Abroad International School (Preschool & Kindergarten)

A Well balanced curriculum for independent, knowledgeable and internationally minded individuals.

CURRICULUM

A Well balanced curriculum for independent, knowledgeable and internationally minded individuals.

The curriculum implemented at Abroad International School is designed to promote early years development. Through a range of educational activities, we encourage the skills that are essential to children becoming healthy, independent and knowledgeable individuals. Key areas of focus are; basic educational principles (i.e. Mathematics, Science, Language Arts), Physical advancement of Fine and Gross motor skills, understanding and attainment of emotional and social well-being. Children are encouraged to communicate their needs and opinions and are introduced to varied topics which allows for the children to have the ability to speak in various situations. Furthermore, by providing opportunities for children to explore and discover the world around them, children play an active role in their own education.

Curriculum Infants & Toddlers 1-2years old

LITERACY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Dictates words, phrases, ideas, experiences, story events, sentences
Uses pictures, signs, symbols to represent oral language, ideas, stories
Contributes to shared writing
Listens daily to fluent and expressive formal and informal texts
Recites with expression and rhythm
Matches/produces words with same beginning sound
Makes and confirms predictions
Makes connections using illustrations/photos, prior knowledge, real-life experiences
Identifies the source of environmental sounds
Expresses familiar routines, tells simple personal narratives or memories
Identifies the meaning of content-specific vocabulary
Makes connections between oral language and print
Recognizes favorite books by covers
Listens to and discusses literary multicultural texts, songs and oral stories
Focuses on letter names and shapes
Experiments daily with a variety of writing surfaces and materials
Uses props to convey meaning
Uses newly learned vocabulary on multiple occasions and in new contexts
Identifies a wide variety of objects through receptive language
Derives meaning from non-verbal and verbal cues
MATH AND SCIENCE
Recognizes six colors: Red, yellow, blue, orange, green, and purple
Recognizes four shapes: circle, triangle, square, and rectangle
Understands size concepts: long, short, big, small
Can match according to shape and/or color
Can count from 1 to 5
Understands parts of the body
Understands seasons and the weather
Uses language associated with time in everyday situations
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Manipulates two small objects at the same time
Strengthens hand grasp and uses hands in many positions
Coordinates hand and eye movements
Uses writing and drawing tools with control and intention
Develops strength, dexterity, and control needed to use tools and materials
Able to walk on tiptoes
Practices self-help skills (zips, buttons)
Carries an item while walking
Go up and downstairs (aided)
Can run
Can jump
Able to kick and /or roll a ball
Builds an understanding of directionality and position in space
Explores manipulative toys
FINE ARTS
Uses language as part of dramatic play
Makes believe with objects
Dramatizes stories, experiences, poems, fingerplays, moods
Creates original work
Recalls words in a song or fingerplay
Participates in classroom music activities
Expresses feelings through movement
Engages in dramatic play with others
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Names family members and relationships
Knows own first and last name
Recognizes qualities, interests, skills, traditions, experiences that make people unique
Helps establish rules, routines
Displays a positive self-concept and self-esteem
Pursues challenges, accepts setbacks
Initiates play situations
Contributes to classroom responsibility (takes on jobs)
Shows curiosity in new experiences
Follows familiar routines independently
Respects differences
Expresses interests and self-direction in learning
Shares and cooperates with others
Shows concern about rules and group expectations
Demonstrates conflict-resolution strategies
Learns how to make and keep friends
Works with others to solve problems
Takes turns
Stays with or repeats a task
Separates from family, adjusts to new situations
Uses materials appropriately and puts them away
Connects actions and consequences
Takes care of his/her own things
Accepts responsibility for own behavior
Expresses and manages feelings, needs, opinions
Shows empathy
Uses good manners: “Thank you” and “Please” as well as “ You are welcome”
Respects rights and property of self and others
Respects differences
MEDIA
Uses various media to document and communicate meaningful experiences

