Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade
What will they learn in a Multi-Age Classroom?
Our Multi – Age Classroom offers an exciting opportunity for Elementary – aged children to grow and learn in a hands-on, inquiry-based, enriched environment according to the individual needs of each child!
Benefits of Heartfelt’s Multi-Age Classroom include:
- A child-centered, developmentally appropriate approach to the Michigan State Standards for curriculum
- Higher self-esteem, independence, problem-solving skills and important leadership qualities
- Opportunities to explore through nature and the outdoors on Heartfelt’s Nature Playground
- The ability to work at their own pace to reach their full potential physically, academically, emotionally and socially
8:30-8:45 Drop-off/Attendance, Calendar
8:45-9:00 Morning Meeting/Mindfulness
9:00-9:15 Read Aloud and Break
10:50-11:50 Learning Time (Work Time/PBL)
1:45-2:20 Rest Time (Story/Independent Reading)
3:15-3:20 Prepare for Dismissal
About the teacher:
Hello! My name is Shelly Humphrey and I am your child’s teacher! I am honored to be a part of the Heartfelt Impressions family and I am excited to begin this learning adventure with you and your child.
I have 30+ years of experience working with young children and I have done extensive research regarding children’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs and how children learn best at school and at home through active, hands-on experiences and PLAY! I spent 4 years teaching K+ and 1st grade for the West Bloomfield School District. Prior to that I spent 6 months at the Flint Campus of the University of Michigan helping to establish a new Reggio-inspired school for children affected by the Flint water crisis. I taught for 5 years as a GSRP teacher for Clarkston Schools where I had the great privilege of presenting my research at Harvard’s Project Zero conferences in Atlanta and Amsterdam. I also had an in-home preschool and a birth-to-schoolage childcare program for 15 years while my own children were young. I am extremely passionate about children and education!
I love to read, write, think, walk, and garden. My husband and I have five amazing sons and 1 beautiful daughter. I also have 3 wonderful grandchildren! As a mother, grandmother, and teacher I share your same hopes, dreams, and expectations for children and their school experiences and I can’t wait to begin this school adventure with you and your child!