ELP 1 – Mrs. Crockett and Miss Dunsiger


Welcome to our class! It’s the last day of school before the holidays, and we’re excited to be arranging the classroom, organizing the materials, and preparing for a wonderful new year. At the end of the summer, we’ll include a video tour here. We can’t wait to see how the room continues to change with the input from all of our students.

Have a great summer! See you in September!

Paula Crockett and Aviva Dunsiger


Video Tour

Below is a video tour of the classroom. We thought that seeing the indoor space might help as you get ready to start a new school year. You might even want to talk to your child about what he/she wants to do on the first day of school as well as some new ideas to personalize the space. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts, questions, and/or suggestions.

We can’t wait to see you soon!

Paula Crockett and Aviva Dunsiger

Our Outdoor Learning Space

While we shared a video tour of our indoor learning space yesterday, here’s a tour of our outdoor learning space. We took a before and after video, so that you can see how this space started and how it progressed. The “dig pit” is still there, but we forgot to capture it in our second video. We loved working with Mrs. Raymond and Mrs. Carte Combs to update this space for all of the Kindergarten students to use throughout the year.

Before Video

A little tour of our outdoor classroom. Lots to organize, but what an amazing area!

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After Video

Watch these videos with your child and talk to him/her once you view them. Here are some open-ended questions that you might ask.

  • What’s the same in both videos? What’s different?
  • How might you want to use this outdoor space? 
  • What would you like to add or change in this outdoor space? Why?
  • What are some other items/materials that you might want to use outside? How might you use them?

If the open-ended questions are challenging, here are some more specific ones that you could ask.

  • What could you make in the mud kitchen?
  • What song might you want to play on the fence?
  • What materials could you use to make different sounds on the fence?
  • What could you do with the logs and the tire?
  • What do you want to make in the dig pit?
  • What would you need to make some flowers grow in our raised garden?
  • Who might you want to talk to when you’re sitting outside? What might you want to talk about?

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts. This would even help us as we think about ways to use this outdoor space. Excited to see you soon!

Aviva Dunsiger and Paula Crockett

2 thoughts on “ELP 1 – Mrs. Crockett and Miss Dunsiger

  1. My teaching partner and I would love to visit your classroom! Please email me and let me know if you’re up to having a kinder team come and visit you.

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