Play base learning in our PreK

“In play a child always behaves beyond (their) average age, above (their) daily behavior; in play it is as though (they) were a head taller than (themselves).” -Lev Vygotsky

Learning through play and inquiry is one of the greatest ways our students can grow. Nowhere is that more evident than in our preschool classroom. Everyday our 3 and 4 year olds are using the curious mind that God has given them to let their imagination run wild and take them places beyond the four walls of their classroom. Mrs. VanWyk, Mrs. Wagenmaker and Mrs. Convey have set up a new station this week in the PreK room and it’s already a hit. Welcome to the Preschool Ice Cream Shop! Students will be using a variety of literacy, math, and social skills as they pick their items from the menu, count out scoops of ice cream and ask their customers what kinds of toppings they want and serve them their creations. The giggles of excitement that come from the kids as they play make it seem all the more like an actual ice cream shop. The skills they are learning today will be with them for the rest of their lives. Maybe one of them will grow up to own their own ice cream shop! Great work Mrs. VanWyk and co.