2 Year Old Eaglets
Grade 2k Eaglets
Teacher: Dawn Weber
The Eaglets are what we call our 2 year olds at DRLS. This class is designed to introduce your child to a loving and safe environment, where joy is bountiful and patience, learning and growing are fostered. Due to the success of this program and they high demand for this class, an additional "Young Eaglets" class was added for parents of little ones turning two years old, but not quite two by the cut-off date of September 1st of that school year. This Young Eaglets class still includes a hands-on, play-based curriculum and is open to just eight students per day.
The Eaglets use Concordia Publishing One in Christ bible curriculum. The children participate in weekly chapel times where we venture into our sanctuary to experience the sights and sounds of the church building. There is always something new that we observe and discuss. We work on skills such as how to sit in a pew, giving a weekly monetary gift to help others, pass the offering basket and listen, and participate in bible stories that are presented in a developmentally appropriate way. We use songs, fingerplays, posters and hands on props to bring the bible to life. The story is carried into our classroom through art and the use of toys and other props to recreate and internalize the lesson.
The children learn that God is our special friend and that He is always with them. Faith is integrated daily through the use of bible songs, flannel stories, prayers and Christian modeling.
Our curriculum is theme based, and offers many opportunities for hands on learning. The use of play doh, sensory materials and manipulates offer the children constant opportunities to use all of their senses to learn.
Math and science skills are introduced using rote counting, songs, fingerplays and movement. Observation is encouraged and verbalization of discoveries are intentionally lead by the teacher and initiated by the students.
The use of language is encouraged. Through the use of books, puppets, rhymes and song, children hear and repeat language. Children are encouraged to verbalize their wants, needs and feelings.
The Eaglets are a creative bunch! We glue, paint, touch, use our hands and various tools to create. Process is emphasized over imitation of an art project done by an adult. We get messy, and that is allowed and encouraged. Children learn through their senses.
Music permeates our classroom. Children are actively involved with creating and responding to music through the use of songs, CDs, verbal singing, body awareness and musical instruments.
We have toddler playground that is fenced in and size appropriate for young children. We venture outside, usually daily, as weather and time allows. Confidence is built by jumping, climbing, throwing and using the entire body to interact with the equipment and others.