My classroom is made up of 15 sweet preschoolers. They are the youngest members of the school, with a drive to learn and explore everything! The children in our school reside in the inner city, and are from many different countries and backgrounds. Most of my students come from low income families. Pre-K is usually their first school experience, and for some, the first time they will be using English on a daily basis. Preschoolers learn a lot about their world through play and exploration. It's such a rewarding feeling to witness how they begin to build friendships, and to see their eyes light up as they learn and accomplish new tasks every day.
The Help-Yourself Book stand with Storage will help to organize our book area. We do not have a lot of space, and our current furniture is a hodgepodge of pieces collected over the years. Our current book stand isn't too steady, so our books tend to fall out quite easily. A new shelf will keep our books from tearing, and allow the children to access them more independently.
A larger book area will also permit more students to enjoy our books at the same time, and accommodate a larger selection of books for them read.
This will encourage peer reading and motivate students to spend more time in the book area. The baskets we requested will also help to organize the puppets, flannel boards, and accessories we use to retell stories and poems. Preschoolers are still learning to read, and picture books help them retell the story via illustrations. Acting out these stories helps them to practice their language skills and reinforces comprehension.
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