FALL 2020 Kindergarten and First Grade
SU 10 What’s the Time?
Welcome time tellers! In this course, you will learn the basics of reading time that you will use in your daily life. This course will have fun hands-on and virtual work. We will work on identifying the minute and the hour hand, numbers on the clock, and how to write time. Come and join to learn how to read time with Ms.Albertson!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Thursday 3:00PM
Ms. Kylie Albertson is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College, majoring in early childhood education and minoring in special education. She worked as an intern at a local preschool in Hagerstown, Maryland, her senior year of high school. Over her fall freshman semester, she traveled to different elementary schools to observe the different classrooms and teaching styles. She is an active member of the Early Childhood Education Club. During her free time, she participates in Saint Vincent College Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse. Ms. Albertson plans to teach kindergarten after she graduates at Saint Vincent College.
SU 11 Spectacular Seasons
Every season comes with different celebrations and lessons to learn. In this course, the students will learn about the seasons while exploring different ways that people celebrate events in each season. They will understand temperature change and physical features that will change with the seasons. Students will be able to identify the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) while also understanding the weather conditions that occur.
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Wednesday and Friday 11:30AM
Ms. Betz is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College, majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. She had many experiences with children including tutoring during her freshman year. In this course, Ms. Betz tutored a second-grade student over the course of three months. She provided him with course observations, learning strategies and basic help with homework and classes. Ms. Betz made helpful diagrams and PowerPoints that provided her student with techniques and advice on how to be a better student while also completing their homework effectively and on time. She is an active member of the Early Childhood Education Club at Saint Vincent College and is also a member of the Women’s Basketball Team. You can usually find her spending her free time working out, babysitting, and also being around her family.
SU 12 The World of Shapes
In this course, students will learn the difference between the shapes, including more complex shapes, such as trapezoids and pentagons, and 3D shapes, such as cubes and spheres. They will be able to tell how many sides each shape has. They will learn how divide shapes up into different parts. They will get to participate in different art projects to help them learn about the shapes.
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Friday 2:00PM
Lauren Connors is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College. Her major is early childhood education. She graduated from Upper St Clair High School, which is right outside of Pittsburgh. She’s taught swim lessons at the Upper Saint Clair Recreations Center for three years. She also tutored an Introduction to Spanish class her senior year of high school. She started swimming when she was 12 and is currently a swimmer at Saint Vincent College. In her free time, Lauren likes to go hiking and spend time with her friends and family. She is super excited to be teaching her classes!
SU 13 Hi-Gene - Staying Healthy!
It is SO important to take care of your body and to stay healthy! This course will touch upon the basics of hygiene and why taking care of your body is so important, especially at a young age! While learning different methods, students will be doing activities about certain hygienic scenarios, the importance of healthy foods, and how to properly care for your body! With the use of crafts, whiteboards, and demos, students will be experts on hygiene and staying healthy!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Wednesday 10:00AM
Ms. Megan Kallock is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Special Education. Starting at a young age in high school, she has taken four levels of a Child Development course and has interned at an elementary school where she taught lessons to students. Ms. Kallock is also an active member of the Women’s Basketball team, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Lambda Delta, and many education clubs. In her free time, she can usually be found playing basketball, or spending time with her family. Ms. Kallock hopes to instill a love of learning in each and every one of her students!
SU 14 Ocean Animal Exploration
By taking this course, students with little knowledge about the animals that inhabit our oceans will grow to know and understand their species on a deeper level. Each day, the course will involve instruction such as the reading of a book or video clips of the animals we will be exploring that day. Students will get the chance to learn fun facts about these animals and the lives that they live under the sea. Following instruction, students will get the chance to make a craft or do a hands-on activity that incorporates the information that was previously discussed in the lesson. The uniqueness that this course contains includes multitudes of hands-on activities that students would get if they were in an actual classroom. If you are interested in diving into the ocean to explore the animals that roam within it, this class is for you!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Wednesday and Friday 9:00AM
Ms. Madie Marsico is a Sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Elementary Grade Education with a Disability Studies minor. She has many experiences with children, including nannying, volunteering in elementary classrooms, and being a volleyball camp counselor. One of Ms. Marsico’s favorite experiences was getting to aid in a 3rd grade classroom numerous times over the past school year. In her free time, she is a part of the Saint Vincent College Women’s Volleyball Team. You can also find her at numerous education club meetings around campus as well as working with the Bearcat Best Program.
