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Lower School

At 十大信誉网赌网站, Lower School is a place of energy and excitement for our students. Children learn 这些基本技能使他们在取得成绩的过程中取得成功. Learning is 个性化,每个学生都在他们的入门点与我们的小班授课. Teachers are warm and nurturing and know each student very well. In addition to academics, we know that 学生需要得到支持,这样他们才能有积极的心态去学习, so we focus on the social and emotional learning needs of our students. We truly believe that 通过我们的课程和我们才华横溢的教职员工,学生将成为终身学习者 优秀的决策者为他们的课堂社区做出了积极的贡献 school community and the community at large. 

十大信誉网赌网站 is truly a global school. 每年,低年级的每个班级都会对一个国家进行密集的跨学科研究. It culminates with the International Day during which students perform, in costume, the music and dance of the country studied. The gymnasium is transformed into a showcase of individual and class projects, a food court of international cuisine, and a place where students and families join in celebration of diversity and unity. At 十大信誉网赌网站, our community is truly at home with the world.
所有年级的学生都以有趣和吸引人的方式学习基础普通话学习语言和中国文化.

导读是一个指定的课堂时间,进行小组教学. Students are grouped together based upon their instructional level. 教师分配适当的书籍/文本和作业来支持每个读者的发展. Guided Reading enables students to read more challenging texts with assistance.

Math in Focus is the math curriculum used in grades K-4. 这是一种新加坡方法,教学生使用视觉和动手学习进行数学思考. It steers away from rote memorization. 本课程旨在满足每个学生使用脚手架教学的需求.
Students explore and have hands-on experiences while learning science, engineering, math and technology skills. They work on various projects which enable them to investigate, design and build.
Students participate in Clubs, 让我们最年轻的学生有机会在周五下午选择他们想上几个星期的课. 老师们教授或领导他们感兴趣的活动,学生们学习和体验一门手艺, a hobby, participate in specific physical activities or are a part of a club. . 十大信誉网赌网站 Tiger Cubs really have agency in their learning!

Several 每周几次,学生参加视觉艺术,戏剧和音乐获得曝光 in all three areas from our award winning Arts teachers.

Wellness: At the start of the day, students check in with their teacher/advisor and advisors check in on students. Students participate in the Move This World w健康计划,它结合了策略,让学生检查和管理他们的 emotions and to be ready for the day ahead. 

Community Meeting: Focus is on social and emotional learning. Students 参加和谐计划,在那里他们参与课程和学习单元 围绕着诸如多样性和包容性、同理心和批判性思维、沟通、 Problem Solving and Peer Relationships. 

Physical Education- 学生学习并参与促进健康、运动和团队合作的活动.

Where Learning is Fun:
The Lower School Day at a Glance by Grade

KINDERGARTEN

Literacy: 十大信誉网赌网站 uses the Balanced Literacy approach to learning reading, writing , listening and speaking skills. Using the “I do, we do, you do” philosophy, students see reading and w写作以他们为榜样,与老师分享阅读和写作,都是通过指导完成的 引导阅读和写作,独立练习,积极参与拼读和单词 study. Students are truly learning to read so that they can read to learn. Students are exposed to 包括小说和非小说文本,其中包括社会研究和科学内容. Rich discussions 经常分享想法也是学习的一部分因为我们强调发展 listening and speaking skills. 

Mathematics –. Students learn math from a conceptual perspective using critical thinking and reasoning. Math topics are explored through teacher modeling and guided practice as well as through math games and hand-on activities. Students are exposed to and develop math language through math talk and reading math themed books. Students tackle word problems having frequent opportunities to share their pathway to the final answer. Their thinking and solution path is just as important as the answer. 

Social Studies- Students study “Self and Others” They learn about their 在学校的直接环境,关于孩子之间的异同,家庭和 communities and about holidays, symbols and traditions that unite us. They learn about respect for each other and the rights and responsibilities of individuals. They learn this through reading and w一起写作,讨论,动手做项目,庆祝传统和 holidays. 

Science--. All students are curious about the world they live in. They are scientists. 科学帮助学生了解他们周围的世界,调查和解释为什么和 how things happen. We encourage our students to observe, ask questions, collect data, construct

explanations, predict, experiment, reach conclusions and share their findings. Topics covered in 幼儿园包括天气、固体和液体、环境和物体的运动. 

STEAM Students have the opportunity to explore and have hands-on experiences while learning science, engineering, math and technology skills. They work on various projects which enable them to investigate, design and build. These experiences help to broaden their 思维和前景给他们的经验,可能会激励他们在STEM的职业生涯. 

GRADE 1

Literacy- 十大信誉网赌网站 uses the Balanced Literacy approach to learning reading, writing , listening and speaking skills. Using the “I do, we do, you do” philosophy, students see reading and w写作以他们为榜样,与老师分享阅读和写作,都是通过指导完成的 引导阅读和写作,独立练习,积极参与拼读和单词 study. 学生在这个年级学习阅读,这样他们就走上了从阅读到学习的道路. 学生接触小说和非小说文本,包括社会研究和科学 content. 丰富的讨论和频繁的思想交流也是我们学习的一部分 emphasize the development of listening and speaking skills. 

Mathematics-Students learn math from a conceptual perspective using critical thinking and reasoning. Math topics are explored through teacher modeling and guided practice as well as through math games and hand-on activities. Students are exposed to and develop math language through math talk and reading math themed books. Students tackle word problems having frequent opportunities to share their pathway to the final answer. Their thinking and solution path is just as important as the answer. 

