New Light Table for a curious classroom of preschoolers

New Light Table for a curious classroom of preschoolers

From Tara Strohmeyer Whitmer

The pandemic has made it hard to buy new materials & repair the equipment that breaks down. I am raising money to buy a new light table for my preschool classroom. Please see more information below.

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Update #1

about 1 month ago

Thank you to everyone who supported and donated to this fundraiser. I received the table this week and set it up in the classroom today. The children had a blast using all kinds of transparent materials on the table today and I look forward to many more curriculum ideas popping up as we incorporate the table into out classroom more and more.

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Preschoolers explore their world through their senses. They are born scientists and learn through exploration, trial and error, and asking “What if...”.  Learning through play is how preschoolers develop critical thinking skills, social skills, and motor skills.

https://kodokids.com/product/light-lab-panel/.  This money will pay for the light panel, table, and to cover fundly fees. 

This light table promotes STEAM  learning across the curriculum:

Science- physical science through light and shadow exploration, life sciences through the use of animal X-rays and plant examination, chemistry through changes in matter such as mixing corn starch and water

Technology- use of simple tools to explore and create in individual ways 

Engineering- building with blocks or Magnatiles

Art-painting, drawing, sculpting, or designing on a new surface for further exploration

Math- counting, sorting, categorizing, and patterning

Pre-writing fine motor practice using tools for art, water play, and sand play

Social skills- the children share ideas, explore materials and concepts together, ask questions, challenge each other, and build applicable vocabulary

Critical thinking skills- form abstract ideas and draw conclusions

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Tara Strohmeyer Whitmer posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

Thank you to everyone who supported and donated to this fundraiser. I received the table this week and set it up in the classroom today. The children had a blast using all kinds of transparent materials on the table today and I look forward to many more curriculum ideas popping up as we incorporate the table into out classroom more and more.

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