Nichole Stinger and Team
Beginning Steps in Education
Physical, Social, and Emotional Awareness
The Exceptional Team of Paraprofessionals
Denise works with a group of students on writing the letter K and drawing items that begin with the letter K in their writing journal.
Jessica encourages students as they search the classroom for the hidden hearts or corazones.
Andrea assists students in identifying the number on the hearts they found.
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
At the writing and drawing station, Mrs. Ward supports students with drawing the letter "K" students struggle and some say, "I can' do it", but she encourages them and students are able to persevere and draw the letter on their own. They identify objects that begin with the letter K and draw those objects in their writing journal.
At the station with Ms. Gaskill and Mrs. Campagnola students create and identify shapes using Goeboards. The teachers challenge the students to create new shapes and modify them.
At the pattern station, Ms. Stinger challenges students to use conversation hearts to create a pattern and share the patterns they make with each other.
These critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as the perseverance skills, that the exceptional staff is teaching our preschool students will set them up for success in Kindergarten next year, and as adults.