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Curriculum Guide

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Category: PYP

Literacy, PK3

Learning about literacy is a fundamental skill for all of our Lower School students. This is especially true for our Pre-Kindergarten three-year-olds. Within PK3, students are introduced to phonemic awareness authentically through daily classroom routines and activities. These include small group centers, one-on-one time with their teacher as well as learning different poems and songs to help promote letter recognition. For writing skills, PK3 students gain exposure to the Phonics units of st... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Literacy, JK

Building on skills learned in PK3, our Junior Kindergarten students focus on phonemic awareness authentically through daily classroom routines and activities. Additionally, they learn to recognize and spell snap words and high-frequency sight words, understand rhyming words, and express their learning through pictures and sentences in writing journals. Students also participate in morning meeting messages from teachers to students and daily read-aloud books and independent book choices. Commu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math, PK

In PK-4th grade, we use the Everyday Math curriclum from the University of Chicago. In PK, math skills focus include number recognition and counting. Building upon these foundational skills, PK students also learn to connect numbers to quantities through one-to-one correspondence and even beginning concepts of adding together and taking away. All of this is taught through both direct instruction small group lessons and incorporated organically in daily routines such as group time, work time, ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math, JK

In Junior Kindergarten, math skills include building on previous knowledge. By taking number recognition and counting to a new level, students apply their learning and explore deeper concepts such as operations, measurement, graphing, higher level patterning, and positions and spatial relationships. All of this is taught through both direct instruction small group lessons and incorporated organically in daily routines such as group time, work time, and free play with classroom manipulatives. ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math, SK

Students continue to build on mathematical skills from the previous school year, and practice skills as well as gain new skills through math centers. All activities are taught through large and small groups as well as partner games to practice skills as well as work one-on-one with their teacher. Topics covered include numeration, operations and computation, data and chance, measurement, geometry and patterns, functions and algebra. Specific skills for this grade can be found at http://everyd... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math, Grade 1

Students continue to build on mathematical skills from the previous school year, and practice skills as well as gain new skills through math centers. All activities are taught through large and small groups as well as partner games to practice skills as well as work one-on-one with their teacher. Topics covered include numeration, operations and computation, data and chance, measurement, geometry and patterns, functions and algebra. Specific skills for this grade can be found at http://everyd... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math, Grade 2

Math- Students continue to build on mathematical skills from the previous school year, and practice skills as well as gain new skills through math centers. All activities are taught through large and small groups as well as partner games to practice skills as well as work one-on-one with their teacher. Topics covered include numeration, operations and computation, data and chance, measurement, geometry and patterns, functions and algebra. Specific skills for this grade can be found at http://... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math, Grade 3

Math- Students continue to build on mathematical skills from the previous school year, and practice skills as well as gain new skills through math centers. All activities are taught through large and small groups as well as partner games to practice skills as well as work one-on-one with their teacher. Topics covered include numeration, operations and computation, data and chance, measurement, geometry and patterns, functions and algebra. Specific skills for this grade can be found at http://... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math, Grade 4

Students continue to build on mathematical skills from the previous school year, and practice skills as well as gain new skills through math centers. All activities are taught through large and small groups as well as partner games to practice skills as well as work one-on-one with their teacher. Topics covered include numeration, operations and computation, data and chance, measurement, geometry and patterns, functions and algebra. Specific skills for this grade can be found at http://everyd... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Science, PK3 - SK

In PK3-SK, science is incorporated into the Units of Inquiry. When applicable, our science expert, Dr. Frassinelli, visits the EC classes and participates in experiments with them in their classrooms. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Science, Grade 1 - Grade 4

Students in grades 1-4 connect their classroom science learning through units of inquiry and apply their knowledge when they go to the LS science lab 2 times in a 7 day rotation. Our experienced science teacher, Dr. Frassinelli, guides students through a science teaching model that includes hands-on science labs and partner work. It truly becomes one of our LS students’ highlights of their day. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

World Languages, Grade 1 - Grade 4

All Lausanne Lower school students benefit from daily language instruction. Having gained a strong foundation in both Mandarin and Spanish in the early childhood years, students in grades 1-4 expand on their language skills. In these lower school grades, studetns receive daily Mandarin or Spanish from native speakers through an alternating language scheduled. 1st grade students receive 4 days of Mandarin and 3 days of Spanish instruction of 30 minutes each. Our world language teachers follow ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Co-Curricular, PK3

Knowing that PK students benefit most from less transitions, our youngest Lynx begin a co-curricular rotation by attending classes 5 out of 7 days of the rotation. They receive instruction from skilled specialist teachers in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Library. All Co-curricular teachers apply learning from the classroom instruction to their specialty area curriculum. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Co-Curricular, Grade JK - Grade 4

1st-4th grade students take part in a full 7 day co-curricular rotation, as they travel to a specialty class each school day. In addition to a STEAM class, ANTS (Acquiring New Technology Skills) LS Lynx also receive instruction from skilled specialist teachers in Art, Music and Physical Education. All Co-curricular teachers apply learning from the classroom instruction to their specialty area curriculum. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16