The transformative learning process at SAIS is designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Each day is filled with opportunities to experience new educational and social situations to further development. Our teachers create a safe and open setting, where they can guide students in exploring the world around them.
The Math curriculum for kindergarteners include teaching them to recognize the relationship between numbers and quantities, understand types of shapes, complete the basic math such as additions and subtraction, and understand the different denominations of money.
Kindergarteners recognized the capital and lower case of the alphabets, discriminate between words, letters, and sentences, and able to sort and identify common words in basic categories. Students know how spell words by using the understanding of the sound of the alphabets and listen and respond to stories based on themes, well-known character, plots, and settings.
Students understand the basic concept of properties of materials, types of plants and animals inhabit the earth. They learn basic of physical sciences, life sciences, earth sciences, and scientific principles of experimentation and investigation.
Students in kindergarten are introduced to basic temporal, spatial, and causal relationships, emphasizing the historical and geographic connections between the world long time ago and the world today. The stories of extraordinary and ordinary people help describe the continuity and range of human experience and introduce the concepts of self-control, courage, heroism, deliberation, justice, leadership, and individual responsibility.
Kindergarteners discuss visual and tactile perceptions of the natural and human-made world, then identify colors by name and describe objects by relative size and color. Students create patterns and three-dimensional arrangements and demonstrate beginning skill in the use of materials such as pencils, crayon, paints, and clay to create work of art.
The Physical Education for kindergarteners includes demonstrating the movement patterns and motor skills needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health performance and utilize knowledge of sociological and psychological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
The focus on health education standards is on teaching the skills that enable students to make healthy choices and avoid high-risk behaviors. Kindergarteners recognized and name the variety of healthy food.
Thai Language and Culture
Students learn Thai language and culture though activities, assignments, song, and games. They Indicate and write Thai alphabets, numbers and vowels. At the same time, students use vocabulary in a sentence and understand rhyming words.
Students increase their facility with the four basic arithmetic operations applied to decimals, fractions, positive and negative numbers. They recognized the common measuring units to determine area and length and use formulas to determine the volume of simple geometric figures. Students learn how to use a compass and protractor to solve problems and know the concept of angle measurement. They use tables, grids, chart, and graphs to analyze and record data.
By the end of grade five, students understand and read grade-level-appropriate material. They connect and describe essential ideas, perspectives, and arguments of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, purpose, and organization. They read and response to culturally or historically significant works of literature. Students learn how to write clear, coherent, and focused essays, where essays contain formal introduction, supporting sentences, and precise conclusion.
Students know the elements and their combinations account for all the carried types of matter in the world, and that water on Earth moves between land and ocean through the processes of condensation and evaporation. They learn that animals and plants have structures for respiration, waste disposal, digestion, and transport of materials.
Elementary students study the development of the nation up to 1850. They learn about the colonial government founded on Judeo Christian principles, the English traditions of self-government, and the ideals of the Enlightenment. They know that ours is a nation that has a constitution that derives its power from the people, that once sanctioned slavery, that has gone through a revolution, that experienced a westward movement that took its people across the continent, and that experienced conflict over land with the original inhabitants.
By the end of Grade five, students learn to analyze, process, and response to sensory information through the language and skills unique to the visual arts. They understand and make judgments about the historical contributions and cultural dimensions of the visual arts. Students apply what they learn in the visual arts to other arts forms and subject areas and to careers.
Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance. They utilize knowledge of sociological and psychological concepts, strategies, and principles that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
Students learn the essential concepts where they identify physical, mental, academic, and social benefits of regular physical activity. They use decision making skills and goal setting skills to enhance health and apply internal communication skills to avoid health risks. Students analyze the influences of family, peers, technology, media, and other factors on health behavior.
Thai Language and Culture
Students learn to read Thai poetry and literature while being able to explain explicit and implicit meaning of words, sentences, texts and idioms. They write creatively with appropriate words then express knowledge from what they learn in front of the class. Students understand the meaning of words, idioms, dialects and loan words.