El- Massria Integrated Schools
 
 
 

KG2

Language Arts
The Language Arts program provides instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and the structure of language. Instruction is carried out in a whole class setting, in small groups and on an individual basis where appropriate. A variety of methods and materials are used to teach basic skills, extend thinking and promote and refine the language development of our students.

A wide range of techniques and methods emphasizing literature are used to teach Language Arts. Commercially produced materials are utilized in conjunction with teacher and student made materials to teach and develop skills appropriate to the age and development of each child.

Students learn, develop and refine their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through practice with their teacher and via peer support. A literature based approach to teaching exposes students to great works of children's literature, promoting critical reading, thinking and discussion skills as a love of reading is fostered.

Reading
They develop a variety of skills by building cities with blocks, creating their own music with musical instruments and setting up a restaurant with a variety of materials to sell their special creations. The dress up center helps them to develop their imaginations by donning the costumes of kings and queens, acting out their own stories while the water table allows them to sail their boats to distant lands.

It is our belief that our Kindergarten students need to be active participants in their own learning. Our teachers' role is to assist their students by observing their interests and strengths and providing the materials and time for them to explore and develop.

Our classrooms are set up in a way that invites students to design a robot on the computer or read a book at the library corner.

The curriculum provided to our Kindergarten students is woven into the projects and activities of the day. Social integration and the development of positive social skills is an integral part of our academic program. Our students learn to share and be supportive of each other while working together collaboratively on projects and classroom activities. They form strong friendships, their classmates and teachers becoming their family during the school hours.

Our students acquire English skills through interaction with their teachers, assistants and classmates. They have many opportunities to develop physically with regular Physical Education activities and a wonderful play area made up of climbing bars, slides and a make believe castle. Music is encouraged and skills are developed on a daily basis, our students performing in school wide concerts as well as before smaller audiences.

At EIS we strive to ensure that our students' first year of their new school life is enjoyable, productive and stress free. We hope it will provide a positive basis for the remainder of their academic lives.

Language Arts
The Language Arts program provides instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and the structure of language. Instruction is carried out in a whole class setting, in small groups and on an individual basis where appropriate. A variety of methods and materials are used to teach basic skills, extend thinking and promote and refine the language development of our students.

A wide range of techniques and methods emphasizing literature are used to teach Language Arts. Commercially produced materials are utilized in conjunction with teacher and student made materials to teach and develop skills appropriate to the age and development of each child.

Students learn, develop and refine their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through practice with their teacher and via peer support. A literature based approach to teaching exposes students to great works of children's literature, promoting critical reading, thinking and discussion skills as a love of reading is fostered.

Reading
Through our literature based approach to teaching and learning our Kindergarten students are exposed to the written word to develop their literacy and readings skills.

By the end of Kindergarten II it is anticipated that our students will be able to :

  • identify character, setting conflict and solutions
  • match and write upper and lower case letters
  • identify rhyming sounds and words
  • sort and classify pictures and objects into categories
  • retell and organize a familiar story into sequence
  • show interest in books and stories
  • recognize and read their first and last names and simple vocabulary
  • understand concepts of print including left to right progression and top to bottom orientation using pictures, objects or text

Writing and Handwriting
By the end of the school year Kindergarten II students will be able to:

  • attach meaning to pictures via print
  • hear and record sounds in words
  • practice writing by copying print
  • legibly form upper and lower case manuscript letters
  • legibly form the numerals 0 - 20
  • use inventive spelling

Speaking and Listening
During the school year our students will be encouraged to:

  • express ideas clearly
  • make relevant contributions to group discussions
  • participate in the interpretation of literature through art and music
  • understand how to take turns in conversational situations
  • tell a story to describe their drawings

Fine Motor Development
By the end of Kindergarten II it is anticipated that our students will be able to:

  • demonstrate motor skills including cutting, gluing, trading, coloring and folding
  • demonstrate self-help skills including dressing, zipping, buttoning, tying and snapping
  • demonstrate pencil control

Math
The learning of Math is an active process. Manipulatives are used to connect conception to procedural understanding.

By the end of the school year students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of sets and whole numbers
  • measure and compare the length, weight, mass, capacity and temperature of objects and demonstrate an awareness of the passage of time
  • identify the characteristics of two dimensional shapes and three dimensional objects
  • recognize and use patterns
  • collect, display and interpret data in daily activities
  • show a willingness to persevere in solving problems
  • identify a clock as a means of measuring time

Social Studies and Social Development
Social Studies concepts and skills are developed throughout the elementary school years in an ever-broadening perspective. In Kindergarten II emphasis is placed on understanding the role of individuals within the family, school and community.

Map and globe skills are introduced as the student begins to understand how groups of people interrelate and depend on each other. Current events and important national, international holidays and celebrations are discussed.

By the end of Kindergarten II students are expected to be able to:

  • show an individual awareness of self as a member of the family and community
  • name and understand the role of community helpers
  • show awareness of different cultures
  • play and work co-operatively
  • respect themselves, others and the environment
  • share and take turns
  • seek appropriate amounts of adult attention
  • follow classroom rules
  • accept the roles of leaders and followers
  • display self-control
  • accept responsibility for behavior and work
  • make good decisions

Science
The Science program is presented as active, hands on subject.

By the end of the school year students are expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to explore and experiment
  • demonstrate an understanding of and care for the natural world
  • demonstrate an awareness of the characteristics and functions of some common materials
  • demonstrate an understanding of strategies for planning and organizing
  • recognize and use some common forms of technology
 
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