Berkeley Co. teacher hopes to give her students more learning games

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Published: Dec. 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 12, 2022 at 7:57 PM EST
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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - A Berkeley County teacher is working hard to give her young students the tools they need beyond their first year of Kindergarten.

Whitesville Elementary teacher Suzanne Johnson is passionate about learning and has spent 23 years pushing her students during the first step of their educational journey in Kindergarten.

Johnson says South Carolina standards are rigorous even for Kindergarten.

She says her little learners are having to read, write, and do basic algebra.

Johnson says in order to keep her students engaged she’s adding play to her instruction.

“I have done a lot of research on play and how important it is with the younger kids. While I’m teaching reading and math in the reading group the other students are doing centers,” Johnson said.

For her Donor’s Choose project Johnson is hoping to add learning center games and manipulatives like magnetic shapes, rhyming sound games, a magnetic counting maze and more.

She wants to have a variety of different educational games to keep her kids engaged so they won’t get bored.

“There’s a lot of games where they are matching and beginning sounds and basic phonic skills. They think they are playing a game but are working on foundational skills important skills for reading and math,” Johnson said.

You can help Mrs. Johnson and her students get this Donor’s Choose project entitled “Hard at Play” fulfilled. It’s set to expire in the next few days.

You can give this class the gift of playing while learning by clicking right here to donate.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Donors Choose collects your money, then buys the items and sends them to the teacher.