Spotlight on Miss Chrissie!

Hi everyone! Hopefully you’ve had a chance to join Miss Chrissie in Little Learners, our mini-class that’s been offered here at the museum over the summer. In honor of recent National Intern day (July 26th) and Miss Chrissie’s last week, here’s a little bit more about our wonderful intern and Little Learners instructor!

Chrissie

What are you studying in college and what are your plans for the future?

I am a senior at the University of La Verne and I am majoring in educational studies. After I graduate in the Spring of 2019, I will get my multiple subject credential and earn a Masters in Educational Technology from La Verne as well. Since I was little I always wanted to become an elementary school teacher because I love learning and working with children. I would prefer to teach either 1st or 2nd grade but I am open to teaching older kids as well!

How did you hear about the Children’s Museum?

My mother loved this museum and told me that I visited the Children’s Museum with my preschool class. Although I do not remember much about the museum since it was a number of years ago, my mom told me that I loved playing in the toy grocery section of the museum.

Do you have any hidden skills, interests, or talents we might not know about?

I am a huge fan of the Nancy Drew mystery novels! Even though they are old fashioned, the books are so nostalgic. I own every single Nancy Drew that was written and I enjoy reading them in the summer.

What will you remember most about your time here at the Children’s Museum?

There are so many moments that I will remember about this museum. In regards to the museum in general, I admire the fact that it supports STEM-based activities and exhibits for young children. Since our classrooms are increasingly becoming STEM-focused, it helps that children are getting an introduction to science and technology before they enter the classrooms. However, what I will remember most about this museum are the children who chose to attend my sessions. I never dreamed that I would have so many enthusiastic, engaged, and excited students! The children who visited this museum really made my day when it came to this internship and I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce STEM to my “Little Learners.”

Thank you, Miss Chrissie! We’re lucky to have had such a warm, responsible, and engaging intern, and we wish you the best of luck!

Please leave a comment if you had a chance to enjoy Little Learners with Miss Chrissie!

The last Little Learners classes are this Saturday, August 11th at 10:30/11:30. Included with museum admission and FREE for museum members.

For more information about our internship program, please visit http://lhcm.org/410/Volunteer-Internships or email ksmith@lahabraca.gov.

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