In kindergarten we aspire to create hands-on learning opportunities that engage our students in real-world contexts. As part of our Early Years Curriculum, we build a strong foundation and progress to more developed skills through Kindergarten, including the introduction of some Grade 1 material.
During our study of money, students explore Thai Baht coins, arranging combinations to create different amounts. This led naturally to play, where students pretended to buy items and pay shopkeepers. An idea was born – The Kinder Market! Our students planned a shop and the items that they would like to sell.
At BASIS, we seek to find connections between subjects any chance we can. To extend our learning beyond math, we made cross-curricular connections to literacy by filming advertisements and creating sale posters. Students watched commercials and learned how advertisers use media to attract customers.