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Kindergarten 3

Kindergarten 3 serves as the students introduction into the heart of school life with a more formalized and structured approach to the learning experience. The curriculum for this year forms the culmination of their years within the Dadi Early Learning Center.

By the completion of preschool 3, the children will be able to achieve the following:


1) Communication, language and literacy

A. Listening

- Listen attentively to a speaker
- Recognize the importance of being a good listener
- Show courtesy when others speak
- Recognize and classify words with common initial and last sounds
- Listen for rhyming words
- Play games involving sounds
- Follow music in games
- Follow more complex oral direction? e.g. instructions involving more than one component such as Put the orange ball in the box and put the box in the cupboard.
- Listen attentively to stories and songs on tapes or read by a teacher
- Know names of classmates and teachers
- Respond to more complex questions or other conversation? e.g. Where does your teacher come from And What is your address?

B. Speaking

- Speak clearly and distinctly.
- Taking turns in talking and listening to others.
- Express ideas in complete sentences.
- Give full name, addresses and telephone numbers? also integrated into social studies and map work.
- Use polite language.
- Participate in creative drama, puppetry and role-playing activities.
- Dictate sentences for learning experience stories.
- Participate spontaneously in speaking situations.

C. Reading

- Interpret pictures
- Sequence pictures to form a story
- Distinguish likeness and differences in colors, shapes, letters and direction
- Recognize that printed words visually represent the spoken word
- Follow left to right sequencing
- Match words with pictures
- Recognize number and color words
- Match initial letter sounds with pictures
- Identify the main idea in pictures
- Make inferences
- Predict outcomes
- Distinguish between real .and imaginary events
- Learn the usual sounds of consonants and vowels
- Remember what was read
- Develop a love of books and an eagerness to read
- Recognize basic sight words
- Read simple sentences clearly and with a degree of fluency


In the final year of preschool the students are encouraged to utilize the knowledge they have learnt in the previous two years and begin to form simple sentences. The focus is on the students? ability to express them selves freely and we aim to engender in the students a love of writing.

- Form simple sentences
- Capitalize proper names and the pronoun I
- Capitalize the initial letter in a sentence and add a full-stop at the end
- Write left to right
- Hold writing instruments correctly
- Space letters and words correctly
- Place letters properly on the line
- Use an acceptable sitting and hand position when writing
- Trace the basic strokes used in writing numbers and letters
- Identify and write correctly the uppercase and lowercase letters of the manuscript - lphabet
- Enjoy producing clear, attractive and legible handwriting

E. Spelling

- Notice that words are composed of different letters in sequence
- Know the alphabet in sequence

2) Science/Health

A. Animals

- Name and classify a wide range of animals
- Identify and mimic characteristics of selected animals
- Identify natural habitat and dwelling of selected animals
- Form a basic awareness of the food chain and the foods that certain animals eat
- Study, identify and name some products we get from animals
- Match baby animals with the parents and examine the life cycle of selected animals (e.g. Butterfly)

B. Plants

In this year students will get the opportunity to grow their own plant to chart its growth cycle.

- Identify and label the various parts of a plant
- Sequence the growth cycle of a plant
- State the basic function of the parts of a plant
- Name the things that a plant needs for proper growth and survival
- Form an awareness of the uses and functions of plants? e.g. as a food source, to make clothes etc.

C. Earth Science

- Draw pictures and describe weather conditions
- Examine the functions of air? e.g. for plant and animal survival
- Identify the Thai seasons and compare with the European/American seasons? comparison is through actual identification of the current Thai seasons plus pictorial representations of the temperate climate season changes.
- Form an awareness of the environment and the necessity for conserving natural resources? through physical models.
- Become aware of the effects of light and heat from the sun
- Gain an awareness of the physical attributes of our earth and its place within the solar system. This will be at a very basic level but students should begin to have an awareness of space.

