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Exploratory STEAM Learning in Pre-Kinder
$900 raised
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Ended Oct 7, 2017
This fall Vose Elementary will enroll 40 students in a year-long Pre-Kinder program. I would like to add an LED light table to our Pre-K room, and tools to extend student learning.

 

Hello! My name is Janice Lewis and I am the teacher for the brand new Pre-Kinder program beginning at Vose Elementary, Fall 2017.

Vose Elementary is a vibrant primary school learning community which fosters educational experiences in traditional learning as well as two-way Spanish immersion. In addition, this year our school will become an academic STEAM school, which will give our students more foundational skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

Pre-Kinder learners use their senses and language for learning. I am looking to add to my new program an LED light table and tools to extend their learning. Some examples are translucent hands-on manipulative components for 3-D building, animal and human x-rays, and translucent letters and numbers for early numeracy and literacy.

Light Table Items and STEAM kits I am requesting from Lakeshore School suppliers:

This is how the LED light table will support exploratory STEAM Pre-Kinder learning standards in my classroom:

● Math and Art: Early counting, grouping, color identification, matching, classifying, patterning, shape recognition, numeracy and spacial awareness of manipulatives.

● Science, Technology, and Engineering: Small motor skill building of objects using spokes, wheels, gears. Cause and effect observations, light and shadow observations of creative building.

● Literacy and Language: Letter recognition, peer explanations of thought and creative processes, peer conflict resolution, and social skill practicing.

The light table and tools will be used every school day as part of the learning environment. It will have a rotation of weekly ideas and concepts for Vose Pre-Kinders to explore as an integral hands-on learning station.

 

Beaverton Education Foundation wrote:

This project is supported by the Beaverton Education Foundation.

Founded in 1988, the Beaverton Education Foundation raises money to provide hands-on innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs & projects that go beyond normal school funding at all Beaverton public schools and is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization. BEF mobilizes community resources to fund innovative classroom, summer and after-school programs.

In the event that this project does not reach its goal, BEF may apply the funds received to another project in need.

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