Curriculum Guide - pk3
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Curriculum Guide

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Category: pk3

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

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

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

World Languages, PK3 - SK

Lausanne students benefit from daily language instruction. Understanding that the young brain learns new languages at a much higher rate than older, our early childhood students receive daily language instruction. In grades PK-SK, students receive daily Mandarin and Spanish from native speakers. Our world language teachers follow the learning goals of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching of Foreign Language). These national standards are taught under through the “5 C’s”- Comm... 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