Turtle Two's

2 BY SEPT. 1, 2021

TEACHERS ARE CAROLINE HAUSER, LIZ PAWLAK AND JACKIE DENNIS

Covenant offers a two day a week two year old class that meets on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15-11:45 am. Two lead teachers and an assistant teacher lead this class of 12 children. In this class, parents are invited to accompany their child through the first class periods to help ease the transition from home to a group setting. Throughout the year, parents are always welcome to visit or participate in class! This class is very social-emotionally driven: much talk and play about separation, gaining confidence in their abilities, and building a healthy self-esteem, as well as learning how to interact appropriately with peers. Children do not have to be potty trained to attend this class.

Here's a look at our day:

  • Attendance Turtle — children start out the day by finding the turtle with their name and photo on it. They place it on the attendance turtle to let everyone know that they are here and ready for their day! 

  • Choice Time — children are able to choose areas of the room to play/work such as painting in the art center, playing with play dough, enjoying books or quiet play in the reading corner, building with blocks, playing at the train table, cooking in the kitchen, taking care of the baby dolls, playing in the dress-up corner, putting puzzles together, doing a teacher-led art or craft project, exploring the sensory table or building with legos.

  • Circle Time — the whole group comes together to do group circle games, play instruments together, read a book, sing songs, or do some dancing games to music.

  • Bathroom Break and Washing Hands

  • Snack — a combination of two of either a grain, fruit, vegetable, or dairy product and water keep us going during the morning.

  • Large Motor Play — at least 30 minutes each day are spent outside at our innovative, nature-based Turtle Playscape on the school grounds, at Central Park or in the large, indoor playroom.

  • Goodbye Time — a quick story and singing the goodbye song signals the end of the day and the arrival of parents and caregivers. As you can see, a lot gets accomplished in these short two and a half hours!

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