My students need science materials that allow science discovery through learning centers that promote discovery, investigation, and observation. We need a geosafari talking Jr., models of the life cycle of a butterfly and a subscription to magic school bus.
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My school is a Title I school where 80% percent of our students receive free/reduced breakfast and lunch. Many of my students are from families that are low to moderate income. Many student live in surrounding cities/areas, Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, West Contra Costa because little or no affordable housing is available in Emeryville. Emeryville is a very diverse community.
My 15 transitional kindergarten students are eager to learn and excited about exploring new things.
They love everything about learning and it is my responsibility to quench their thirst for learning. My classroom is very diverse with African American, Asian, West Indian, Ethiopian, Filipino, and Puerto Rican students.
My students are special because they ask me the most interesting questions and make me laugh. It gives me joy to educate them because I’m able to watch them grow and morph from the pupa stage of the butterfly to the cocoon into a beautiful butterflies.
Science learning in the TK (transitional kindergarten) classroom focuses on teaching inquiry skills through the use of simple science equipment and books. By supporting this project, you will provide students with tools including microscopes, magnifying glasses, butterfly development kits, and rocks. These materials will allow students to observe the structure of a leaf or cell, watch the stages of a butterfly's development, classify rocks, and more.
Through nurturing social and emotional growth and colloboration, TK teachers provide an environment for students to experience science by integrating Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth Science as outlined by the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
They also integrate other subjects such as English Language Arts, Mathematics, History/Social Science, Physical Education, and Visual and Performing Arts.
The Science/Discovery Center enables kindergarten scientists to discover the many areas of scientific investigation and observation. All areas of development can be enhanced. Children use all their processing skills when they observe and ask questions about the world around them.
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