Bluegills - Room E40
Welcome to our Bluegills community! In our preschool classroom, children are active participants in the process of learning new concepts through individual and group experiences and activities. Our preschoolers have many opportunities incorporated into their day to support the development of self-help and social skills which are an important component for their transition to kindergarten.
Young children like to seek out activities and play experiences where they can make discoveries and achieve an understanding of their world. Each week our lesson plan will link together specific curriculum items integrating activities that reflect the children’s interests. Through play, these activities support development in the HighScope Curriculum which supports these experiences that children need to help them grow and prosper. The HighScope Curriculum’s content areas and key developmental indicators (KDIs) are guideposts defining both our beliefs about how children develop and the actions we must take to support that development. HighScope’s eight curriculum content areas are:
- Approaches to Learning
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development and Health
- Language, Literacy, and Communication
- Creative Arts
- Science and Technology
- Social Studies
The children have opportunities for hands-on experimenting and interactions with classmates, which encourages them to make predictions and experience outcomes in all areas of learning. There are also special activities, which include visits to the nature center, music, and gym. Through teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, teachers can observe and assess as children develop and strengthen their skills. These outcomes are shared with parents during conferences.
Our goal for the children is a relationship-based environment with peers, teachers, and families working together to enhance learning, create friendships, and promote positive outcomes.
If you have any questions about our classroom’s curriculum, please do not hesitate to ask a teacher. We are so happy to be working with you this year!
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Angelica Wilson
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Shea Cook
Hello, my name is Shealynn Cook, but I go by Ms. Shea. This is my fourth year here at Paddock, mys third year in preschool. Before making the transition to preschool I worked before and after school care for school-age children here at Paddock.
During my free time you will likely find me outside hiking, running, and kayaking. I also enjoy watching and playing all sports. I have a younger brother Shane, who is my best friend. I also come from a large family with lots of cousins. Family is very important to me.
I have spent the last 2 years at Eastern Michigan University, but currently am working on my CDA credential at Washtenaw Community College.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child, while having a great school year.