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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 has worked in Greenville-area preschools for over 20 years.  She & her husband Rhett have been married for 32 years.  Now that they are empty nesters, they live on a farm in Donalds, SC.  She has a daughter Casey who is a graduate of Anderson University working for the SC Governor’s School and a son Carlisle who is a firefighter for the city of Greenville.  She also has 2 dogs, Boo & Ellie the blue tick hounds.  This is Tonya’s 10th 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 32nd 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 first year 6th grade English teacher at Greer Middle School.  This is Kelly’s third year at Aldersgate.