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.
Sunshine Class Handbook
Lindsay Sigurdson, Lead Teacher
Hello! My name is Lindsay Sigurdson, and this is my first 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!
If you were at our school last year, you may recognize me a little bit. I frequently substituted in most of the classrooms at Little Acorn. I was also board president, and involved in many of our school events and fundraisers.
Personally, I have been married to my husband, Ryan, for 7 years, and we have 2 children together; Audrey, who is 5, and just graduated from Little Acorn, and Oliver, who is 3, and will be in the Star Class this year.
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
Liz More', Assistant Teacher
Hello my name is Liz Moré. I would like to start off by saying thank you for sharing your child with us. I am very excited to get to know all of you and watch all the kids grow and learn throughout this school year.
Here is a little about myself to help you get to know me better. My husband Jared and I have been together for twelve years and we have two wonderful girls together. Katarina who is eight and currently a 3rd grader at South Ridge Elementary and Evelyn who is four and loves attending school here at Little Acorns Preschool and Kindergarten. She is in the Dragonfly Class this year and was in the Sunshine Class last year. We also have an adorably goofy Labradoodle named Cypress and a grumpy…I mean opinionated kitty named Smokey.
This is my first year teaching at Little Acorn Preschool and Kindergarten. I have spent the last three years volunteering on a weekly basis in both my girls’ classes after receiving my Associates Degree in Elementary Education from Clark College. I have a passion for early childhood education and after spending so much time helping out last year at Little Acorns, I am very thankful to be in the Sunshine Class with teacher Lindsay. I strongly believe in the loving, caring, and nurturing environment Little Acorns provides.
Once again, thank you for sharing your kids with us. I am looking forward to this year!