I work primarily with PreK to 2nd grade students.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
How many years have you been teaching?:
I am the Senior Coordinator of Early Learning Programs at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. My role at the science center involves the coordination, development and delivery of all our Young Scientist lab workshops for P3 school groups and family audiences.
Hi Keara Duggan ! I love this idea! I used to do this prior to the start of each year when I was a preschool teacher. I personally found it extremely helpful to learn a little more about my students' home life, what their day to day is like, what kind of routines they are use to, and to (most importantly) help them and their family feel a little bit more at ease with the year ahead by introducing myself and answering any questions that they may have for me.
I'm sure this would look very different if it were to be done for older students, but I feel like the benefits would be just as valuable.
Agreed! I also love the permission slip idea, and I feel it would be great talking point in class with the students to make them feel part of that process and informed behind the reasoning for the permission slip.
I feel like it would go great for fostering a STEMist culture mindset in the classroom. Great idea, Fallon.