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My students need balance scales, microscope slides, globes, slime, sequencing cards, and felt stories to really bring the hands-on experience to our learning.
I teach 20 kindergarten students from many diverse backgrounds (Hispanic, African American, Asian, and Caucasian) in a low income school. These 5 and 6 year olds are learning everything from how to read complete sentences, solve 0-10 addition and subtraction equations, and even science.
Each student is on his/her own level of learning and 1 teacher trying to meet the needs of 20 individual students can be a bit of a challenge; this is why setting up interactive learning lab stations around our room is so important and crucial for learning at this age.
Hands on exploration is so important at this age and children learn best by actually doing. That being said, I would really love to make our science lab and library lab more hands on by setting up multiple interactive stations for the children to visit during lab time. The first science lab station I would like to set up is a microscope station with slides. Through this activity the children would really be able to learn and see up close the many plants and insects in our environment. My second station would be a balance scale station where the children can compare the weights of multiple objects in order to learn heavy vs light. My final science station would be a slime making station so the children could really understand chemical reactions and how they work (tiny jars and slime glue are needed for this station). In my library station I would like to add a globe; we read lots of stories about far away places and I would like to be able to show the students on a globe where these places are. My second station would be a sequencing card game activity where the students would work with a partner in order to put all the events in the order in which they would happen. My last library station would be the 5 little monkey felt story board. We read this story as a class when we discuss synonyms and we create our own version of the story by changing up the words to synonym words (ex: 5 little monkeys becomes 5 petite monkeys) and I would love for the children to be able to act out our version of the story by using the felt pieces.
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|EAI Education Primary Bucket Balance • Amazon Business||$16.95||2||$33.90|
|Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope • Amazon Business||$21.13||1||$21.13|
|Little Folk Visuals FBA_LFV22702 Felt Set • Amazon Business||$10.96||1||$10.96|
|TCP Global 6" (14.2cm) Blue Ocean Desktop World Globe Black Base • Amazon Business||$9.96||1||$9.96|
|What Happens Next? Picture Sequencing Educational Board Game • Amazon Business||$9.74||1||$9.74|
|Greenco Mini Food Storage Containers, Condiment, and Sauce Containers, Baby Food Storage and Lunch Boxes, Leak-resistant, 2.3 oz Each 20 count • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
|Elmer's Glue Slime Magical Liquid Activator Solution, 8.75 fl. oz. Bottle - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business||$5.99||1||$5.99|
|Vishusju Plastic Prepared Microscope Slides (48pcs OR 12pcs) Biological Specimen Kits of Animals Insects Plants Flowers Sample for Kids Student Science Education (12) • Amazon Business||$5.99||1||$5.99|
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