How I Use It
Sesame Street's website offers great opportunities for students to learn and make choices to grow their own interests. While playing the games or watching videos on this website, students are reviewing concepts like counting, colors, and quantities! Two of the tools I explored specifically were called "Cooking with Cookie" and "Elmo and Grover's Lemonade Stand." In "Cooking with Cookie", students were working with Cookie Monster to count and make cookies! At the end, students also had the chance to decorate the cookie! In "Elmo and Grover's Lemonade Stand," students made the lemonade and then had to serve the correct amount to customers. I especially liked how if a child answered wrong, they would have the chance to re-do this piece with increased direction.
I think the Sesame Street website is a fun and creative tool that centers learning around each student! I love the way that students can choose a game or lesson to grow their personal interests like baking or art, all while reviewing skills or gaining knowledge! In addition, this website offers excellent resources for ELL students as well as students with low literacy, thanks to the read-aloud feature. As a teacher, I will look forward to using this tool with my students to further engage their learning!