“The teachers have a beautiful way of recognizing and honoring the unique beauty of God’s creation in each child. We appreciate the way they help our child to learn to read, write and think!” –Mac Ryerse, Corporate Secretary for Potlach Corporation
Teacher/child ratio 1:12
Maximum class size 12
Ages of children 4 1/2 – 7 years
I received my AAS in Early Childhood from SFCC in 2002. I have worked in Early Childhood Education for 20 years, the last 14 here at North Wall Schools with the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool classes. I was blessed to attend Whitworth University starting in the fall of 2017, and I graduated in May 2020 with my BA in Elementary Education after completing my student teaching at Shiloh Hills Elementary.
Philosophy of Teaching
I believe in showing respect, dignity and appreciation for the uniqueness of each student. I respect the family and culture with which each child is blessed. I will provide engaging activities that follow the student’s curiosity and expand the student’s mind using discovery-based and problem-solving approaches to the curriculum. I will create and maintain a safe and healthy environment that fosters the student’s academic, social, and spiritual growth.
Goals for the Class
· To show all students that they are loved and respected, and that their thoughts are important in our classroom community.
· To provide students with the opportunity to problem solve through their learning.
· To foster a community where students work collaboratively.
· To create a learning environment that engages each student’s mind and soul.
8:00-9:00 Welcome into the classroom/snack
9:15-9:30 Number corner
9:30-10:00 Whole group literacy
10:00-10:30 Literacy groups/Literacy Centers
10:30-11:00 Outside play
11:00-11:30 Read out loud/Show and Share
12:00-1:00 Sustained Silent Reading/resting/quiet activities
1:00-1:30 Outside play
1:30-2:00 Writers’ workshop
2:00-2:30 Math whole group
2:30-3:00 Math Centers/Math groups/snack
3:30-4:20 Afternoon Centers/snack
4:20-4:50 Outside play
4:50-5:00 Get ready to go home