Do you ever watch as your little ones are completing independent reading and math centers and wish they could use their imaginations more and just play…but know that others that walk in your classroom do not see the importance of play for kindergarteners?
Well look no further! In my classroom, my students are engaging in dramatic play stations and learning! They are excited about writing because it is meaningful writing—there is a purpose to it, and not just because I said they need to write. :)
Through dramatic play, students are learning to share and cooperate. They are learning to use their oral language and problem solving skills. This packet now adds academic skills as well! Although this is slightly directed play, don’t hesitate to open this center up at recess for free play—many of my students still want to use the academic resources!
Although the majority of my play stations are writing based, I am starting to branch out to math centers as well. (I’m hoping to add to this file as the year goes by!) If there is anything you would like to see, please don’t hesitate to contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org