SU 15 Marc Brown Author Study
By taking this course, students with no previous knowledge about the author Marc Brown will learn to love his unique way of writing. During the first class of the week, the class will get to read one of Marc Browns famous Arthur books and have fun exploring the depths of the story. On the second day of class, the students will be given the opportunity to dive deeper to analyze the way Marc Brown uses different techniques such as mood, tone, and theme to draw in his audience. The uniqueness of this course will also allow students the opportunity to write stories of their own. If you love Arthur and want to learn more about books and how to create an intriguing story of your own, this course is for you!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Wednesday and Friday 10:00AM
Ms. Madie Marsico is a Sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Elementary Grade Education with a Disability Studies minor. She has many experiences with children, including being a nanny, volunteering in elementary classrooms, and being a volleyball camp counselor. One of Ms. Marsico’s favorite experiences was getting to aide in a 3rd grade classroom numerous times over the past school year. In her free time, she is a part of the Saint Vincent College Women’s Volleyball Team. You can also find her at numerous education club meetings around campus as well as working with the Bearcat Best Program.
SU 16 Who’s in Your Neighborhood?: Discovering PA Wildlife
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! There might not be any lions or tigers in Pennsylvania wildlife, but there are hundreds of species living uniquely in your neck of the woods. In this course, students will be introduced to various forms of wildlife native to Pennsylvania including mammals, aquatic life, insects, and birds. Students will learn where these creatures live, what they eat, what they look like, and how they communicate. Students will be able to explore what is in their neighborhoods and become more aware of their surroundings. Are you ready to discover who’s outside your door?
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Wednesday 11:30AM
Ms. Marcella Smith is a junior at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Music. Her experience with children includes babysitting, volunteering for local summer theater camps, and assisting at her home dance studio. Ms. Smith has recently spent her summer working as a Personal Care Aid for the elderly. She loved being able to meet so many new faces as well as assisting them in daily activities. In her free time, Ms. Smith can be found singing, playing her guitar, cooking, gardening, participating in Campus Ministry, and spending time with friends and family.
SU 17 Dinosaur Days: Life During the Time of our Prehistoric Friends
During this course, students will be transported to our Earth 230 million years ago. Students will take a tour around the Earth and see how it used to be. Students will also meet many different types of dinosaurs and look into what they would eat and how they would typically spend their days. Students will also examine where fossils are found in today’s world, how they got there, and where they can visit them. Fun and educational dinosaur songs will be listened to and students will have the opportunity to hatch their very own dinosaur egg!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Wednesday 11:30AM
Karleigh Wayne is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. She has had many experiences with children including teaching Religious Education classes to Kindergarten, first, and second graders. Karleigh has also assisted in the running of a volleyball camp for children in fifth and sixth grade. In her free time, Karleigh enjoys going rock climbing, skiing, playing volleyball, and hanging with her friends and family.
SU 18 It’s Time to Rhyme
Want rhyming like Dr. Seuss to be your thing? Then this class is for you! DING DING DING! During this class students will be reading different Dr. Seuss books with their teacher. Each week we will have different themes that coincide with a specific Dr. Seuss book. Using these books they will then work on different activities, crafts, and games that will teach basic rhyming skills. We may even have a surprise virtual visit from the Cat in the Hat- how about that?!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Tuesday 3:30PM
Mrs. Kaylyn Wojnarowski is a graduate student at Saint Vincent College. Mrs. Wojnarowski has a Bachelor of Science in Education (Pre-K to Grade 4) from California University of PA. She is working to achieve her Masters in Curriculum and. She has worked with children for over 10 years including a job at The Goddard School as the lead teacher in the Preschool room, Tender Care Learning Centers as a lead teacher in the Toddler room, the Site Director and Head Counselor at the YMCA in Greensburg, PA, and most recently worked as a Service Coordinator for Early Intervention (children Birth-3) at WCSI. Mrs. Wojnarowski participated in musical theater school at Stage Right in Greensburg, PA, while growing up. She loves to act and sing. During her free time, she can be found playing with her daughter, spending time with her husband, or enjoying her favorite coffee at any local coffee shop.