The K1 program help students make sense of the world around them.
At Riverside the curriculum is designed/developed keeping in mind the age, developmental milestones and overall well-being of the child.
The ‘BIG IDEA’ for K1 is that:
“The students of K1 make sense of the world around them.”
This is done by building an understanding of how every form has a specific function.
Language: Using language to interact/communicate with the world.
Listening and Speaking: Developing the skills of comprehension and responding to information through:
- Retell story in sequence
- Answer questions about the story/events
- Question, compare and predict story events
- Relate book experience to life
- Imaginative dialogue (dictate ideas and stories created by self)
- Describing words for
- Print Concepts
- Treat books with care
- Hold books right side up and know that books are read from front to back, top to bottom
- Understand concept of title, author and illustrator
- Know that spoken words can be written and read, and written words can be spoken aloud
- Know that print is read from left to right
- Use pictures as clues to text
- Phonemic awareness – decoding Phonic sounds and application of the same in familiar and unfamiliar text
- Sight words – Text that do not have phonetic sound but need to be decoded as a whole word
- Informative text
- Understand that books are also to find information.
- Pattern writing
- Letter formation
Logical mathematical: Developing number sense
- Pre-math skills:
- Sorting: through the concepts of colours, shapes and sizes
- Sequencing (events, parts of the story, pictures, routines, etc.)
- Matching – what goes together.
- Number sense: (1 to 9)
- Number Operation (0-9): addition and subtraction
- Relevance in real life
- Mathematical representation of the problems and solving it
- Decoding the word problems and solving it
- Creating word problems for a given operation
- Ordinal Numbers (oral): 1st to 9th - Identifying the position of the objects
- Recognition of the parts of the day - morning, afternoon, evening and night
- Days and months
- Estimation and Verification through Measurement (using actual tools of measurement):
- Heavy and light
- Far and near
- More and less
- Long and short
Building General Awareness: will be done through generating and nurturing curiosity (provocation) and through the following units of inquiry:
The understanding goals and details will be sent through the emails of regular postings/MLV. Students will continue with the Interest Centers, Sports, Thinking Routines, Art and Craft etc as part of their program.
13th April 2013
- 18th April- Student Led Conference (SLC) followed by Potluck. This will be a last working day for K1 and K2 children.
- 30th April - Parents can have a look of the report card online at http://riverside.three60.in.
- 13th June- School reopens
- 13th- 30th June- School timings will be from 8 am to 1 pm
- 1st July onwards- Regular routine as per first term (Mon-Tue: 8 am to 3 pm and Wed to Fri: 8 am to 1 pm).
- K1 and K2 children had a gala time during the water play.
Language Concepts: Using language to interact/communicate with the world
The students are building awareness that knowing the sounds and recognizing letters helps them to decode words and make sense of the world around us. Towards the same, in this term we have started with the following introductions:
- Recap: Letters from A to Z
- Recap of sight words through a passage reading
- Recap of words and sentences through ‘Decoding as a skill’:
o Decoding small sentences
o Reading short passages
o Rigor- writing the sounds/words/sentences
Logical mathematical:Develops number sense
- Recap of all concepts of number sense and number operation:
o Using manipulative
o Story telling
- By teachers: To develop their listening skills
- By students: To develop their speaking skills
o Passing the parcel game, Hangman game and Oranges and Lemon game
o Building awareness about different animals that are seen at night
o Movie time: Ice Age 3, The Bugs Life and The Lion King
o Building concrete vocabulary