Week of Mar. 11th
This week we noted the departure of winter, i.e.. longer days, mud and snow drops. We are looking for patterns everywhere and trying to create our own. We made sparkly finger-paints for St. Patrick’s Day. Using “Seeds” and “What About Bear” (by Suzanne Bloom) we discussed situations and how Jesus would want us to act. It is also a question we ask when conflicts arise in our room. We read Annie and the “Wild Animals”-Jan Brett and “Too Many Leprechauns”.
Week of Feb. 4th
Our theme for the month is friendship and love. In “Seed” we learned that Jesus was always a good friend. We are learning about the qualities of friendship in stories, in our discussions and in all of our interactions. We continue to work on following directions, patterns and number names.
Week of Jan. 28th
As it was Catholic Schools’ Week, we enjoyed many new activities. We listened to parents talk about their professions and we attended a magic show. We went to church and sang songs with the other classes. And we rode our bikes in the St. Jude Trike-a-thon.
Week of Jan. 21
Families, our own and that of Jesus have been discussed this week. In “Seeds” we learned that Jesus did His best to be a good son to Mary and joseph. And we talked about ways we also can be good sons and daughters. Animals in winter and snow, as well as bike safety have also been on our agenda this week.
Week of Jan. 14th
Winter, snow, the letter “O” and baptism were topics in our class this week. We learned about the baptism of Jesus and our own. We colored the illustrations in Seeds. We read
“The Snow Day” and “Wolf in the Snow”, among others and are working on various illustrations of our own. We were introduced to several octopuses and an oreo and we practiced “O” words that rhyme.
Week of Jan. 7th
Winter has arrived with its blustery wind, dramatic skies and chilling cold. WE are illustrating, reading and talking about families. Jesus completed the family of Mary and Joseph. He was their child just as our students are the children of their parents.
Week of Dec. 10th
This week we talked about and colored the candles of the Advent Wreath. We worked with glue and sparkles to decorate trees. We read many stories, their favorite being, “The Christmas Trolls”, by Ian Brett. And we practiced songs for the Christmas program.
Week of Dec. 3rd
This week we talked about and colored the candles of the Advent Wreath. We worked with glue and sparkles to decorate trees. We read many stories, their favorite being, “The Christmas Trolls”, by Ian Brett. We practiced song for the Christmas program too.
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 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.