WELCOME TO GIS K/4
GiS’s four-year-old kindergarten program (K/4) strives to provide a warm and friendly learning environment through the use of a wide range of media and materials.
At GiS (GREGG International School) we strongly believe that each child is unique with individual abilities, experiences and needs. As such, GiS provides a unique curriculum designed to foster exploration, self-expression and positive learning experiences to help each child grow emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically.
Throughout each school week, our K/4 students experience reading readiness and language arts, mathematics, and an introduction to science.
YOUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE STARTS NOW!
Activities introduce and broaden basic understanding of number concepts. Children enjoy learning about the variety of applications that numbers provide in their lives. Included in the coursework are classification and ordering of objects according to their quantitative attributes. Experimentation with the quantitative differences between objects by using various measuring tools help children discover measurement relationships and their practical applications. Classroom work involves a variety of games and activities that stimulate interest in mathematics.
Use textbooks from the U.S. Develop and expand pre-reading skills by recognizing the synchronization between verbalizing the written text and the pictorial representation. Opportunities abound for the children to relate, or dramatize, their own versions of the narratives covered. Introduction to the elements of a narrative, focusing on character, setting and plot, becomes a means to assess a child’s comprehension capability. Ample time is allowed to discuss freely the stories and their meanings.
Use textbooks from the U.S. Pre-writing skills are nurtured by showing the diversity of human expression that’s possible through the written language. Form and function of the alphabet are carefully introduced. The connection between an idea and its symbolic expression is further explored as children develop confidence in putting their thoughts down on paper using techniques such as simulated script and random spellings. As their confidence in symbolic expression grows, children work toward conventional handwriting as the alphabet is mastered.
Begin to acquire scientific knowledge through careful observation and simple experiments. Learning the techniques of scientific methods through hands-on experience helps lay a strong foundation for the child’s future excursions into the world of science. As understanding grows about the physical and organic aspects to the world around them, children become inspired by the satisfaction felt in gaining knowledge through discovery and invention.
The ultimate objective is to affirm in the children their own intrinsic value as human beings. The classroom atmosphere becomes conducive to raising the awareness in each child that, regardless of our differences, everyone is important and possesses desirable attributes. Classroom activities reinforce the message that human life is precious, and each child can make meaningful contributions to our world.
Cooking, Art, Gardening and Handsーon Activities, as well as Music, which includes voice training, rhythm, music instruments, as well as dancing.
Elevate the child love for introductory reading and writing.
Quench the thirst of curiosity about nature through field trips.
Learn to put to use mathematical skills in daily life.
Acquire leadership skills and develop teamwork through play.
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K/4 COURSE SCHEDULE
- 8:45-9:00 : Arrival
- 9:00-10:00 : Good Morning (Learning Center)
- 10:00-10:30 : Circle Time
- 10:30-11:00 : Math
- 11:00-11:15 : Snack Time
- 11:15-12:00 : Outside Time
- 12:00-12:30 : Music / Phonics
- 12:30-13:30 : Lunch Time / Free Play
- 13:30-14:00 : Language Arts/Social Studies/Art/Science
- 14:00-14:30 : Story Time/Discussion
- 14:30 : Good Bye