Kindergarten 3 marks the students’ deeper immersion into school life with a more formalized and structured approach to learning. This year’s curriculum represents the culmination of their early educational journey at Dadi Early Learning Center.

Upon completing Kindergarten 3, the children will have achieved the following milestones:

1) Communication, Language, and Literacy

A. Listening

    • Listen attentively to a speaker, maintaining focus to understand and respond appropriately.
    • Acknowledge the importance of active listening and its role in effective communication.
    • Exhibit courtesy during conversations by not interrupting when others speak.
    • Recognize and categorize words that have common initial and final sounds.
    • Identify rhyming words in both spoken language and literature.
    • Participate in sound-based games to sharpen auditory discrimination skills.
    • Follow musical directions in games, demonstrating an understanding of rhythm and sequence.
    • Comprehend and execute more complex oral directions, such as multi-step instructions like ‘Put the orange ball in the box and then place the box in the cupboard.’
    • Listen attentively to stories and songs, whether played on recordings or read aloud by a teacher, and demonstrate comprehension.
    • Remember and use the names of classmates and teachers in appropriate contexts.
    • Respond thoughtfully to more complex questions and engage in detailed conversations, such as explaining personal information or discussing backgrounds.”

B. Speaking

    • Speak clearly and articulately.
    • Practice taking turns in conversations, respecting others’ opportunities to speak and listen.
    • Formulate and express thoughts in complete sentences.
    • Provide personal information such as full name, address, and telephone numbers, with integration into social studies and geography lessons.
    • Use courteous and respectful language in communication.
    • Engage in creative drama, puppetry, and role-playing to enhance expressive skills.
    • Compose and share sentences to contribute to collective learning experiences.
    • Respond and contribute meaningfully in impromptu speaking opportunities.

C. Reading

    • Interpret images and discern their meanings.
    • Arrange pictures sequentially to narrate a story.
    • Notice and articulate the similarities and differences in colors, shapes, letters, and directions.
    • Understand that printed words are visual symbols for spoken words.
    • Practice reading from left to right.
    • Associate words with corresponding images.
    • Identify words that denote numbers and colors.
    • Match the sounds of initial letters with appropriate images.
    • Determine the main concept depicted in illustrations.
    • Make logical inferences from visual and textual cues.
    • Predict possible outcomes based on context.
    • Differentiate between real and fantastical elements in stories.
    • Master the standard sounds of consonants and vowels.
    • Retain and recall content that has been read.
    • Cultivate a passion for reading and a keen desire to explore books.
    • Recognize and read basic sight words.
    • Read simple sentences with clarity and developing fluency.

D. Writing

In the final year of preschool, students are encouraged to utilize the knowledge they have learned in the previous two years and begin to form simple sentences. The focus is on the students’ ability to express themselves freely, and we aim to engender in the students a love of writing. Here are the key objectives for their writing development:

    • Form simple sentences.
    • Capitalize proper names and the pronoun “I.”
    • Capitalize the initial letter in a sentence and add a full stop at the end.
    • Write from left to right.
    • Hold writing instruments correctly.
    • Space letters and words correctly.
    • Place letters properly on the line.
    • Use an acceptable sitting and hand position when writing.
    • Trace the basic strokes used in writing numbers and letters.
    • Identify and write correctly the uppercase and lowercase letters of the manuscript alphabet.
    • Enjoy producing clear, attractive, and legible handwriting.

E. Spelling:

    • Recognize that words are constructed using different letters in a specific sequence.
    • Understand and recite the alphabet in sequential order.

2) Science/Health

A. Animals

    • Demonstrate the ability to name and categorize a wide variety of animals.
    • Identify and replicate the distinguishing characteristics of specific animals.
    • Recognize the natural habitats and dwellings of selected animals.
    • Develop a basic understanding of the food chain and recognize the types of foods that certain animals consume.
    • Explore, identify, and name some products derived from animals.
    • Match offspring animals with their respective parents and examine the life cycle of certain animals, such as butterflies.

B. Plants

This year, students will have the opportunity to grow their own plants and chart their growth cycles. They will:

    • Identify and label the various parts of a plant.
    • Sequence the growth cycle of a plant.
    • State the basic functions of the parts of a plant.
    • Name the things that a plant needs for proper growth and survival.
    • Develop an awareness of the uses and functions of plants, such as their role as a food source or in making clothes.

C. Earth Science

    • Create drawings and verbal descriptions of various weather conditions.
    • Investigate the role of air in supporting plant and animal life.
    • Identify and distinguish the Thai seasons and make comparisons with European/American seasons, supported by both firsthand experience of Thai seasons and visual representations of temperate climate season changes.
    • Foster an understanding of the environment and the importance of conserving natural resources, including the use of physical models.
    • Develop an awareness of the effects of sunlight and heat from the sun.
    • Begin to comprehend the basic physical characteristics of Earth and its position within the solar system, even at an introductory level, to initiate an understanding of space.

D. Physical Science

    • Categorize different samples of matter into solids, liquids, and gases based on their observable properties.
    • Discriminate and classify various physical attributes such as shape, size, texture, and odor.
    • Explore the effects of magnetic forces on objects, fostering an understanding of magnetism and its impact on matter.

E. Health & Body

    • Recognize and name the different parts of the body while understanding their respective functions.
    • Maintain records of personal growth in terms of height and weight over the course of the year.
    • Define and distinguish between good and bad habits and explore strategies for improvement.
    • Engage in discussions about the significance of adopting healthy eating habits, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep for overall well-being.
    • Comprehend the fundamentals of skincare, eye care, ear care, and dental care.
    • Cultivate and adhere to good safety habits to promote personal safety and well-being.

