Imagine coming to school for the first time and being eager and ready to learn, but there were limited materials. I teach preschool in a diverse inner-city elementary school with students that come from a low social economic background. All of my students receive free lunch as well. Many of my students come from single parent or teenage parent homes where their parents have just a high school education.
My students are curious and love to explore.
The children that are in my preschool program are also here to become fluent in a second language outside of English.
My preschoolers love the great outdoors and they love exploring. Without the use of a playground, my students go on insect hunts on a daily basis. My preschool students are in need of butterfly larvae, books about the life cycle of a butterfly, specimens, puzzles and educational games. My students are also fascinated by ladybugs and therefore in need of ladybug specimens, books, models, puzzles about the life cycle of a ladybug.
My students will use insect materials to build upon our STEAM program.
The students will learn about the life cycles of insects and read stories about insects and learn key terms about them as well.
By being exposed to the life cycle of insects and the terminology regarding them at an early age, my preschool students may be lead into the field of science which might even include the field of entomology.
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