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
- Year Graduated: 2016
Why I Love Teaching
The highlight of my day is walking into an early childhood classroom and hearing the hustle and bustle of the excitement of little minds at work. Experiences in early childhood are tremendously important to later learning experience and I love to foster those experiences. Witnessing a child practice and conquer a new concept for the first time is so fulfilling. I am a strong advocate for allowing children to learn through play and navigate through social situations to help them learn how to confidently work and play with others.