3) Mathematics

A. Position

    • Differentiate between top, middle, and bottom positions.
    • Identify objects located inside and outside of others.
    • Recognize left and right directions.

B. Classification

    • Sort objects based on attributes such as color, size, and shape.
    • Classify objects using other common attributes not limited to color, size, or shape.

C. Patterns and Comparison

    • Identify and extend patterns.
    • Determine sets that contain the same number of objects.
    • Compare two sets of objects and identify which one has more or fewer items.
    • Solve problems by utilizing physical or pictorial models.

D. Numbers 1-10

    • Recognize sets of objects ranging from 1 to 10.
    • Write the numerals corresponding to sets of 1-10 objects.
    • Arrange and identify numerals from 1 to 10.
    • Count both forwards and backwards, with activities like “Space Rocket Liftoff” and counting children down to their seats aiding in practicing reverse number order.
    • Identify ordinal positions up to the 10th place through games and activities.
    • Match words with their corresponding numerals.
    • Perform basic addition and subtraction with two figures.

E. Numbers 10-100

    • Count from 1 to 100.
    • Recognize and write numerals from 1 to 100.
    • Count in multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10.

F. Comparing and Measuring

    • Identify and describe comparatives and superlatives related to size and shape.
    • Measure length and weight using arbitrary units.
    • Determine which container holds more or less.
    • Use a ruler to measure basic classroom objects.
    • Utilize basic graphs and sets to compare the quantities of objects.

G. Geometry and Fractions

    • Identify basic geometric shapes and relate them to shapes found in the environment.
    • Draw basic shapes based on verbal and written instructions.
    • Match similar shapes and objects to sets.
    • Recognize and apply concepts related to fractions.

H. Time

    • Sequence events through picture ordering and verbal descriptions.
    • Identify activities that take more or less time.
    • Create a basic pictorial timetable of events.
    • Tell the time using both analog and digital clocks.
    • Draw a basic clock and represent the time according to verbal or written instructions.

I. Money

    • Demonstrate the ability to identify and assign values to Thai coins.
    • Calculate the combined value of a set of coins.
    • Apply the concept of money in everyday situations, such as making purchases and understanding the value of various coins in real-life transactions.

4) Social Studies

A. Social Awareness

    • Recognize and accept responsibilities as family members.
    • Understand the roles and functions of both the family and its individual members.
    • Demonstrate responsibility for caring for their personal space and belongings, both at home and at school.
    • Practice good manners in various settings, including home, school, and in public.
    • Identify and engage in family recreational activities.
    • Demonstrate the ability to share.
    • Identify and employ conflict resolution strategies.
    • Collaborate effectively in group activities.
    • Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate behavior at home, particularly concerning safety and manners.
    • List skills acquired from family members.
    • Identify and understand class and school rules, as well as expected behavior from both students and teachers.

B. School

    • Explain the purpose of school and the reasons for attending.
    • Identify subjects and knowledge acquired at school.
    • Identify various locations within the school building.
    • Recognize some of the teachers and administrative staff.

C. The Community and Work

    • Identify basic occupations from pictures and describe the roles of individuals in those professions.
    • Describe the work performed by individuals they know, such as parents.
    • Recognize appropriate behavior when interacting with strangers and identify trustworthy individuals they can seek help from, such as policemen.
    • Understand individual roles within the community.

D. Geographic Awareness

    • Identify a globe as a representation of the Earth.
    • Locate Thailand and the countries of their classmates on a globe.
    • Differentiate between water and land areas on a globe or map and identify the North and South Poles.
    • Understand the purpose and function of maps and perform basic map reading.

E. Environmental Awareness

    • Learn how to organize and dispose of waste properly.
    • Describe ways to protect the environment from pollution.
    • Identify various methods of environmental protection.

F. Holidays and Special Days

    • Identify traditional symbols associated with holidays and special occasions.
    • Recognize customs and traditions related to holidays and special days.

G.The Global Community

    • Develop an awareness of their place within society.
    • Explore and appreciate the diversity of cultures both within Thailand and globally.

5) Music

  • Sing with a pleasant and natural quality, without straining or forcing the voice.
  • Sing with emotional expression, conveying the mood and feeling of the music.
  • Differentiate between musical tones and non-musical noise.
  • Cultivate attentive listening skills when exposed to music.
  • Respond to music through free and expressive movements.
  • Participate in action songs and singing games that involve physical interaction.
  • Maintain a steady beat when using rhythm instruments.
  • Learn the lyrics and melodies of a diverse selection of age-appropriate songs.

6) Art

  • Utilize art materials appropriately and safely.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and cooperatively when creating artwork.
  • Establish connections between art and various areas of the curriculum, integrating art into different subjects.
  • Explore and work with a wide range of art media and techniques.
  • Create recognizable objects and images using various art materials and processes.
  • Express creativity freely and with a high degree of artistic expression in their artwork.

7) Physical Education

  • Develop fundamental ball control skills in terms of catching and throwing objects.
  • Bounce a ball to a partner and successfully catch it when returned.
  • Demonstrate the ability to kick a stationary or rolling ball with some proficiency.
  • Engage actively in classroom and outdoor group games, following instructions and rules.
  • Practice responsible care of sports equipment and adhere to regulations during sports activities.
  • Cultivate an appreciation for swimming and actively participate in pool-related activities.

8) Thai Language and Culture

  • Use Thai greetings and exhibit appropriate behavior in accordance with Thai customs and culture.
  • Recognize the significance of the King and Queen of Thailand and display respect for Thai customs and traditions.
  • Identify and understand the symbolism of the Thai national flag.
  • Familiarize themselves with the letters of the Thai alphabet.
  • Learn common Thai fruits and flowers.
  • Recite numbers and identify various colors in the Thai language.

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