fall 2020 Second and Third Grade
SU 20 Water Cycle Wonders!
Welcome, Everyone! This course will help you understand how the earth works when it comes to the water cycle. The water cycle happens daily. This course will have fun hands-on and virtual work. Throughout the weeks, we will discuss each stage of the water cycle. We will have fun mini experiments that we will conduct throughout the weeks. Come and join Ms. Albertson and the wonders of the water cycle!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Wednesday and Friday 2:15PM
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 21 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
This lesson objective is to allow the students to further understand what recycling is all about. At the end of this course, the students will be able to encourage and participate in recycling in their communities. The course will begin with an introduction on why recycling is important in today’s world. The next part will be discussing which types of items can and cannot be recycled and the students can come up with their own ideas and discuss them on the class call. The students will then be encouraged to help the environment and their communities by contributing to recycling.
Cost: $20 Days and Time: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00AM
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 22 Money Money Money!
In this course, students will learn the value of all the coins and different bills. They also will learn to count by fives and tens through the use of money. They will learn to count money and will be able to make purchases themselves. The students will get the opportunity to use play money on a virtual pretend shop and will be able to pay exact change for their items.
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Wednesday and Thursday 1:00PM
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 23 3,2,1 Blast Off!!
I invite student astronauts to blast off with me to all planets in our solar system!! By the end of this course students will be able to identify the eight planets in our solar system and their position from the sun as well as picking up some knowledge about our solar system! Students will be fully engaged over Zoom through a variety of online tools. Let’s launch our spaceship of curiosity and explore the solar system!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15PM
Miss Debrot is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College, majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Special Education. Her teaching experience includes 6 years of instructing swim lessons to swimmers of ages ranging from 3-15. You can usually find Miss Elise around the pool!
SU 24 An Introduction to Chinese Language
In this course students will learn the basics of the Chinese language. They will be able to demonstrate basic written and oral skills. Students will also learn songs and other forms of communication of the Chinese language. They will learn Chinese terms for animals, shapes, and numbers. They will also learn how to communicate in their form of written language through symbols.
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00PM
Paul Haga is going into his junior year at Saint Vincent College and is a history major with a minor in secondary education. In the spring semester he tutored a student on ancient Greek history over Zoom. In his senior year of high school, he had an internship at a local elementary school assisting the nurse in the health room performing numerous medical tasks. He worked at his church’s Sunday school and VBS for the last two years. Paul likes to be outside hiking around battlefields near his home in Maryland or playing numerous sports with friends.
SU 25 What’s Up With the Weather?
Do you ever think about what really goes on in the sky above us? In this class, students will gain a better understanding of the weather cycle, why different weather occurs, how it affects the environment and your everyday life! While learning about the importance of weather, fun and exciting hands-on activities will be done by the students! Students will also observe different experiments to get a better understanding of the true effects of weather!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Wednesday 2:15PM
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 26 Come Road Trip With Me!
All aboard! We will be boarding our virtual bus and traveling from Pennsylvania to Georgia. We will be stopping at historical land marks, different geological formations, and of course a few special surprise stops along the way. Driving through six states is going to be quite the trek… but I think we can do it! Learning about each state and how they are special in their own way is going to be informative for young children, but this course will still be extremely fun and very interactive. I hope to see all of you soon. Remember, have your virtual bags packed and your seatbelts secure!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30AM
Kate Senior is a current sophomore at Saint Vincent college and is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Kate has had many different experiences with children, starting back in 2014 with her teaching position at Merrick Art Gallery’s summer art camp. Her students that summer were between grades 1 and 4. In early 2017, she began babysitting full time and carried that into a reduced time nannying position the summer after she graduated high school (2019). This past summer Kate had the chance to be head caretaker at Childcare Express Center, a daycare in her hometown. She cared for children ages 0 to 5, teaching them fine motor and gross motor skills along with proper school etiquette, reading, writing, and math. When she is not working with children, you can find Kate playing outside with her dog, spending time with her family, or hanging out with her friends.
SU 27 These Species Need Our Help: A Look Into Endangered Species
In this course, students will be introduced to species that are classified as endangered. Students will learn what makes certain species classify as endangered and how people can help them. During each class session of this course, the students will learn about a different and unique species that are classified as endangered. We look at species that range from living in the ocean and seas to the sky. The focus of this course is to educate students on the different species that are endangered on our planet and give them some information on how we can help them try and recover from their endangered status.
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Wednesday 12:30PM
Mr. Aaron Stephan is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College. He is currently majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Disability Studies. Aaron has worked with children inside and outside of the classroom. Inside the classroom, Aaron tutors in his free time and volunteered at the Merakey Autism Center. Outside of the classroom, he coaches youth baseball and helps lead an athletic training program with children that range from 9 to 18 years of age. Aaron aspires to become an elementary school teacher that leaves a positive and lasting impression on his students.
SU 28 What’s That Sign?
This course is designed to teach students basic sign language skills that they will use in real-life situations. This class will include different games, songs, and projects. By the end of the course, students will learn how to sign their name, know signs for different animals, and they will learn different requests like “help”, “thank you”, etc. Who is ready to sign with me?
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Tuesday 4:15PM
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!