Getting to know our teachers
Mrs. Amy Grulke

This week in our “Getting to know our teachers” series, we hear from Mrs. Amy Grulke.  Mrs. Grulke is our preschool teacher, teaching both 3K and 4K classes at Our Savior Lutheran Preschool in Grafton, WI.

Can you give me a brief description of your classroom, objectives, and curriculum for Our Savior’s Preschool?

Our Savior Lutheran Preschool serves to assist families in educating the whole child: spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Our Savior wants each child to KNOW Jesus as their Savior, GROW in loving service to God and each other, and GO into our community and the world with the good news of Jesus’ forgiveness.

3K and 4K Curriculum:

  • Jesus Time
  • Happily-Ever-After
  • Alphabet
  • Numbers
  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Pre-writing/Writing
  • Theme/Seasonal
  • Singing and Music
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Snack Time
  • Physical Education/Recess Activities
  • Author
  • Story Time
  • Guided Play/Playtime
  • Technology

What is your favorite bible verse and why?

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Ps. 46:10 is a comfort to me because I know that God is with me as I journey through this life.  I know God is saying to me, “I’ve got you covered. Just trust me, follow me, stay close to me and believe in me.”

When you were preschool age, what did you want to be when you grow up?

At the age of 3 or 4 I loved playing with baby dolls and playing house.  I knew back then that I wanted to spend my time with children and taking care of them.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

My crayon color would be Sunshine Yellow, because I want to be able to brighten someone’s day.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

Rather than an animal, I would like to be a butterfly so I could view the world from the sky and gracefully land on delicate daisies and fragrant lilac bushes.

What inspires you about teaching 3K and 4K?  

The children inspire me to teach when I see their smiles, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.  Those little ones are sponges waiting to soak in everything that is presented to them.

By far, the faith of a 3 or 4 year old is most inspiring, as they hear and believe in Jesus’ love for them and learn that they will someday be with Him in heaven forever.