Sunshine Class (Age 3 by September)
In the Sunshine Class play is at the foundation of all that we do. Through free choice and teacher directed activities children are learning about the world around them. Literacy, science and math are explored daily with hands on experiences. Children in the Sunshine Class are presented opportunities to expand their social/emotional development and create lasting friendships. Throughout the year we work on important tasks such as helping during clean-up (I encourage children to take an active role in caring for the classroom environment and materials), circle time (which happen twice a day, each around 8 minutes long) and becoming independent in the bathroom (washing hands and learning to potty). We look forward to getting to know you and your child and welcoming you to the Little Acorn family!
Our monthly snack schedule is available for download on our About page. Snack is the same for all classes.
Check out our school calendar for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
Lindsay Sigurdson, Lead Teacher
Hello! My name is Lindsay Sigurdson, and this is my second year teaching in the Sunshine Class. Thank you so much for giving me the chance to get to know your children – I'm so excited for this new school year!
Personally, I have been married to my husband, Ryan, for 8 years, and we have 2 children together; Audrey, who is 6, and Oliver, who is 4.
I have a wide range of teaching experience, as well as experience with children. I graduated from Portland State University (Go Vikings!!!!) in 2007 with my B.S in Psychology. From there I spent almost a year in South Korea teaching English and conversational skills to children aged 3-15. It was a wonderfully scary and exciting experience to live in a country where I didn't know the language or customs, but it helped give me flexibility as a person, which has been such a benefit when working with children. After that, I started working in a daycare in Lake Oswego, OR, and I am proud to say I had a huge hand in turning it from a daycare experience to a real preschool experience. I helped design and implement curriculum for ages 3-6. I was there for over 5 years, but left as soon as my youngest was born because the commute was too much for us.
My personal belief when teaching your children is that the best learning and development comes from play and self-exploration. I am more than happy to adjust my lesson plans to follow the interest of my class. I believe in getting messy, dancing wildly, and laughing loudly. I believe in your child. Thank you for letting me be a part of your child's life this year
Molly Scudder, Assistant Teacher
Hello! My name is Molly Scudder and I am very much looking forward to my second year as an assistant teacher at Little Acorn; last year I was the assistant in the Dragonfly Class and I am eager to join Lindsay in the Sunshine class for the 2019-2020 school year.
I love to work with young children, preschool aged children are at such an incredible age of authentic curiosity and wonder! I have been working with children over the past four years- from babysitting/nannying for different families, volunteering at the boys and girls club, working at the daycare at Clark College, and my previous year working at LAPS.
I take Early Childhood Education classes at Clark College to keep up with the emergent curriculum we have here; and to help me be a more flexible teacher for many different children. It is also a great opportunity to fulfill credits for my Certificate of Proficiency in ECE. Aside from that, I have my Certified Nursing Assistant license, and I take classes at Clark and Mt Hood Community College to become a Licensed or possible Registered Nurse.
On a more personal note, I am a visual artist, a person who likes to create in general, and a Southern California native who is starting to enjoy the outdoor activity benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest, and I am with an amazing person who I've been partners with for nearly three years now.
I am looking forward to meeting all our new Sunshine families this year!!
Sunshine Class Handbook
Sunshine Class Newsletter
Once the school year begins,
look here for the class newsletters.