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Help me give my students the opportunity to start the day with the freedom to create and explore through hands-on, STEM materials, while still learning the content and learning to work with others to complete a task.
“Play is the beginning of knowledge.” -George Dorsey
As the bar is continually raised and expectations are far higher than we ever thought we'd have for kindergartners, we are struggling to find a balance between pushing our students to succeed and allowing them time to just be kids and learn through exploration.
I teach 18 kindergarten students who are eager to learn and play, so why not combine the two? Students need time to be creative, use their imagination, explore, and work with other children to solve problems.
No matter the background, nationality, or socioeconomic status, each child deserves the chance to learn through exploration with hands-on materials.
Kindergarten expectations have dramatically changed over the years. The concept of learning through play has become less and less part of state requirements and mandated curriculum. I would love to give my students the opportunity to come into the classroom even more excited to learn by starting the day with the freedom to create and explore through hands-on STEM materials while still learning the content and learning to work with others to complete a task. We need LEGO, a gear set, magnetic building blocks and other engaging materials.
I cannot wait to see the joy in our students' faces as they start their days with something that is both engaging and educational for them.
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|GLOUE Magnetic Blocks, Building Blocks,Magnetic Toy Contain Square, Triangle, Large Triangle Magnets Toys for Girls & Boys - Deluxe Set (64pcs) (All Building Blocks) • Amazon Business||$29.99||2||$59.98|
|Popular Playthings Hexie-Snaps • Amazon Business||$28.62||2||$57.24|
|Fat Brain Toys Original Squigz Deluxe 50 piece set - Suction Construction • Amazon Business||$49.95||1||$49.95|
|LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business||$47.99||1||$47.99|
|Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business||$21.68||2||$43.36|
|Play22 Building Toys For Kids 165 Set - STEM Educational Construction Toys - Building Blocks For Kids 3+ Best Toy Blocks Gift For Boys and Girls - Great Educational Toys Building Sets - Original • Amazon Business||$19.99||2||$39.98|
|Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set, 117 Pieces • Amazon Business||$39.97||1||$39.97|
|ZOOB 0Z11125 125 Moving Mind-Building Modeling System, Assorted Colors, 125-Pieces • Amazon Business||$19.52||2||$39.04|
|K'NEX Imagine - Click & Construct Value Building Set - 522Piece - 35 Models - Engineering Educational Toy Building Set • Amazon Business||$26.95||1||$26.95|
|Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business||$12.75||2||$25.50|
|Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business||$9.99||2||$19.98|
|Sorry! Game • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|Melissa & Doug Building Site Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet long) • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|Melissa & Doug Underwater Ocean Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business||$12.79||1||$12.79|
|Melissa & Doug Rainforest Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business||$12.75||1||$12.75|
|Trouble Game • Amazon Business||$8.49||1||$8.49|
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