More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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STEAM For Pre-K? Why Yes!
My students need soft building blocks in order to create, build, explore, and experiment without fear of injury.
"Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!", Dr. Seuss
Teaching my students how to think, create, and solve problems is one of my biggest hurdles. I am constantly looking for different ways to ignite their brains.
We are a Title 1 school located in a suburb of Atlanta, GA with 81% of our population on free and reduced lunch.
I teach special needs preschool students in an 'Autism Model' classroom. My children do not need a diagnosis of Autism to be in my class, they just need the particular support, methodology, and classroom visuals that are proven to work with Autistic children.
I can get students as early as three years old, and keep them until they go off to Kindergarten. If I am lucky enough, I may even have a student for three years!
I love my job and I love shaping young minds.
The soft building blocks that I have requested can help my children learn and explore in a variety of ways.
In Science, we can explore the different sensory experiences with the soft blocks, compare the soft blocks to hard blocks, and explore textures.
In technology, we can use cameras to take pictures and videos of children building and creating with the blocks. Then we will view and talk about the pictures on the SMART Board.
In engineering, students will be encouraged to think about what they will build and develop a plan.
During art, students can draw or paint pictures of their structures. These can be viewed on the SMART Board in a large or small group lesson to discuss how the camera image is different from the drawing (painting).
In math, children will figure out exactly how to arrange different shaped blocks to create a stable structure. They can experience what it is like to build and knock down creations.
My students will use the blocks to create, build and have fun.
Children remember fun, engaging activities. By providing the opportunity to play while learning, you will be helping to create lifelong learners.
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