By Kindergarten, students begin to develop strong language foundations and developmental readiness, so focus shifts to more academic work, particularly in math (Singapore Math), language arts (Chinese reading) and English literacy. Individual work is differentiated to ensure that students are appropriately challenged.
Mixed Age Classrooms
The curriculum is differentiated by age, meaning that each student receives lessons that match their pace and maturity. Experience has taught us that mixed-age classrooms at Pre-K and Kindergarten levels foster cooperation and allows children to help each other. Older children develop leadership skills, responsibility for others, and pride in themselves by assisting their younger classmates. Younger children learn from their older peer models. By following the older children’s example, the younger children are able to challenge themselves and take on increasingly complex tasks.
Sample Kinder Schedule
|8:15 – 9:10||Playground Free Play + Snack|
|9:10 – 9:30||Morning Circle|
|9:30 – 10:30||Montessori Worktime: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math|
|10:30 – 11:30||Thematic Learning|
Exploration Stations, Language Arts, Math, Science, SEL,
Art, Music & Movement
|11:30-12:00||Music + Story Time|
|2:20-2:35||Theme-Based Story Time|
|3:15 – 5:15||After School Program|