D. Physical Science

- Classify samples of matter into solids, liquids and gases
- Distinguish and classify a variety of physical attributes such as shape, size, texture and odor
- Examine the effect of magnetic force

E. Health & Body

- Identify the parts of the body and define function
- Keep track of growth in height and weight during the year
- Define good and bad habits and how to improve them
- Discuss the importance of good eating habits, exercise and sleep
- Understand how to care for skin, eyes, ears and teeth
- Follow good safety habits

3) Mathematics

A. Position

- Identify top, middle and bottom
- Identify inside and out
- Identify left and right

B. Classification

- Classify objects according to color, size and shape
- Classify objects by other common attributes

C. Patterns and comparison

- Recognise and continue a pattern

- Identify sets that have the same number

- Identify which of two sets has more or fewer objects

- Solve a problem by using a physical or pictorial model

D. Numbers 1-10

- Identify sets of objects from 1-10

- Write the numerals for sets of 1-10 objects

- Order and identify numerals 1-10
- Count in both forward and reverse order activities such as ?Space Rocket Life-Off and counting the children down to their seats aid the reverse number order process.

- Identify ordinal position to 10th place? through place games.

- Recognise and match words with numerals

- Add and subtract two figures

E. Numbers 10-100

- Count from 1-100

- Recognise and write numerals 1-100

- Count in multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10

F. Comparing and measuring

- Identify and state comparatives and superlatives relating to size and shape

- Measure length and weight using arbitrary units

- Recognise which container holds more or less

- Use a ruler to measure basic classroom objects

- Utilize basic graphs and sets to compare numbers of objects

G. Geometry and Fractions

- Identify basic shapes and relate to shapes seen around us

- Draw basic shapes from verbal and written instruction

- Place similar shapes objects onto sets

- Recognise and apply fractions? and

H. Time

- Order events through picture ordering and verbal descriptions

- Identify which activities take more or less time

- Construct a basic pictorial timetable of events

- Tell the time using both an analogue and digital clock

- Draw a basic clock and show the time according to verbal or written instruction

I. Money

- Give the value of Thai coins

- Given the combined value of a set of coins

- Use money in everyday situations

4) Social Studies

A. Social Awareness

- Identify and accept responsibility as a family member

- Identify role and function of the family and its individual members

- Take responsibility for caring for room and belongings whether at home or at school

- Practice good manners whether at home, at school or in public

- Identify family recreational activities

- Demonstrate sharing

- Identify ways of resolving conflict

- Cooperate in a group

- Identify appropriate and inappropriate behaviour for the home regarding safety and manners

- List skills leant from family members

- List class and school rules and define expected behaviour from both self and teachers

B. School

- State the function of school and why they attend

- Identify things learnt at school

- Identify places within the school building

- Identify some of the teachers and administration staff

C. The Community and Work

- Identify basic occupations from pictures and state the function of that individual

- State what work is performed by known individuals e.g. parents

- Identify the correct behaviour for use with strangers and which people they can turn to for assistance (e.g. policemen)

- Identify individual role within the community

D. Geographic Awareness

- Identify a globe as representing the earth on which we live

- Show the position of Thailand and the countries where they and their classmates come from

- Distinguish between water and land areas on a globe or map and identify the north and south poles

- Recognise the purpose and function of a map and carry out basic map work

E. Environmental Awareness

- Organise and dispose of refuse

- Tell how to protect the environment from pollution

- State ways in which to protect the environment

F. Holidays and Special Days

- Identify traditional symbols of holidays and special days

- Identify customs and traditions of holidays and special days

G. The Global Community

- Form an awareness of our place within society

- Examine the diversity of cultures both within Thailand and globally

5) Music

- Sing with a pleasing and unforced quality
- Sing with expression
- Distinguish between tone and noise
- Develop attentive listening to music
- Respond to music with large, free movements
- Participate in action songs and singing games
- Keep a steady beat on rhythm instruments
- Learn the words and tune to a wide range of age-appropriate songs

6) Art

- Appropriate use of art materials

- Work independently and cooperatively in producing art work

- Relate art to all areas of the curriculum

- Work with a wide variety of art media and processes

- Create recognisable objects utilising art media

- Work freely and with a large degree of creative expression

7) Physical Education

- Develop a degree of ball control with regard to catching and throwing
- Bounce a ball to a partner and catch it in return
- Kick a stationary or rolling ball
- Participate in classroom and outside group games following directions
- Care for sports equipment and follow rules regarding sports activities
- Develop a love for swimming and participate actively in pool activities

8) Thai Language and Culture

- Correct use of Thai greetings and behavior
- Be aware of the importance of the King and Queen of Thailand and show respect for customs and traditions
- Identify the Thai flag
- Know the letters of the Thai alphabet
- Know common fruits and flowers
- Say numbers and colors