PRESCHOOL & JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN

RASA’s Preschool and Junior Kindergarten is a combined, multi-age group that shares two large adjoining classrooms. The maximum class size is 20 students. Students spend time together on many activities including the PS/JK Units of Inquiry. Our lead teacher and assistant teacher can also divide the groups to provide differentiated instruction in many of the subject areas offered at RASA (math, language arts, science). Foreign language, art, and music are taught by specialist teachers.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE (PDF)

CURRICULUM

Similar to the elementary grades, the IB-PYP curriculum offers PS/JK students the opportunity to explore 4 transdisciplinary themes throughout the year. Students and teachers work together to identify questions, explore answers and link their knowledge across subject areas. The teachers alternate between teaching PS and JK Units every other year.

Transdisciplinary Theme

Preschool
Units of Inquiry

Junior Kindergarten
Units of Inquiry

Who We Are

Friendship

We are Sense-ational
(5 Senses)

Where We Are in Space & Time

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Community Faces & Places

How the World Works

Living & Non-Living

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How We Express Ourselves

Feelings

Once Upon a Time (Stories)

How We Organize Ourselves

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Measure Up (Measurement)

Sharing the Planet

Pets

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Complete Program of Inquiry for Preschool – Grade 5 (PDF)

Detailed curricular content for traditional subject areas (e.g. Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Visual Arts) can be viewed here:

Preschool Curriculum (PDF)Jr Kindergarten Curriculum (PDF)