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Elementary School Program
*** We are "Now Enrolling" for the 2017-2018 School Year! Please see the Admissions link for more details. Thank you! ***


The joy of First and Second Grade is watching your child develop into an independent learner.

Our Elementary School Program is the fundamental platform that supports and serves as the educational foundation your child will build on for life.

The curriculum is built on a rich foundation of reading, writing, and arithmetic. That foundation is then layered with history, science, music, geography, and the arts to ensure no gaps in instruction.

Each course combines the best classroom-tested materials and proven educational methodologies all in one complete, meticulously planned curriculum, which is aligned with the U.S. Department of Education's Common-Core Standards.


FIRST GRADE
What Your Child Will Learn in Saint Annie's First Grade Course:

Reading

  • Building a foundation for reading using the decoding process
  • Emphasizing word analysis techniques
  • Long vowels
  • Digraphs
  • Consonant clusters
  • Vowel pairs
  • Blends
  • R-controlled vowels
  • Compound words
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Base words
  • Prefixes, suffixes, syllables, possessives, abbreviations, and contractions
  • Developing comprehension skills through consistent, controlled vocabulary used in appealing anthologies and phonics library book of stories, verbs, nouns, pronouns

Writing/Composition

  • Learning cursive handwriting
  • Emphasizing simple lines and legibility
  • Strengthening fine motor skills and attention to detail
  • Forming letters, words, and simple sentences
  • Simple punctuation

Mathematics

  • Using numbers to 100
  • Simple fractions
  • Solid and plane shapes
  • Money (US, UK, JPN)
  • Equivalent amounts
  • Fact Families
  • Measuring
  • Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers
  • Place value
  • Problem solving
  • Telling time

Math in Focus

  • Comparing and ordering sets of objects and numbers less than 100
  • Creating number bonds and fact families
  • Measuring length, area, weight, and capacity with nonstandard units
  • Identifying multiplication and division as operations involving equal groups

Science

  • Scientific method
  • The sun, moon, and stars
  • Shadows
  • Seasons and weather
  • Properties of matter, solids, liquids, and gases
  • Forces and movement
  • Living and nonliving things
  • Growth and change
  • Human systems
  • Energy
  • Land and water habitats
  • Earth’s surface and resources

Social Studies

  • Exploring original read-aloud narratives that include biographies of well-known explorers
  • Political figures, inventors, and leaders in American life
  • Accounts of famous events (first Thanksgiving; Civil Rights movement)
  • Investigating the five themes of geography, compass direction, maps, symbols, globes, and physical features
  • Developing the foundation of American civics and government (rules, authority, elections, voting)
  • Examining the basic economic concepts of needs and wants, work, production, markets and money; activities included

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools are integrated with the curriculum, particularly Reading and Science.

  • Beginning keyboarding
  • Creating and formatting word processing documents
  • Computer parts and navigation
  • Developing graphics skills
  • Visual mapping basics

Poetry

  • Memorizing and appreciating

Physical Education

  • Developing gross motor skills, through play and sports.


SECOND GRADE
What Your Child Will Learn in Saint Annie's Second Grade Course:

Reading

  • Reviewing word analysis techniques, long vowels, digraphs, consonant clusters, vowel pairs, blends, and r-controlled vowels
  • Developing comprehension skills
  • Building strategies for comparing, contrasting, predicting, inferring, and drawing conclusions
  • Identifying cause and effect
  • Summarizing
  • Recognizing topics, main ideas, and details
  • Reading appealing anthologies and phonics library book of stories
  • Developing critical thinking skills

Writing/Composition

  • Practicing Scripts as reinforcement of learning to read
  • Writing dictated words and sentences
  • Writing compositions
  • Practicing spelling and vocabulary
  • Learning rules of punctuation

Mathematics

  • Adding and subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers
  • Money (US, UK, JPN)
  • Patterns in addition and subtraction
  • Measuring weight, capacity, and temperature
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Telling time in 5-minute increments
  • 2- and 3-dimensional geometric figures
  • Fractions
  • Sets
  • Introducing multiplication and division

Math in Focus

  • Comparing and ordering numbers up to 100
  • Identifying and continuing number patterns
  • Making bar models to solve word problems
  • Multiplying and dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10
  • Rounding to the nearest 10 to estimate sums and differences
  • Identifying coins and bills (US, UK, JPN)
  • Exploring lines, curves, and surfaces

Science

  • Developing natural curiosity
  • Questioning, investigating, experimenting
  • Studying living things, our Earth, weather, matter, motion, and energy

Social Studies

  • Exploring original read-aloud narratives that include biographies of legendary Old World figures, explorers, inventors, and leaders in American life, as well as accounts of famous events (Paul Revere’s ride, fall of the Berlin Wall)
  • Investigating the five themes of geography, compass direction, maps, symbols, globes, continents, relative and exact locations, boundaries, and regions
  • Extending the fundamentals of American civics and government (cooperation, accountability, conflict resolution, patriotism)
  • Examining the economic concepts of goods and services, income, scarcity of resources, markets, and banking

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools are integrated with the curriculum, particularly Reading and Science.

  • Keyboarding
  • Introduction to touch typing
  • Word processing basics
  • Introduction to spreadsheets
  • Using e-mail and the Internet
  • Beginning database skills
  • Visual mapping

Art

  • Developing new skills in drawing
  • Studying famous paintings

Poetry

  • Memorizing and appreciating

Physical Education

  • Developing gross motor skills, through play and sports.


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Saint Annie's International School        Tomigaya 1-5-3, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 151-0063        TEL/FAX: 03-6407-9221