Week of Nov 26th
The Letter “K” included kangaroos, kittens and a koala bear. We learned that Jesus is our Leader from “Seeds” and we talked about what we need to do to follow Him. Christmas is our dominant thought and them for the coming weeks and we have begun making decorations, singing songs and reading stories.
Week of Nov 19th
Week of Nov 12th
Week of Nov 5th
This week we welcomed a new friend and classmate, Hali. We used watercolors for the first time painting Fall leaves. We continue to work on matching numbers to their names. Using Seeds, we talked about how Jesus helps us to see our world and his gifts as well as the right choices to make.
Week of Oct 29th
This week we continued to sing about glue, paint and color all thing Halloween. We counted pumpkins and their seeds and we read many fun Halloween stories. We talked about and worked on “Seeds” pages concerning saints and angels.
Week of Oct. 22nd
This week we have learned about fire safety. Firemen from Bryn Mawr came with their yellow and green fire engine. We have made Halloween wreaths and have practiced our Halloween songs. We are continuing to learn The Sign of the Cross and prayer before snack.
Week of Oct. 15th
Two Year Olds
Letter of the Week-Show and Tell, “F”. Sponge Painted, color words, combo colors, red, green = brown. Read Color Books – Shades. Halloween Play Doh – fool and cut. Put together a witch, practiced the sing of the Cross and talked about Jesus and Mary. Practiced Halloween Song.
Week of Oct. 8th
We talked about the items the students brought in for “E”. We practiced the Halloween songs. We talked about who we love and who loves us and that God loves us and our families. We made jack-o-lanterns out of pumpkins and we finger painted.
Week of Oct. 1st
Fall, the letter ‘D’ and what God Has Made3 dominated our week. We have talked about and discovered the many colors on one Leaf. ‘D’ day brought in dolls and dogs. Both Fall and St. Francis Day emphasized the continuing wonder of what God has made.
Week of Sept. 24th
We were very happy to welcome the parents of our students in to our classroom this week. We have begun reading and talking about Fall. We are also talking about God, who made all living things. Color, shape and counting work continue!
Week of Sept. 17th
The twos continue to take on their roles as students. We have adjusted both our snack and “Changing Day” routines to better them. We have enjoyed working with the letter of the week, “B”, balls, babies, bumblebees and buses.
Week of Sept. 10th
Our twos, namely Izzy, Nora, Daley and Ellie are off to an energetic start. We have played outside and in the bike room, gone to music and a prayer service in the chapel and begun to learn our prayer before snack. In our classroom we are learning to count by using the calendar and learning colors using books and songs. We talked about the apples that came in for Show & Tell and the First “Letter of the Week”, A. Every day we talk about and highlight sharing and being a good friend. We emphasize “using words” and always including others. This is an important theme of our class for the year.
St. Thomas of Villanova Two Year Old Program
Children entering our two-year-old program must be two (2) years of age on or before October 1st of the school year they wish to attend. The children must be able to handle bathroom procedures independently.
The classroom is set up with the following centers to allow for independent exploration and play:
Art Blocks/Construction Books/Quiet Area Dramatic Play
Fine Motor /Manipulative Science/Sensory Table Prayer corner
The school day starts at 8:30am and ends at 11:30am, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Daily activities for our two-year-olds allow for both structured and independent learning experiences. In addition to learning in the classroom, the children have some classes in the music room, computer room and the bike room. Children also have unstructured playtime daily where they utilize either our indoor or outdoor play equipment.
Morning snack is provided with water every day.