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: 2012
Why I Love Teaching
Teaching is a true passion of mine. My experiences during my schooling are what sparked my interest of teaching children not only to their best level of learning but also so they will acquire the skills they need to be successful in years to come. Teachers that I have had in the past were my inspiration to touch lives the way that they touched mine. They were personable, respectful, and shared their values and experiences to help me be successful and learn to stand for my beliefs. I want to be the positive, fun, early schooling experience that will instill the love of learning that I have, into the children. I love teaching because watching the students learn throughout the year and connecting concepts and ideas is the best feeling in the world! Every day is a new day and I learn along with the students. I am also a child at heart and helping the children to learn through play is the best job ever. There is no limit to what they can learn with a few props and friends. Everything from colors, counting, and shapes to social skills, facts, exploration, and questioning. All of these things are important in the development of each child’s approach to learning.