The Twos program at GSES provides a loving and nurturing beginning school experience.
Pictured from L to R: Lynne Kelp, Assistant Teacher; Margaret Pass, Lead Teacher
Pictured from L to R: Kathleen McKenna, Lead Teacher; Sandra Yancer, Assistant Teacher
One of my favorite things we do in the Twos happens in circle time. It is a small but profound moment. I ask the class if anyone is missing today. This can take a minute. I try to be quiet and let them look around and think about it. Then someone will notice a friend isn’t at school so we will “call them on the phone.”
This is a little song we sing (with motions!) that goes like this:
(First we pretend to pick up the phone and dial a number)
Hello John, How are you today?
We love you and miss you.
Please come back and play!
(Then we hang up our pretend phone)
The children love this and pick it up quickly. It makes us a little community and we remember to love and care about our friends even when they aren’t here with us. This is a GSES tradition in the Twos so I take no credit for it but am honored to carry on the tradition.
– Margaret Pass, Lead Twos Teacher
A lot of time is spent outdoors on a playground designed for the two to three year old age group.
A new playscape and shade sail that covers the entire playground just added in 2021!