This experience helps young children ask questions and improve fine and gross motor skills through a series of activities that incorporate multiple senses and modalities. Teacher Caroline kicks things off with an exploration of the senses. How many are there, and why do humans even have senses?
Kids will then activate all of their senses, and primarily explore touch through building, creating, and feeling different materials. They'll dig up buried treasures and feel varying textures, finger paint, create musical instruments that make unique sounds, and explore the sights and sounds of nature. Through several books read aloud, and hands-on activities, children will gain new ways to search and discover through this probing, sensory experience.
Caroline is currently entering her third year of teaching and living in Colorado. Before coming to the Front Range, she first worked with children as a camp counselor, and developed a passion for hands-on and play-based teaching. After learning about the Reggio Emilia education philosophy in college, her passion became focused on teaching with multiple modalities to support all kids and learners.
For the past two years she taught 4th and 5th grades, and is now returning to her favorite age group and will be teaching Kindergarteners in Littleton. Through Grasshopper, her planning, positive energy, and passion for learning and teaching provides kids with experiences that both challenge and inspire their imaginations and make learning fun. She brings warmth and excitement to each and every one of her students.
Caroline is vaccinated against COVID-19.