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4 to 5 year old Penguin Group
4 to 5 year old Penguin Group
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4 to 5 year old Penguin Group The Penguin Group
Jackie ~ 4 to 5 year olds


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Hi, I’m Jackie.

I grew up in Minnesota and received my BS degree in Elementary Education  from St. Cloud State University in 1981. I have been an early childhood teacher since 1981, and started at Creek Day School in 1988. 

I have worked with all of the ages here at Creek from 2 to 5 years old.  I am currently teaching the 4 and 5 year olds which we call the Penguin group.  My teaching reflects the belief that children learn through hands-on activities.  My goal is to provide a wide array of activities throughout the day which motivates children to learn through exploration and discovery.  Making connections with others and learning to be a responsible member of the community is also an important part of the classroom.  I enjoy working with the children, helping them learn and seeing the “AHA” moment.

Our classroom includes lots of:
  • Books
  • Circle time
  • Calendar
  • Weather awareness
  • Art
  • Music
  • Games
  • Hands on animal care and understanding
  • Social play including:
    • Ice Cream Parlor
    • Store
    • Doctor and Nurse Stations
    • Space Exploration
    • House
    • School
    • Free choice dress up



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We explore and investigate.

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We use the outdoor learning environment to enhance our learning.

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The children use various kinds of media to explore and create with.

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We encourage the children to share, cooperate, to be tolerant and patient with each other.

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Block play is important in developing spatial relationship, large motor skills, and imagination.

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Sometimes our projects are MESSY!

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There are fun ways to practice writing.

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The children are encouraged to explore and use the materials in many ways.






Creek Day School
2509 Mcdivitt Rd
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 271-1921