PRIMARY PRESCHOOL CLASS
3 - 6 Years Old
Pikake primary class encourages children to explore and discover, to collaborate with classmates and to take ownership of their education. In a peaceful and loving classroom environment, children will work with lots of Montessori hands-on activities which engage the process of learning. Along with Montessori methods, we offer monthly unit studies and three language class choices of Japanese, English, or Bilingual (Japanese & English).
Japanese Class: There are 2 Japanese speaking teachers who interact and guide our children.
English Class: There are 2 English speaking teachers who interact and guide our children.
Bilingual Class: There is 1 English speaking teacher and 1 Japanese speaking teacher who interact and guide our children.
LEARNING AREAS IN PRIMARY CLASSROOM
Practical Life: Children learn daily-life skills, including taking care of self and environment, preparing snacks, manners, being kind and helpful, and resolving conflicts peacefully.
Sensorial: Through their different senses, children refine skills in perceiving the world. Sensorial activities help children develop the ability to classify, sort and discriminate, which prepares students for math, geometry, and language.
Math: Children learn to identify numerals and associate them to quantities, understand place-value and the base-10 system, and practice operations. With an exploratory approach and learning through experience, children gain a firm understanding about math facts.
Language: Each classroom is equipped with hands-on activities to help children develop skills needed for writing and reading. As children acquire vocabulary, they learn letter sounds, how to combine sounds to make words, and how to build sentences.
Culture: This area includes zoology, geography, science, art, music, history, and peace study, which are integrated into our curriculum. Children start learning from their own class community, and then, the world around them. Learning about different people, places, and cultures help them to understand, appreciate, and respect the diversity of the world and all living things.