Alice Hallaman

Alice Hallaman

Head Teacher, Schoolroom

Contact Alice: aliceh@blueskies4children.org

Contact the the Schoolroom:

schoolroom@blueskies4children.org

The Homeroom and Schoolroom Classrooms

These classrooms were designed to work together, blending the best of home and school experiences for the children. The child spends half their day in each room. The younger homeroom group (3 to 4 years-old) begin their day in the homeroom classroom while the older schoolroom group (4 to 5 in September and 5 to 6 by the following August) begin their day in the schoolroom. The homeroom group spends their afternoons in the schoolroom classroom and the schoolroom group spends their afternoons in the homeroom classroom.  The teachers stay in the same classroom all day. Rules, routines and procedures are constant between the classrooms while activities very from classroom to classroom. The teachers adjust the curriculum in each afternoon to match the children stage of development, interest.

In The Classroom

In the Schoolroom Classroom there is a focus on:

  • The morning in the Schoolroom classroom has an emphasis is on Transitional Kindergarten skills.
  • self-help, social skills and emotional regulation as well the traditional pre-reading, pre-math and per science skills all setting the foundation for learning to come.
  • All these experiences happen with the teacher’s guidance in a play based self- initiated classroom.

In the afternoon both classrooms are adapted to match interests and needs of the group in the room.

Room Parent(s)

Stacy Faison: srparents@blueskies4children.org

Your room parent is here to help you transition into the school, make connections with other families in your class. Have a question for your room parent? Send an email.

Teachers

Ben Haywood, Teacher

Ben Haywood, Teacher

Ben has been with BlueSkies since 2001.  He has 12 Early Childhood Education units.  He was a Todds teacher for 7 years and then moved to teach in the Nursery School for 5 years.

Asiya Jabbaar, Teacher

Asiya is a PM teacher in the Nursery school, and comes to BlueSkies with over 7 years’ teaching experience.  She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mills College.  She joined BlueSkies in July of 2017, and her son is enrolled in the Baby House.