The preschoolers in my classroom are serviced in a Title I school where many of the children I serve come from low-income families.
The children in our program have demonstrated some type of delay and a need for early intervention to prepare them for their kindergarten year.
My goal as a teacher is to provide an engaging environment where children have access to good literature, art, music, hands-on science and math activities as well as, rewarding social experiences and friendship building.
As part of a redesign of my classroom environment and a rejuvenation of my teaching, I have made some major changes in how the classroom looks. I have removed the teacher desks to allow for more exploration areas for the children as well as lowering the tables and adding natural materials such as rocks, tree blocks, seashells, corks, and twigs.
The idea behind changing the environment is to encourage a respectful and meaningful exploration of materials while encouraging the children to use their imagination and express their thinking.
The wooden stools are made out of natural materials and are small enough for preschoolers to move around as needed. This allows for maximum flexibility and collaboration.
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