Walton Education Foundation

To assist my students with activities and experiences that will bring about the joy of learning and support their development as they begin their educational career. Having a positive first exposure to school will help them be receptive to the many types of learning that lay ahead.

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Illuminating a Love for Learning

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School:
Bay School 
Subject:
STEM Education 
Teacher:
Amy Simpson 
Students Impacted:
19 
Grade:
Pre-K 
Date:
October 1, 2019

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Goal

To assist my students with activities and experiences that will bring about the joy of learning and support their development as they begin their educational career. Having a positive first exposure to school will help them be receptive to the many types of learning that lay ahead. 

 

What will be done with my students

I will use a light table and accessories to encourage exploration and develop such skills as fine motor (use hands to interact with objects), cognitive (count, organize, match and label), language (conversation openers, expressing themselves and being challenged with tasks), and social and emotional (playing and engaging with each other). The soft glow creates a quiet focused environment for small world play and helps to stretch those budding attention spans which can be a challenge for my students with special needs. This will be a part of our daily center play in which students can plan and choose their learning experiences each day. The different accessories will be introduced at separate times, giving them a chance to explore and create without becoming overwhelmed and frustrated. This piece of equipment will also be used with small group learning in letter formation, math concepts and much more.  

 

Benefits to my students

From open-ended play to arts and crafts to teaching educational concepts, this type of table adds a whole new element to sensory input that preschool children thrive on as they learn to be students.  

 

Budget Narrative

Jonti-Craft 42" W x 22" D Large Multicolored Light Table-$504
Roylco True to Life Human X-Rays-$28.33
Colorations Plastic Translucent Multi-Color Uppercase Letters, 3/4" 260 Pieces for Decorating Arts & Crafts, Learning, and Light Tables (Item #LETGEM)-$10.60
Learning Resources Translucent Geometric Shapes, Early Geometry Skills, Classroom Accessories, Teacher Aids, 408 Pieces, Grades Pre-K+, Ages 4+-$31.39
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces-$18.99
Learning Resources Letter Construction, School Activity Set, Play School, 60 Pieces, Ages 3+-$35.49
Light Table Discovery Kit -$50.95
Constructive Playthings Toys Translucent Pattern Blocks, Set of 147 Pieces, Various Shapes and Colors -$19.99
Roylco R5910 Animal X-Ray Set, 8" x 10" Size-$16.82
Guidecraft Jr. Rainbow Blocks: 40 Piece Set - Kids Learning & Educational Toys, Stacking Blocks-$45.32
Light Panel Exploration Tray Qty 2-$131.98
Giant Transparent String Beads-$34.00 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Jonti-Craft 42" W x 22" D Large Multicolored Light Table $504.00
2 Learning Resources Letter Construction, School Activity Set, Play School, 60 Pieces, Ages 3+ $35.49
3 Learning Resources Translucent Geometric Shapes, Early Geometry Skills, Classroom Accessories, Teacher Aids, 408 Pieces, Grades Pre-K+, Ages 4+ $31.39
4 Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces $18.99
5 Light Table Discovery Kit Roylco $50.95
6 Constructive Playthings Toys Translucent Pattern Blocks, Set of 147 Pieces, Various Shapes and Colors $19.99
7 Colorations Plastic Translucent Multi-Color Uppercase Letters, 3/4", 260 Pieces for Decorating Arts & Crafts, Learning, and Light Tables (Item #LETGEM) $10.60
8 Roylco R5910 Animal X-Ray Set, 8" x 10" Size $16.82
9 Guidecraft Jr. Rainbow Blocks: 40 Piece Set - Kids Learning & Educational Toys, Stacking Blocks $45.32
10 Roylco True to Life Human X-Rays $28.33
11 Light Panel Exploration Tray Constructive Playthings Qty 2 $131.98
12 Giant Transparent String Beads Constructive Playthings $34.99
  Total: $928.85

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