Big Twos & Little Threes

During this year, we will focus on building your child’s confidence and self-esteem by creating experiences for him/her that require independence such as unpacking his/her things in the morning, cleaning up after himself/herself, taking turns with jobs of the week, etc.  Big 2’s/Little 3’s will also work on resolving conflicts, cooperating with others, problem solving and expressing their feelings. Your child will enjoy playing in different centers and using dolls, cars, blocks, etc. to create situations with which they are familiar. Working in small groups will help children interact with others by learning to share, take turns and talk with one another in appropriate ways.  This will help your child learn social/emotional skills. These skills are what will help your child succeed in life.

Our curriculum is based on learning through songs, finger plays, repetition, play, and books.  Here are some highlights of our Big 2’s/Little 3’s curriculum:

Theme and Bible Story of the Week:

  • School-wide theme and bible story of the week
  • Open-ended questions and discussions to enhance thinking and listening skills
  • Visual aids and props used to aid in learning

Math Skills:

  • Large group instruction daily
  • Small group instruction once a week
  • Skills include: colors, shapes, patterns, counting, big/little, same/different, positions, and graphing
  • Math activities and manipulatives present in various centers

Science Skills:

  • Touch and visual exploration in centers and activities
  • Problem solving and discovery
  • Sensory table available at least two times a week
  • Attend the science room once a week
  • Outdoor learning center available to classrooms: garden, picnic, and music area

Social and Emotional Skills:

  • Learn skills through play in centers: dramatic play, block, manipulatives, sensory, art, music, and library
  • Character education traits discussed daily with monthly themed traits
  • Large/small group and individual instruction on handling situations
  • Assigned jobs

Language Skills:

  • Opportunities to express self during circle activities:  open-ended questions, calendar, weather, Pledge of Allegiance, theme of week, Bible story of week, daily math concept, group songs, stories
  • Show and Share will be scheduled at least once a month per child

Fine and Gross Motor Skills:

  • Play daily on playground or in the gym weather permitting with age appropriate toys
  • Classroom art with use of markers, pencils, scissors, glue, paints, etc.
  • Movement activities in classroom