COMPTON STUDENTS SENT INTO SPACE?????
Compton Elementary PreK students were sent into space last week to make learning fun and exciting. Their experience was out of this world!
For several weeks, the students enjoyed reading/listening to books, singing songs, and working on activities that incorporated Space. To bring it all together, the students had lots of fun playing in our space dramatic play area. The students were able to role play realistic experiences as they pretended that they were astronauts.
The space was full of reading experiences, labels and signs identified items in space, and they started to recognize familiar words. They developed fine motor and math skills through play. The students were able to work on gross motor skills by pretending to “walk on the moon”. The students were able to do a moon rock exploration, wear pretend jet packs, and use a telescope. In the art center, the students made different space projects. This experience also encouraged children to communicate and promoted expressive language.
Jackie Turner, Supervisor
Special Education – Preschool
Contributing Author: Amanda Lefevers, Special Education – Preschool Program Support Specialist and Heather Johnson, Special Education – Preschool