Teddy Bears in the classroom
The Locke School works with Bank Street College of Education to insure children who attend our school have the social and emotional supports to fully engage in learning. We use Lesley Koplow's Bears, Bears Everywhere!: Supporting Children's Emotional Health in the Classroom to guide our social-emotional teaching in the early years.
All children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade care for a bear throughout the school year to help support their social and emotional development. Teachers integrate the bears into the curriculum to help children connect to their feelings and express them in constructive ways.
The Locke School has introduced KIBO in our Engineering Lab. KIBO is the screen-free robot kit for kids that lets 4- to 7-year-olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life! KIBO is an easy and fun way to bring robotics and coding to your young learners and spark their interest in STEAM.
Click to learn more about KIBO.