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My students need a variety of games/activities to establish social skills.
My students currently attend a year-round school in St. Paul, MN. I have 23 vibrant kindergarten students that truly love to come to school. My class has a very diverse set of needs with 1/2 of the students speaking English as a second language and 1/3 of my students receive special education service. Each day is a new adventure in the world of learning. My students come to school to be fed, feel loved and find their place in this world on top of learning how to be a citizen in today’s world. They enjoy the safety of the community we have built.
Young children need regular active play to develop and grow properly. Active play strengthens the brain and establishes connections on how to work with others as part of a team. Active play is crucial for one's emotional well-being. With the materials, I have requested my students can learn how to take turns, work together, and learn how to be a good sport. The materials will be used for small group as well as large group games for recess and morning meeting to reinforce teamwork, cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control within the classroom.
Your donation to my classroom will help each one of my students grow into the best version of themselves.
Their little minds are still growing and exploring the world. With your generous donation students will be able to work on gross motor skills, problem-solving, working together, and social interaction with their peers. These are life lessons, and can't always be taught in the classroom. My students will have the opportunity to work together with a partner, small group, or even large group, utilizing the sports equipment/games I hope to have purchased for us. I will model each activity/game to the class and partner students who will help each other grow. With the items I have requested, students will be introduced to group games/partner games. My class will use the balls to play group games like four square, kickball, reflex ball, and push and catch. The class will also have a chance to work on being a partner and taking turns with the scoop ball sets, disks, and some of the board games (the indoor recess) I have requested. After each group/partner games, the class will come together and talk about what worked well, what can we work on and how we used active play to come
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