Join on Monday to sing songs, hear a story, and do craft, movement, and imagination play activities related to the story. Come back on Thursday to do similar activities in Spanish! Geared towards ages 4-6 but open to other ages. Students can be dropped off. Use one virtual elective to attend either or both classes!
|Section||Little Learners||Little Learners – Bilingual|
|Time||Mon 10:15-11:00||Thurs 10:15-11:00|
|Virtual Elective Option||
|Instructor||Catherine Hiltunen||Estela Mira Barreda|
Catherine is the owner of Magic Kiln Studio in Hancock. Before opening the Magic Kiln, Catherine was an elementary school teacher in Texas. She has worked in the community for over 8 years providing a place where families can be creative. She has also coordinated with Great Explorations after school, summer programs to bring art projects to the schools, and has offered workshops and art classes through her studio.
Catherine is a proud mom of two teenagers and one dog and is passionate about allowing kids opportunities to express themselves through art.
Estela is a visiting instructor in the department of Humanities at Michigan Tech University where she teaches Spanish language courses. Before that, she was a bilingual teacher at a Dual Language Public School in Chicago, IL. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from her home University, Jaume I in Spain. In 2017 she earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education with a Bilingual and an ESL endorsements from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Estela has a passion for teaching young emergent bilinguals, which stems from being a proud emergent bilingual herself.
In her free time, Estela enjoys throwing pottery at the clay co-op in the Copper Country Community Arts Center. She also relishes practicing with Keweenaw Jiu Jitsu and skiing down the slopes at Mont Ripley. She typically spends her summers visiting her family in Spain.