Here’s the Scoop: Orchard Preschool Teachers Sprinkle Academics Throughout Student-Led Project
One of the most important things you can do for preschool-aged children is to honor their natural curiosity. This will spark a love of learning that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. The best way to ensure this happens on a daily basis is to have incredible teachers.
Whenever we ask alumni what they miss the most about their time at Orchard, they almost always say their teachers. Today’s spotlight shines a light on what can happen when you create a classroom environment where students feel like their voices are heard and they’re part of the learning process.
Students in Mrs. Bradley and Mrs. Lapworth-Kuehl’s preschool classroom have been playing “ice cream shop” during recess for so long that it was time to put the cherry on top and make it an official business!
Orchard teachers keep a close eye on benchmarks, but they also understand each child is different, so the curricular journey has to be able to flex from time to time, leaving room to discover what students are passionate about. Because when students love what they’re doing, the sky’s the limit when you integrate academics.
Ice cream quickly became the talk of the town for this particular classroom. Here are some #OnlyatOrchard ways that teachers sprinkled academics throughout the process for the students.