Mrs. Palmer is a fan of any teaching that gets children involved with nature or gardening. She truly believes that children should spend as much time as possible outside interacting with nature.
My favorite lesson to teach my students is about the concept of filling someone's bucket. Pre-K students can easily grasp that how they treat someone can either fill or dip into an imaginary 'bucket’ and affect how that person feels.
Lifelong Learner I am constantly trying to find ways to honor how children learn best, which is through play, self guided exploration and hands-on experiences. I am passionate about children having experiential learning opportunities, learning in the outdoors, being allowed to take risks and also being allowed to guide their own play, using a variety of different materials in any way they choose.
Feels Rewarded When ... I see past students still so excited to see me on campus!
Why I Love Teaching
I love working with young children because I know what a powerful impact early life experiences has on a person. What children experience in their first five years profoundly affects the rest of their life
I used to work at the Dumb Friends League and will always be a supporter of any cause having to do with animals!
Joined Graland in ... 2013
Education MEd, University of San Francisco
BA Cultural Anthropology, University of California at Santa Cruz
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.