At Metropolitan School we approach the kindergarten years as a time of preparation, establishing a foundation of knowledge and skills that will prepare them for success as they matriculate through the grades and graduate.
Our first goal is to ensure our program offers opportunities for students to grow socially and emotionally through center-based and small group learning experiences designed to nurture their ability to share, cooperate and communicate with others, as well as to increasingly learn how to self-manage their social behaviors and self-regulate their emotional reactions to events around them. Our second goal is to ensure students exit the kindergarten program academically prepared for grade one and beyond.
What do kindergarten students learn in English Language Arts?
Initially, they will learn the alphabet and the basic features of letters and words, after which they will break down spoken and written words into syllables and letters and identify the sounds each letter makes. These important skills enable students to learn new words and to read and understand simple books and stories.
In kindergarten, students will hear stories and poems. Additionally, they will learn about history, the world, science, and other areas. Here are just a few examples of how your child will develop important reading skills across grade levels.
- – With help from the teacher, students retell stories, including key details.
- – With help from the teacher, students name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
What do kindergarten students learn in Mathematics?
Kindergarten students focus primarily on two important areas. The first is learning numbers and what numbers represent. The second is addition and subtraction. Students will also learn to identify and work with shapes.
Students will work with numbers and learn to think of ten as a unit—important building blocks for understanding place value. They will count to 100 by ones and tens and come to understand that numbers from 11 to 19 contain a ten and some leftover ones (for example, 14=10+4).
What learning experiences do kindergarten students have with science, social studies, and specialist subjects?
Through our theme-based approach to teaching and learning at Metropolitan School we offer students an integrated introduction to English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies within a homeroom setting, while also offering students specialist subject instruction in physical education, art, music, and French, as well as Arabic and religion studies as prescribed by Egypt Ministry of Education.