The K4 Class
Children work with hands-on materials in preparation for writing and cutting. Children work on a variety of skills to prepare for K5. While phonemic awareness and reading readiness are a big part of K4, the classes also work on math, art, science and social studies, as well as gross motor, fine motor and social skills. They attend music and chapel classes once a week. Our five-day class also completes cooking activities and visits the computer lab.
Our K4 teachers develop lesson plans based on Kindergarten Common Core Standards and SC Early Learning Standards.
Late Stay Sample Schedule
K4 Teaching Team:
Elizabeth Rogers – MWF
This will be Elizabeth’s 3rd year at Aldersgate CDC. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Clemson University. She and her husband, Tim, are blessed with three children, Davis (9), Maggie (8), and Brooks (5). Elizabeth loves being involved with her church and has the most fun when she’s working on a DIY project, enjoying the outdoors (especially camping!) and spending time with her family and friends.
Favorite children’s book: Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake
Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:12-14, “…regardless of what else you put on, wear love. Never be without it.”
Emily Headley – MWF
Emily is new to Aldersgate CDC this year. She and her husband, Nathan, moved to Greenville two years ago from Jacksonville, FL where she was a dental hygienist and sang in her Praise Team at church. Emily has two boys, Mac (12) and Eli (9), who keep her very busy with sports and their guitar lessons. Originally from Indiana, she received her Music degree and dental hygiene degree from Indiana University. Emily looks forward to incorporating music and songs into the classroom.
Favorite Book: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Favorite Scripture: 1 Peter 4: 8 “Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins.”
Bobbie Thomas – MWF
Bobbie started at Aldersgate in 2005 and has worked in the K3, K4 and K5 classes.She and he husband Glenn have one daughter Stephanie and a son-in-law Brandon. They have been blessed with two grandchildren. Anna is 4 and will be in the K4 class, and Noah is 19 months old and is starting in the Ones class. Bobbie enjoys reading and Sunday dinner with her family.
Favorite children’s books: anything by Eric Carle
Favorite classroom activity: singing Dr. Jean songs
Favorite Bible verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5
Pam Hardison – T/TH
Pam is a Clemson University graduate and along with her husband Rick is a parent to two teenage daughters, Anna (19) and Katie (17). Their 2 dogs & 2 cats help to fill the nearly empty nest. She started at Aldersgate CDC in 2013 and is thankful for the opportunity to work in a nurturing loving environment where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing a child’s confidence grow through little and big accomplishments. Pam is excited and happy to be back for another great year in the K4 Froggy class!
Favorite Bible story – The resurrection of the Lord Jesus
Favorite classroom theme – Family
Shannon Schechter – 5 Day
Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Education from the University of Buffalo, and holds a master’s degree in mental and rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Florida. This will be her 10th year teaching at Aldersgate. She and her husband of 20 years Mitch have two children – Jacob (17) and Madelyn (15) – and one dog Abby! When not teaching, she is often watching her daughter play soccer or her son play lacrosse. She loves spending time with her family and friends and she LOVES the cold & snowy weather!
Favorite children’s books: The Snowy Day
Why she loves teaching: watching the twinkle in a child’s eye when he or she succeeds after trying and trying