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
Anne McNamara, Assistant Teacher
Hello! My name is Anne McNamara, and I am so excited to start my first-year teaching in the Sunshine class.
This past June I graduated from Western Washington University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy with an English minor.
I’ve always enjoyed working with children, which led me to spend my summers in high school volunteering with several summer camps at OMSI and the Oregon Zoo. Additionally, I spent summer of 2017 working in a Vancouver based daycare where I was a teacher aide with ages ranging from 1 month to 12 years old. However, I spent the majority of my time working with the 3 and 4-year-old classrooms.
As a graduate of LAPSK, I know firsthand the tremendous impact such a caring and nurturing environment can have on a child’s development, and some of my most treasured childhood memories are from my days at LAPSK. I was fortunate enough to spend 3 years at LAPSK, where I was a student in the Sunshine, Butterfly classes as well as the 2002 inaugural Kindergarten class! Thanks to these experiences I have a deep love for LAPSK and its community, which is one of many reasons I’m excited to spend this year helping your child learn and grow in the Sunshine class.
Sunshine Class Handbook
Sunshine Class Newsletter
Once the school year begins,
look here for the class newsletters.