Green Class

Welcome to the Green Class.  Our class meets each day Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am.  My name is Pollyann McCann, and I am the lead teacher.  I have worked with children for over 30 years.  I attended Lewis and Clark Community College and SIUE with emphasis on Early Childhood Development.  I have been at Evangelical for 8 years, and previously worked in a nursery school, daycare, and Christian elementary school, as well as substitute teaching in the public school.  Along with my time at Evangelical, I have also worked in the Extended Care program for the East Alton School District for the past 16 years.  I am married and have four grown children.  My assistant is Jessie Grasle.  She has been my assistant for three years and previously worked as the lead teacher in Evangelical’s Before and After School Program for 10 years.  Mrs. Grasle has a degree in Early Childhood Development from Lewis and Clark Community College.  She is married and has a two year old son.

 

Each week in the Green Class, a new letter and its sound are introduced through puppetry and flannel board stories.  We have lots of fun whether it be taking a “vacation” during “V” week, or having a “Mustache Bash” during letter “M” week. We focus on cognitive skills, social emotional development, and fine and gross motor skills through a play-based environment.  Kindergarten Readiness skills are also emphasized throughout the school year.

 

We love watching the children grow and learn, and we get excited about teaching and learning right along with our students. We look forward to the new school year and its new experiences.