The Preschool Classroom
Our classrooms are carefully prepared environments, designed to encourage independence and build concentration and self-discipline. There are materials specifically designed for each of the five aforementioned subject areas, and these are accessible to all in the classroom. Children are introduced to these amterials via a well defined sequence, so that each exercise prepares the child for the next step in the curriculum. The furniture and shelves all child-sized and are arranged in such a way as to allow children to move freely and explore their environment, with their teacher directing them as needed.
我们的教室是精心准备的环境,旨在鼓励独立和建立浓度和自律。 有材料专门设计为每个5提到的主题领域,这些都可以在教室里。 孩子们介绍这些amterials通过一个定义良好的序列,以便每个运动准备孩子下一步的课程。 家具和货架上所有儿童和排列等方式,让孩子们自由行动和探索环境,与他们的老师指导他们。
Our Preschool Programme
The MSB pre-school programme consists of five distinct areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Maths, Language and Culture. These are the foundation of the Montessori programme.
In Montessori, the term “Practical Life” encompasses domestic work (maintaining the home and classroom environment), self-care and personal hygiene, and grace and courtesy. The practical life skills are of great interest to young children and provide the basis for future abstract learning.
Young children in Montessori classrooms learn to take care of themselves and their environment through activities such as hand washing, polishing and dressing. Such activities encourage children to work independently, while developing their concentration, cognitive abilities and fine and gross motor skills, all of which are required for reading, writing and maths.
The sensorial exercises develop and refine the five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. They also provide the foundation for speech, writing and maths through the use of specially designed materials. These are a direct introduction to maths, introducing the child to the base of ten and giving them a sensorial impression of the mathematical world and the language of mathematics.These exercises also bring order to the array of sensorial impressions the child experiences from birth onwards.
感觉的练习开发和完善五种感官:视觉,听觉,触觉,味觉和嗅觉。 他们也为语言提供了基础,写作和数学通过使用专门设计的材料。 这些都是直接介绍数学,向孩子介绍十,让他们感觉的印象的基础的数学世界,数学的语言。 这些练习也将以数组的知觉的印象孩子经历从出生开始。
In MSB’s pre-school programme, language is a rich and spiraled subject consisting of four main aspects: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis here is on spoken language. Before the child is introduced to Montessori materials, there is a lot of work to be done in the area of Early Language. Circle time is a chance to listen and take turns speaking and presenting.
When children are ready, they are introduced to phonics through sandpaper letters, word building with a moveable alphabet, blending phonetic words and phonograms. These eventually pave the way towards reading. Emphasis is also placed on other skills such as pencil control, handwriting and the fundamentals of grammar.
MSB的学前课程,语言是一种丰富和螺旋组成的四个主要方面:听、说、读、写。 这里的重点是口语。 孩子介绍了蒙特梭利材料之前,有很多工作要做在该地区早期的语言。 循环时间是倾听和轮流演讲和展示的机会。
当孩子们都准备好了,他们介绍了通过砂纸字母发音,单词和一个可移动的建筑字母,混合语音文字和录音制品。 对阅读这些最终铺平了道路。 重点也放在铅笔控制等技能,书写和语法的基础。
The Montessori approach to maths is logical, clear and concrete. Children are introduced to numbers and quantities through a sensorial presentation, first, learning the symbols 1-10 through the sandpaper numbers then matching the quantities to these symbols. Sequencing, place value and mathematical operations are also presented in this manner.
Here at MSB, it is quite typical to see our Kindergarten children doing operations in addition or subtraction with numbers in the thousands. The wide variety of material in the maths area of the classroom will be used in subsequent grades to reinforce and extend abstract concepts taught in pre-school.
蒙台梭利方法数学逻辑,明确和具体。 孩子们介绍了数字和数量通过知觉的演讲,首先,学习通过砂纸的符号1 - 10数字然后匹配这些符号的数量。 测序,位值和数学运算也以这种方式。
At MSB, history, geography, botany and zoology are presented to all pre-school children. As a vibrant and multicultural school, we are able to bring these subjects to life. The children learn about the continents, the countries of their classmates and their own, and the traditions, festivals and customs of China and countries around the world.
在MSB,历史、地理、植物学和动物学学龄前儿童。 作为一个充满活力和多元文化的学校,我们能够给生活带来这些主题。 孩子们了解大陆,他们的同学和自己的国家,和传统节日和中国和世界各国的风俗。
Music is an integral part of the day in our preschool classes. Classical music can often be heard playing in the background while children work, and music and movement are a daily part of group activities. The children have formal music classes twice a week, during which they learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, as well as sing and play instruments. There are several musical performances throughout the year, which not only instill the children with confidence but also give them a chance to shine.
音乐是不可缺少的一部分在我们学前班的那一天。 经常可以听到古典音乐,孩子们就在工作,和音乐和运动是日常集体活动的一部分。 孩子们正式音乐课程每周两次,在此期间他们学习节奏,旋律,和声,以及唱歌和演奏乐器。 全年有几种音乐表演,不仅灌输孩子们充满信心,也给他们一个机会发光。
Creativity and self-expression through art is embraced and encouraged at MSB. All classrooms possess an art area where children can cut, draw, paste, paint and create every day. The Kindergarten classes have two formal art lessons a week, during which children are introduced to a variety of media and art forms. Our annual Art Show gives every child the opportunity to display his or her work.
创造力和自我表达通过艺术在MSB拥抱和鼓励。 教室有一个艺术领域所有的孩子可以减少,每天画、粘贴、油漆和创造。 幼儿园课程每周有两个正式的艺术课程,在此期间孩子们介绍各种媒体和艺术形式。 我们每年艺术展使每个孩子都有机会展示他或她的工作。
Through physical education, children develop their gross motor movement, coordination, balance, teamwork and leadership skills. There are a variety of after-school activities which enhance MSB’s PE programme.