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Students will: enhance their creativity, improve their social skills, expand their vocabulary & language skills, develop a greater understanding of self and their world, develop problem solving skills, cooperate with peers, develop planning skills, develop classification skills, apply prior knowledge to new situations, develop positive self-image, improve eye-hand coordination, and improve fine motor skills.

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HSN - Developing Social Skills & Problem Solving Skills

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School:
Campbell Park Elementary School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Rita Petrino 
 
Beth Enriquez 
Students Impacted:
18 
Grade:
Pre-K 
Date:
January 29, 2017

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

HSN & Pinellas Education Foundation - $286.27

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Goal

Students will: enhance their creativity, improve their social skills, expand their vocabulary & language skills, develop a greater understanding of self and their world, develop problem solving skills, cooperate with peers, develop planning skills, develop classification skills, apply prior knowledge to new situations, develop positive self-image, improve eye-hand coordination, and improve fine motor skills.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will have daily opportunities to choose "play" in the dramatic play area. Different choices of "dress-up" occupations and costumes allow them to pretend many situations and learn about roles we play in life. While in the dramatic play area, staff is observing skills children have and the absence of those they need to learn. The staff assist them in learning problem solving skills in many different situations as they come up. Later on, in different areas (cafe, classroom, PE, etc.), children can be reminded of the problem solving skill they learned in dramatic play (they can better relate if it's something they've experienced) and apply the knowledge to the new situation. 

 

Benefits to my students

The most important outcomes of dramatic play activities, in my opinion, are improved social skills and problem solving skills. Many opportunities for conflict arise in this area, and with proper supervision and guidance, children learn to "fix" their own problems - skills that will benefit them and teachers for their whole time in school. Teachers benefit by being able to spend more time teaching in small groups rather than to constantly being available to "fix" problems the children encounter. Students benefit by experiencing self-confidence in being able to resolve conflicts, peaceably, when there are no adults around. After all, it doesn't matter how smart you are if you can't get along with others. 

 

Describe the Students

This is a blended class of 4 and 5 year olds. Some with disabilities, some without, and some not yet identified. 

 

Budget Narrative

Items were chosen from HSN - Toys and Games per grant requirements. Careful consideration was taken to obtain the most opportunities for learning along with the best quality available. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Melissa & Doug Construction Worker Role Play Costume Set 113-3388 $29.95
2 Melissa & Doug Take-Along Tool Kit 113-4463 $14.95
3 Melissa & Doug Astronaut Role Play Set 118-3978 $29.95
4 Doctor Role Play Costume Set 113-1388 $29.95
5 Melissa & Doug Pediatric Nurse Play Set 118-3982 $29.95
6 Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set 113-1387 $29.95
7 Hair Stylist Costume Role Play Set 113-4594 $29.95
8 Train Engineer Role Play Costume Set 113-8068 $29.95
9 Melissa & Doug Play Money Set 113-3459 $19.95
  Total: $286.27

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