Young Twos

The focus for this class is:

  • Structured classroom setting with class schedule
  • Designated lunch and nap time
  • Bible stories and Bible verses
  • Lesson plans and calendars
  • Fine and Gross motor activities
  • Weekly Spanish and Music classes
  • Outdoor playground and gym play for gross motor skills
  • Sensory exploration with varying materials
  • Art activities (teacher led and open ended)
  • Books and puzzles
  • Dramatic play
  • Potty training

Older Twos

Math Objectives

  • Understand that numbers are used to denote quantity: “two birds”
  • Count to 10 by memory
  • Understands “first”
  • Classifies objects by size, color, shape
  • Identify shapes (circle, square, triangle, heart, star)
  • Compares groups by attributes: alike/different, taller/shorter

Scientific Processes

  • Develop concept of weather (sunny, rainy, cloudy, snowy)

Health and Safety

  • Identify body parts
  • Learn how to wash hands properly

Fine Motor Development

  • Develop pincer grip with pencils or crayons
  • Assembles very simple puzzles
  • Plays with play-dough

Gross Motor Development

  • Jumps on two feet
  • Runs
  • Climbs
  • Hops
  • Crawls

Art

  • Introduce primary colors
  • Introduce and experience skills with various art materials

Reading and Language Arts

  • Respond to directions and questions
  • Looks at books with interest
  • Uses “I”, “me”, or “mine” to show possession
  • Takes turns in conversations
  • Repeats sounds, words, and phrases [finger plays, songs]
  • Answers simple questions in group time
  • Develop vocabulary by listening to familiar selections read aloud
  • Listen to stories being read aloud
  • Listen to and becomes familiar with Bible stories
  • Participates in Great Expectations curriculum (monthly Bible verse)

Citizenship and Social Studies

  • Develops awareness of holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter)