Children expand upon their knowledge of shapes, color, and color mixing and learn new ways to put shapes together. They experiment with paint, watercolors, cray pas, markers, clay, paper, wood, glue, and collaging materials. They learn about texture, size, balance, two- and three-dimensionality, parts of the body and face, negative space, moving images, and placing objects within a landscape or pattern. Fine motor skills are honed in each class. Large group projects, such as murals, teach sharing and collaboration. Children also learn to make choices, contribute ideas, and follow directions. The children work on fun, colorful art projects that they can enjoy and often play with for years to come.
Siam curriculum are aligned to state standards, however differ slightly from course objectives in that they are written in a student-friendly way to help build meaningful learning. Learning is shared with students to empower students to take ownership of their learning in the classroom, by reflecting on what they know and still have to learn. The targets are consistent across the district, which ensures that all students are receiving an enriching, challenging and rigorous mathematical experience in all classrooms. We encourage you to become familiar with your child's grade-level math Learning Targets, and encourage you to have discussions with your children about what they are learning in mathematics. As always, we continue to support a growth mindset approach, and use these learning targets as ways to support growth, while developing valuable critical thinking and problem-solving skill.
Siam international School’s curriculum is based on the Californian curriculum provided by the State of California, which is both rigorous, respected and recognized around the world. This means that any child attending our school will not only benefit from a rich and vibrant curriculum, but also parents will have peace of mind that their child can easily transition into any American or international school. This includes having their studies recognized by the most reputable universities. The curriculum is adapted to allow a more international perspective and include studies of the local language and heritage.
In our school’s science curriculum, students will be introduced to science concepts that build upon the knowledge and experiences that children already have, which enables them to connect to new concepts and skills. These concepts are taught using age-appropriate interactive activities, songs, and characters with engaging lesson plans. In the Inquiry module, students investigate and experiment with tools. The Physical Science module shows students how to describe objects and sort them by their physical properties. In the Life Science module, students observe and investigate plants and animals, gradually developing skills ready for high school.
In the earliest years of school, the social studies curriculum is oriented toward the family and the neighborhood, social relationships, and what might be called civic responsibilities. The social studies curriculum is also intended to give children the basis for interacting with and understanding people of other cultures, as well as the foundation for later studies in history and geography, our Curriculum is a social studies curriculum for a variety of aged students. This is an engaging social studies curriculum with young learners in mind! We encourage young learners to think “outside the box” and prove their thinking through hands-on and engaging learning experiences.