ABOUT THE BLUE ROOM
Age Group: 2-3 Years
In the Blue Room, learning continues through hands-on activities and through play. Themes will be chosen every two to three weeks to allow children to learn about different people, places, and things. The areas of the room are divided so that children can choose different forms of play including: art (paint, color, draw, create), blocks, reading, and dramatic play (dress-up). There are many opportunities for the children to play, interact, and learn with their friends. The activities and projects planned are developed to help the children become more independent with their self-help skills as well as their small and large motor skills. The children also learn how to socially act with their friends and teachers. This will ultimately lead to their future success in school and in life. The Blue Room is a nurturing environment scaled to the size and ability of a two-year-old. Opportunities for independence and mastery of self-care tasks such as eating, dressing, and toileting are provided. Each child is respected as an individual with a limitless capacity to develop and learn.
- College/University Attended: University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Degree/s Earned: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
- Minors: Early Childhood, Special Education Inclusion
- Year Graduated: 2002
Why I Love Teaching
Teaching little kids is a passion of mine. As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a teacher. When we went to family gatherings I was always over by the kids! I love spending my days with little kids! If I happen to be having a bad day, my mood changes immediately when I walk into the classroom. The kids are so happy and so loving. We do a lot of our learning while we are playing. I always try to make learning fun so the kids want to come back to school. My favorite part of the day is when I am teaching a concept and it finally clicks with the child-- I get just as excited as they do! It makes me happy to be around kids, so I chose this profession!