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While I volunteered in a kindergarten classroom, the real problem is that Nevada doesn’t spend enough money on preschools which leads to children coming into kindergarten without the proper level of knowledge (Takashi). Part of this problem is that students come into kindergarten with delays in language and vocabulary (Rogers). I addressed this issue by helping the students with their letters and encouraging them to read the signs that the kindergarten teacher at Ries Elementary School had up around the classroom. Nevada has also only recently implemented standards for preschool (Gwertz). However, this doesn’t seem to make a difference as a lot of the students in the kindergarten classroom I volunteered in still had many students who were all at different levels in their education despite being taught together in the same classroom. I believe the issue can be fixed by implementing a program before or after school that helps students who didn’t attend preschool catch up to their peers.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Elementary students; Preschool; Classroom
Mullins, Ashley, "Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School" (2017). First-Year Seminar Posters (COE 102/103). 8.
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