Social Studies-– Students continue to study topics that were started in Kindergarten around family but there is a deeper focus. Students examine their own families and other families in the present and long ago. They learn through reading and writing, discussion and sharing, and 通过关于为什么家庭很重要以及家庭如何影响我们,家庭如何 随着时间的推移,关于社区以及工作和金钱如何影响社区的变化和成长. 

Science- All students are curious about the world they live in. They are scientists. 科学帮助学生了解他们周围的世界,调查和解释为什么和 how things happen. We encourage our students to observe, ask questions, collect data, construct explanations, predict, experiment, reach conclusions and share their findings. Topics covered in 一年级包括探索光和太阳的模式,光、声、波和结构 behaviors in living things.

GRADE 2

Literacy–. 十大信誉网赌网站 uses the Balanced Literacy approach to learning reading, writing , listening and speaking skills. Using the “I do, we do, you do” philosophy, students see reading and w写作以他们为榜样,与老师分享阅读和写作,都是通过指导完成的 引导阅读和写作,独立练习,积极参与拼读和单词 study. Students are now reading to learn. Students are exposed to both fiction and non-fiction text which includes social studies and science content. Rich discussions and frequent sharing of ideas 在我们强调听力和口语技能发展的同时,这也是学习的一部分吗. 

Mathematics--. Students learn math from a conceptual perspective using critical thinking and reasoning. Math topics covered include operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations in base 10, measurement and data, and geometry. Students explore math through inquiry, 除了运用数学语言和玩数学游戏外,教师还对数学概念进行建模 guided practice for students along the way. Students tackle word problems having frequent opportunities to share their pathway to the final answer. Their thinking and solution path is just as important as the answer. 

Social Studies-– Students in grade 2 focus on my community and other communities. 通过阅读和写作,讨论和项目,学生学习如何地理 influences where people live and why and how and why communities change over time. They also 探索社区是如何相同和不同,以及了解什么是政府和 why people need laws. 

Science –-. All students are curious about the world they live in. They are scientists. 科学帮助学生了解他们周围的世界,调查和解释 why and how things happen. We encourage our students to observe, ask questions, collect data, 构建解释,预测,实验,得出结论并分享他们的发现. Topics 第二级涵盖了水的性质和模式,随着时间的推移土地和植物的变化 animal interactions.

 

GRADE 3

Literacy –十大信誉网赌网站 uses the Balanced Literacy approach to learning reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Using the “I do, we do, you do” philosophy, students see reading and w写作以他们为榜样,与老师分享阅读和写作,都是通过指导完成的 引导阅读和写作,独立练习,积极参与拼读和单词 study. Students are reading to learn. Students are exposed to both fiction and non-fiction text which includes social studies and science content. Rich discussions and frequent sharing of ideas are also 作为学习的一部分,我们强调听力和口语技能的发展. 

Mathematics-– Students learn math from a conceptual perspective using critical thinking and reasoning. Math topics covered include operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations in base 10, fractions, measurement and data, and geometry. Students explore math 通过探究、运用数学语言、玩数学游戏以及老师的建模 math concepts and guided practice for students along the way. Students tackle word problems having frequent opportunities to share their pathway to the final answer. Their thinking and solution path is just as important as the answer. 

Social Studies The focus in grade 3 is communities around the world. Students learn about geography and why it matters. They also learn about how culture, geography and history 塑造一个社区,探索世界社区,了解他们是如何相同的,以及如何 they are different. 所有这些都是通过阅读、写作、讨论和基于项目的学习来完成的. 

Science – All students are curious about the world they live in. They are scientists. 科学帮助学生了解他们周围的世界,调查和解释为什么和 how things happen. We encourage our students to observe, ask questions, collect data, construct explanations, predict, experiment, reach conclusions and share their findings. Topics covered in 三年级包括生命周期、遗传性状、生物间多样性、生物 dependence/interdependence, climate and physical science.

GRADE 4

Literacy-. 十大信誉网赌网站 uses the Balanced Literacy approach to learning reading, writing , listening and speaking skills. Using the “I do, we do, you do” philosophy, students see reading and w写作以他们为榜样,与老师分享阅读和写作,都是通过指导完成的 引导阅读和写作,独立练习,积极参与拼读和单词 study. Students are reading to learn. Students are exposed to both fiction and non-fiction text which includes social studies and science content. Rich discussions and frequent sharing of ideas are also a 学习的一部分,我们强调听力和口语技能的发展. 

Mathematics-. Students learn math from a conceptual perspective using critical thinking and reasoning. Math topics covered include operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations in base 10, fractions, measurement and data, and geometry. Students explore math 通过探究、运用数学语言、玩数学游戏以及老师的建模 math concepts and guided practice for students along the way. Students tackle word problems having frequent opportunities to share their pathway to the final answer. Their thinking and solution path is just as important as the answer. 

Social Studies--Students in grade four focus on New York State and Local History. They 研究纽约州的地理,纽约州的第一批土著居民, 殖民和革命时期,美国的早期和纽约州如何 played an important role in helping to shape the new nation. Students learn through reading, writing, discussion and through projects. They are exposed to primary and secondary source materials as they learn to think like historians. 

Science – All students are curious about the world they live in. They are scientists. 科学帮助学生了解他们周围的世界,调查和解释为什么和 how things happen. We encourage our students to observe, ask questions, collect data, construct explanations, predict, experiment, reach conclusions and share their findings. Topics covered in grade 4 include light energy, energy and information transfer around physical and mechanical systems, waves, weathering and erosion over long periods of time and the relationship between energy and natural resources.

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