlor, hospital, veterinarian, puppet "movie" theater, and construction area.
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