Purple Class

Welcome to the Purple Class! My name is Laura Wind, and I have been teaching the Purple Class for six years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Lewis and Clark Community College. I am married with two children.  My teaching assistant is Janique Holmes.  She has been an assistant in our afternoon program for two years, and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in education.

The Purple Class is a 3 year-old class that meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We focus on play-based learning for fundamental skills, such as learning colors, shapes, name recognition, numbers, and language development. This is accomplished through hands-on instruction and in our learning centers. The centers give the students opportunity to explore art, science, manipulatives, dramatic play, and building materials.

Social skills, such as taking turns, sharing, communicating needs and boundaries, and courtesy are emphasized during our mornings together as well as independence.

In other words, learning through stories, music and playing together are the best ways to prepare for the next step in education.

We love our three’s and early four’s, and are grateful to have the opportunity to be part of their school experience.