Hi everyone! I teach an inclusive preschool class for children ages 3-5 years of age. My class consists of 16 vibrant, energetic, and absolutely adorable students who love learning and playing together.
My students "learn through doing." Teaching preschool-age students are all about hands-on activities, and this is the way my students learn best.
Rather than sitting at a desk doing worksheets, we are learning concepts through hands-on activities such as building with blocks, exploring books, completing an art project, or engaging in dramatic play.
Library time is a favorite daily activity for my students. After students finish their snacks and lunches, they are able to go to the library to enjoy some books while their classmates finish up. Similarly, if one of my students needs to take a quiet break, the library and books within providing a calm and quiet area for them to regroup.
Each day, our cozy classroom library corner is filled with preschoolers who absolutely love to read.
In our classroom, books are used as a tool to support the monthly curriculum themes we're learning about. In this project, for example, I've included a variety of books that support our upcoming 'bug and insect' unit. These books will provide students with real-life pictures and will help make concepts we discuss more concrete.
In addition to being tools to support learning, books provide a quiet and calming activity for my students to sit down for a few minutes and relax before moving on to our next activity. In this project, I've also included some books that are of high-interest for my students, such as PJ Masks, Toy Story, and our all-time favorite- Pete the Cat. I love watching my students curl up on the bean bag chairs with their friends and sing along to their favorite Pete the Cat story. I'm excited to add some more books to our collection!
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