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Problem-Solving and Science in Pre-K

Students in Molly Franz’s class are building on language skills as they begin a unit on gardening. Based on lessons they receive at home during remote class time lead by Franz, the students are planting seeds in pots in their homes, which will be observed daily, over time. They are also designing dramatic play flower shops, creating paper gardens, and decorating flowerpots. “We are thoroughly enjoying our new gardening unit!” said Franz. “These scientific observations are such an important aspect of our daily classroom life, that I wanted to make sure I could incorporate it during our remote learning.” Franz said dramatic play centers allow her students to develop their own sense of creativity, build their oral language skills, expand their problem-solving skills, and amplify their imagination. “There are so many magical moments to observe as they participate in dramatic play,” said Franz. “It’s amazing to watch their growth!”