 Kindergarten

LITERACY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Produces oral rhymes
Dictates words, phrases, ideas, experiences, story events, sentences
Uses pictures, signs, symbols to represent oral language, ideas, stories
Contributes to shared writing
Listens daily to fluent and expressive formal and informal texts
Recites with expression and rhythm
Matches/produces words with same beginning sound
Makes and confirms predictions
Makes connections using illustrations/photos, prior knowledge, real-life experiences
Identifies the source of environmental sounds
Expresses familiar routines, tells simple personal narratives or memories
Identifies the meaning of content-specific vocabulary
Makes connections between oral language and print
Blends, segments, claps syllables
Names, describes actual or pictured objects through receptive language
Uses position, sensory, and temporal words
Determines cause and effect; compares and contrasts; categories and classifies
Speaks in large/small groups, formal/informal settings
Begins to notice the beginning letters in familiar words
Progresses in clarity of pronunciation
Listens to and discusses literary multicultural texts, songs and oral stories
Focuses on letter names and shapes
Experiments daily with a variety of writing surfaces and materials
Uses props to convey meaning
Uses newly learned vocabulary on multiple occasions and in new contexts
Identifies a wide variety of objects through receptive language
Derives meaning from non-verbal and verbal cues
SOCIAL STUDIES
Demonstrates positive human attributes, relationships, roles, and social skills
Recalls and explains sequence of events
Learns important information about his/her immediate area
Begins to understand roles, responsibilities, services provided by community workers
Understands basic human needs for food, clothing, shelter
Recognizes qualities, interests, skills, traditions, experiences that make people unique
MATH
Recognizes numerals 1 through 10 (or higher)
Begins to use ordinal numbers from first to fifth
Identifies first, middle, and last in a series
Counts by ones to ten or higher (by rote)
Compares and contrasts objects
Recognizes, names, describes, compares, combines, shapes and solids
Reproduces patterns of sound and physical movement
Reproduces simple patterns
Supports or refutes mathematical statements or solutions
Expresses mathematical ideas orally and with concrete materials
Uses language associated with time in everyday situations
SCIENCE
Asks questions about and investigates objects, events, and organisms
Uses senses to investigate objects, events, organisms
Compares and contrasts data
Describes sequences and patterns found in nature
Recognizes that living things have similar needs for water, food, and air
Expands knowledge and respect for own body and the environment
Observes and describes weather and seasonal changes
Makes predictions
Observes and explores how materials change, react, and interact when combined
Investigates states of matter (solids and liquids)
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Explores balance
Develops strength and endurance
Moves in rhythm
Strengthens bilateral co-ordination
Develops strength, dexterity, and control needed to use tools and materials
Uses writing and drawing tools with control and intention
Coordinates hand and eye movements
Practices routine healthy behaviors
Learns to use tools, utensils, and materials safely
Builds an understanding of directionality and position in space
Explores manipulative toys
FINE ARTS
Uses language as part of dramatic play
Shares ideas about personal artwork
Dramatizes stories, experiences, poems, finger plays, moods
Creates original work
Recalls words in a song or finger play
Participates in classroom music activities
Expresses feelings through movement
Engages in dramatic play with others
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Identifies self by categories (for example, gender, age, family relationship)
Knows own first and last name
Helps establish rules, routines
Connects actions and consequences
Accepts responsibility for own behavior
Expresses and manages feelings, needs, opinions
Demonstrates increasing independence
Shows curiosity in new experiences
Follows familiar routines independently
Asks for help when needed
Stays with or repeats a task
Respects differences
Respects rights and property of self and others
Contributes to classroom responsibility (takes on jobs)
Shares and cooperates
Initiates play situations
Shows concern about rules and group expectations
Shows empathy
Uses good manners
Takes turns and shares
Works with others to solve problems
Helps others in need
MEDIA
Uses various media to document and communicate meaningful experiences
Enjoys using electronic forms of storybooks and information texts

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