Yellow Class

Welcome to the Yellow Class.  My name is Mrs. Funke and I have been teaching the Yellow class for 12 years.  Mrs. Holmes is my assistant and we have been teaching together for the last 9 years.

This year we have 14 wonderful energetic 3 year olds that are blossoming into 4 year olds.  We have a wide age range from one student just turning 3 at the beginning of school to a few turning 4 right after school started.  They keep us on our toes.

In the 3 year old class we work on social and emotional learning as well as academic.  Many of our students have not been in a surrounding with so many other students their same age.  Sharing, kind words, working together and empathy are hard tasks for 3 year olds, and are skills we work on every day.  We want your children to grow up as kind, empathetic and well-rounded children.

3 year olds also have a lot of energy so we try and go outside as often as we can to release that energy.  When we are unable to we have our Gross Motor room which we have many activities such as playing with the parachute, which they LOVE, hula hoops, bean bag games, exercising, a row boat, small trampoline, hopscotch, a balance beam and also hopping, skipping, balancing, jumping etc. to help release that energy.

We also have a centers room that has at least 6 different areas the students can choose to play in for our first hour of school.  We have a listening center, a writing center,  a dramatic play area, a reading center, a hands on or sensory center, a building area and some other areas that can be for 1 or 2 students at a time.  Some of these centers change themes throughout the year.  This is also the room that we work on individual skills with the children and get to talk with them on a one-to-one basis.  They are amazing little people.  ☺

In the art room we engage in a little bit of everything from easel painting, play dough, finger painting, painting with golf balls, cutting, drawing, shaving cream, sponge painting, water colors, following directions when we complete pages for our growth book to name a few.  Always check our wall outside our classroom to see the artwork we have been working on.

We have a great group of students and hope they are enjoying their time in our class.