Giraffes

 

Giraffe Class
Giraffe Class

 

Weekly News

Hope this finds you all nice and warm together at home!  Brrrrr! Jennifer and I will be working on accessing the kids this week.  We will be checking grip, shapes, cutting and other fine motor.  We will also take a writing sample and have them redraw Mat Man.  It will be great to see all the improvement the kids have made these last few months.  I know you have “kindergarten” in mind and we want to be able to go into those meetings knowing where your child stands  🙂
We will continue to learn the letter sound “F” and lots of rhyming!   If you have any Nursery rhyme books around, they would be perfect to read to the kids- rhyming is a strong building block to reading. We should do it everyday  🙂  We will have music again this week- the kids really enjoyed it last time!  Let us know if you have any questions-  see you in the morning!  Shannon

The Giraffes

Shannon Swim
Shannon Swim

I’m Shannon Swim, I teach in the Jr K Giraffe room with the 4 turning 5 year olds.  This will be my 8th year at Little Blessings and I love my job!  I enjoy seeing the “light go on” with them- I love how they love to laugh and are so quick to learn and remember what we teach.  I enjoy learning myself and researching topics the are interested in and make learning fun!  We laugh a lot and work hard too- EVERYone goes home tired!   Brad and I have been married 23 year and have 3 “kids” This year all three will be in college :). Our son will graduate this December from Colorado Christian, Erica will be a sophomore at Colorado CCU.  Our baby Anna is starting at CU Colorado Springs.  So this year will look different for us!  I like being outside doing “Colorado things”, loving on my family and our animals (horse, dog and two cats!)  I have a very full life and I count it a blessing to teach this special group and get them ready for the next step!

 

Hello!  My name is Jennifer Branham, Ms. Jennifer.  This is my 8th year teaching at Little Blessings.  I also have 5 years experience teaching kindergarten both in Grand Junction as well as Douglas County.  I have lived in Colorado all of my life, growing up in Westminster and then going to Mesa State College where I received a degree in History and a teaching license.  I have been married to my husband for 16 years and we have 2 active boys ages 14 and 11.  We have lived in Parker for 15 years. Both of my boys are beginning new education journeys this year as they enter Ponderosa as a Freshman and Sagewood as a 6th grader.  I enjoy teaching this age group and preparing these kiddos for kindergarten.  Children this age soak up so much and their joy for learning is contagious and endearing.                                                                           Thank you for sharing your children with us!

 

 

Email: giraffes@parkerumc.org