Hello hello, I am Teacher Elizabeth and I feel so grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow with the students at Minneapolis Nature Preschool this year! I graduated from the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities two years ago with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, though my love for working with young children started way before I decided to go to school for it (who knew you could make a career out of playing in the woods?) My experiences working with the teachers and children at the Lab School on campus deepened my love for natural education, and it is a privilege to foster that love here in Minneapolis.
My dad and I at Woodlake Nature Center.
My absolute favorite things to do are go on hikes with my friends and family, explore the city on my bike, and spend whole afternoons at local bookstores. I was also a baker for four years! I am so excited to be able to share these passions with the children at Minneapolis Nature Preschool, as well as to learn through the individual passions each child brings to our forest classroom community.
Every child at Minneapolis Nature Preschool has a letter link, which is a symbol that corresponds to the beginning letter and sound of the child's name. Children have a natural attachment to their own names, so letter links provide a way to introduce letter names and sounds in a way that is meaningful to children. We use letter links to label children's journals and other belongings, as well as to inspire enriching and engaging literacy activities!