Cynthia Vasquez teaches her Pre-K students at the Paul Revere School
in San Francisco with the methodology of learning through play. Her
approach is influenced by a group of teachers from the San Francisco Unified School District's SLANT (Science, Literacy, Arts, and Technology) program where she explores ways of integrating each of these disciplines into her students' learning objectives.
In this installment of In the Classroom, Ms. Vasquez has selected the
unit of study "things that roll (or do not roll)" and we see her
students explore this theme in a variety of playful activities derived
from their curiosity and desire to learn through play.
Although many Pre-K learning models emulate play, Ms. Vasquez argues
that this approach can serve students at all grade levels where they
become more active, following their curiosity and inquiry to perhaps
stimulate a growth in academic achievement and an interest in becoming
life long learners.
See the video below: