I am a kindergarten teacher at Vincent E. Mauro Inter-district Magnet School in New Haven, Connecticut. Vincent Mauro is an elementary school for Science, Math and Technology. Vincent E. Mauro Magnet school is located in an urban neighborhood and is composed of a multicultural community of students. The student's backgrounds vary from low economic families to middle class families. The variety of different backgrounds, interests, needs and learning styles make our school very diverse. Students come from the surrounding neighborhood in New Haven and from surrounding suburban communities as well. The teacher's strive to provide students with the means to explore their unique interests and utilize different teaching practices to help students reach their goals.
This unit is designed to help students learn about their bodies and how they use their senses to take in information. I hope to generate interest and excitement by encouraging students to use their five senses to explore the world around them.