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?

Creative Curriculum

Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Creative Curriculum helps teachers create a high-quality learning environment and build a thorough understanding of best practices. Teachers plan and manage every movement of your child’s day. Through studies, which are hands-on, project-based investigations, The Creative Curriculum helps teachers build children’s confidence, creative and critical thinking skills, and promote positive outcomes.

Parts of a daily lesson might include:

  • Warming Up
  • Oral Language
  • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
  • Alphabetic principle
  • How the Alphabet Works
  • Getting Ready to Read
  • Selection Summary
  • Before Reading
  • During Reading
  • After Reading
  • Enjoying the Story
  • Think and Share
  • Print and Book Awareness
  • Talk about the Poem
  • Developing Writing
  • Across the Curriculum
  • Workshop Centers
  • Unit Project
  • Technology

Each lesson is intended to encompass all areas of your child’s development including social emotional, language and communication, physical development, and cognition and general knowledge of math, science, social studies, and art.

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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.

French

Salut Sophie is the curriculum being use by the Grade 1 learners. What is Salut Sophie? This curriculum is a well written, tried and tested scheme. The scheme focuses on a French pupil, Sophie, at an international school in Paris, and her friends. As the scheme unfolds, pupils will be introduced to Sophie, her family, her international classmates and her life.

Most instructions are written in French. However, throughout the first units, a ‘shadow’ English translation is given.

The KG1 students will be introduced to the MFL “Mordern french Language” through Nursery Rhymes We sing them, read them, act them out and teach with them.What is definite is that nursery rhymes are a tried and true method of capturing inspiring young minds and engaging them with literacy. Short and sweet, they help children to learn language formation. They contribute to a child’s spatial development when used with music and movement. Nursery rhymes also contain moral lessons to teach.

KG2 student’s curriculum is based on an activity ABC French book, which gives the knowledge of the alphabets, sounds, words and basic instructions. Different stories and nursery rhymes will be used to improve the vocabulary.

Science 

The performance expectations in kindergarten help students formulate answers to questions such as: “What happens if you push or pull an object harder? Where do animals live and why do they live there? What is the weather like today and how is it different from yesterday?” Kindergarten performance expectations include PS2, PS3, LS1, ESS2, ESS3, and ETS1 Disciplinary Core Ideas from the NRC Framework . Students are expected to develop understanding of patterns and variations in local weather and the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather. Students are able to apply an understanding of the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object to analyze a design solution. Students are also expected to develop understanding of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive and the relationship between their needs and where they live. The crosscutting concepts of patterns; cause and effect; systems and system models; interdependence of science, engineering, and technology; and influence of engineering, technology, and science on society and the natural world are called out as organizing concepts for these disciplinary core ideas. In the kindergarten performance expectations, students are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in asking questions, developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Students are expected to use these practices to demonstrate understanding of the core ideas.

Art 

For EC Art Curriculum we follow the Core Standards in an engaged classroom that focuses on cultivating creativity and activating the imagination.

Music

The Early Childhood Music at Met provides students with musical learning experiences which seek to maintain a balance between musical knowledge and performance skills.

  • Students read, notate, listen to, analyze, and describe music and other aural information, using the terminology of music.
  • Creating, performing, and participating in music.
  • Students apply vocal and instrumental musical skills in performing a varied repertoire of music.
  • Use developmentally appropriate movements in responding to music from various genres and periods (rhythm).
  • Responding to, analyzing, and making judgments about works of music.
  • Create movements in response to music.
  • They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills.
  • Improvise songs to accompany games and playtime activities.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of music as a part of daily life.