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The 1’s Class

1sChildren in our Ones classroom are exposed to a variety of nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and stories to help develop and expand on their growing vocabulary. They work on a variety of early concepts, such as numbers, colors, opposites, shapes, animal names and sounds and identifying body parts. The teachers introduce basic Bible stories and simple Bible concepts such as “God made me” and “God loves me.” The Ones explore with a wide variety of art supplies and spend lots of time on our playground developing their gross motor skills.

We have a very fun and exciting day with the Ones!

Sample Schedule

  • 8:45 – Arrival/ Free Play
  • 9:15 – Clean Up
  • 9:30 – Circle Time
  • 10:00 – Snack and Diapers
  • 10:30 – Playground
  • 11:30 – Diapers and Art / Free play
  • 12:00 – Blessing and Lunch
  • 12:30 – Diapers
  • 1:00 – Playground
  • 1:30 – Story Time
  • 1:45 – Dismissal

1’s Teaching Team:

Tonya Barwick

Tonya lives in Powdersville, and has worked in Greenville-area preschools for over 19 years. Along with Rhett, her husband of 31 years, she has a daughter Casey who is a graduate of Anderson University working for DSS and a son Carlisle who is a welder and a firefighter for the city of Piedmont.  She also has 3 dogs, Mollie the Pug and Boo & Ellie the blue tick hounds.  This is Tonya’s 9th year at Aldersgate CDC.

“I enjoy nursery rhymes & songs, especially the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Seeing the children grow and learn is priceless.”

Kelly Plumley

Kelly grew up in Greer and now lives in Taylors.  She will celebrate her 31st wedding anniversary this year with her husband Van.  They have 3 grown children.  Her oldest Turner is an 8th grade math teacher at Greer Middle School and is married to Reagan.  Braden is a Sheriff’s Deputy and is married to Alexis.  Carly is a senior at North Greenville University where she is majoring in Elementary Education.  This is Kelly’s second year at Aldersgate.