Teacher Review For Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Great site for early childhood classrooms!

Kristen V.
Classroom teacher
Tussing Elementary School
Reynoldsburg, OH
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My Grades K, 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use many different parts of this site with my kindergarteners. When I first introduced my students to Mister Rogers, we colored the picture of him, and I wrote at the bottom of the page for parents to have their child share what they learned. I was surprised how many knew Daniel Tiger, but did not know Mister Rogers. I use parts of the videos to enhance my social skills lessons such as "Mad Feelings" and "Sharing Can Be Hard". After watching, I often lead a discussion about what happened and how the events remind my students of things that may have happened to them. In social studies, we use the "Build a Neighborhood" app in games to create our own neighborhoods. I also like to have my students choose pictures in the "Make a Story" app in games, which they then print and use to write a story.
My Take
There are lots of great parts to this site to use as teaching tools. When left to choose what they'd like to do on the site, my students usually just watch the videos. I also feel that when given the choice, they choose the Daniel Tiger site instead, because they are more familiar with him and his stories. This is a great way to keep Mister Roger's memory and his lessons alive for generations to come though!