We understand that middle school students learn best when they enjoy the experience of learning and feel comfortable, free, and safe. In our middle school, we aim to provide the skills, knowledge, and understanding for our students to become successful life-long learners.
The American Curriculum is only one part of our school project, and our focus is always on the needs and happiness of each student. We firmly believe that school days should be the happiest days of everyone’s life, and we work hard to make sure that is true for all our students.
Instruction in Middle School is focused on developing foundational skills that prepare students for learning the all content areas. The students are exposed to a rich and meaningful curriculum that meets the needs of the children growing in an international environment.
We follow the American Curriculum with some of the content adapted and enhanced to include the Thai culture and the international diversity of our students.
We are expanding the content to deliver an extensive and generous foundation in many areas, such as literacy, mathematics, technology, and arts. Our Middle School standards call on students to practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real-world issues and challenges.
They prepare students to think and reason mathematically. The standards set a rigorous definition of college and career readiness not by piling topic upon topic, but by demanding that students develop a depth of understanding and ability to apply mathematics to novel situations, as college students and employees regularly do.
The English language arts standards require certain critical content for all students, appropriately, the remaining crucial decisions about what content should be taught are made considering the multiculturalism of our students. In addition to content coverage, the standards require that students systematically acquire knowledge in literature and other disciplines through reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Academic Vocabulary Development
The program builds academic vocabulary using these important concepts: describe, compare and contrast, and classify colors, geometric shapes, family members, food, jobs, vehicles, buildings, and position.
Observation lessons involve concrete examples using detailed photographs to develop observation skills. The student book provides activities that students may use to clarify their thinking and learning by peer and class discussion.
Spatial Thinking Skills
• Describing Shapes – naming shapes, finding shapes to match a description, describing characteristics of a shape
• Similarities and Differences – matching and combining shapes, producing equal figures, figure completion
• Sequences – recognizing and producing the next figure in a sequence
• Classification – classifying by shape and/or color, forming classes, depicting overlapping classes
• Using positional and directional words
Verbal Thinking Skills
• Describing – matching a picture to a description, describing people, animals, or objects shown in pictures, part/whole analysis
• Similarities and Differences – selecting similar people, animals, or objects, explaining similarities and differences
• Sequences – ranking objects or people by a significant characteristic
• Classifications – explaining characteristics of a class, exceptions, sorting into classes
This book teaches the characteristics outlined in its mental models needed to describe or define a concept.
How We Know It Works
• Increased scores on language proficiency and cognitive abilities tests
• Increased scores on normed or criterion-referenced achievement tests
• Proficient student writing
• Increased number of students placed in advanced classes and subsequent successful performance
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