LOWER LOOP : A general guideline to the learning targets

    Math

    • Early Years

      Introduction to concepts, skills, and problem solving related to:
      ● Counting, comparing, naming numbers
      ● Shapes

      Develop and communicate mathematical thinking

    • Grade 1

      Introduction to concepts, skills, and problem solving related to:
      ● Addition and subtraction

      Develop and communicate mathematical thinking

    • Grade 2

      Introduction to concepts, skills, and problem solving related to:
      ● Addition and subtraction
      ● Measurement and estimation of length

      Develop and communicate mathematical thinking

    • Grade 3

      Introduction to concepts, skills, and problem solving related to:
      ● Addition and subtraction
      ● Measurement and estimation of length

      Develop and communicate mathematical thinking

    • Grade 4

      Introduction to concepts, skills, and problem solving related to:
      ● Multiplication and division of whole numbers and fractions
      ● Measurement and estimation of length, time, liquid volumes, & mass

      Develop and communicate mathematical thinking

    English Language Arts

    • Early Years

      Build oral language through play

      Rhyme, match words with beginning sounds, and blend sounds into words

      Use a combination of drawing, dictation, and writing to share ideas and feelings

    • Grade 1

      Gain independence as an emerging reader and writer

      Think about reading and discuss ideas from simple stories

      Speak in complete sentences

    • Grade 2

      Gain more confidence as a writer and reader

      Use newly learned words and phrases to express ideas orally and in writing

      Attention to formal and informal uses of language

    • Grade 3

      Read with fluency and confidence to build knowledge

      Write clear sentences and paragraphs on a range of topics, drawing on an expanding vocabulary

    • Grade 4

      Build stamina and skills to read and comprehend challenging text

      Build their ability to explain through thoughts about their reading

      Write effectively

    Science

    • Early Years, Grade 1 & 2

      Understand relationships between objects
      Plan and carry out investigations
      Construct explanations
      Develop a deeper understanding of:
      ● Motion and properties of matter
      ● Relationship between sound and vibrating materials
      ● Factors that impact plant and animal survival
      ● How objects can be changed or improved through engineering

    • Grade 3 & 4

      Evaluate methods for collecting data
      Revise models based on evidence
      Analyze data to make sense of phenomena
      Develop a deeper understanding of:
      ● The effects of chemical reactions, forces, and energy
      ● Interactions of different organisms and the environment
      ● Interactions of the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere
      ● How engineering design can be a regular part of problem solving

    Social Studies

    • Early Years & Grade 1

      Identify similarities and differences between:
      ● Home and school
      ● Communities
      ● Individuals

      Describe how human activities alter places

      Identify situations in which social actions are required

    • Grade 2 & 3

      Identify multiple perspectives by comparing and contrasting points of view

      Recognize the relationship between geography, economics, and history

      Show respect in issues involving differences and conflict

      Identify rights and responsibilities within the classroom, school, and community

    • Grade 4

      Identify causes and effects using examples from current events and historical events

      Describe how people in positions of power can influence people’s rights and freedom

      Identify rights and responsibilities in various contexts

      Participate in activities that focus on an issue

    WORLD LANGUAGE

    This includes additional languages that the students may learn and/or Heritage languages. Heritage language is the language that each student selects as their native language, upon consultation with their family and VERSO’s Learning Designers. The Heritage Language learning progressions will be modeled after the English Language Arts based on the student’s language proficiency level and not on their grade level. Students who hold Thai passport must study Thai language as part of the Thai Ministry of Education requirements.

    • Novice

      Understands the general topic and some basic information from familiar and everyday contexts by recognizing practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences.

      Communicates information on very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases and sentences that have been practiced and memorized.

    • Intermediate

      Understands main ideas and some details on familiar topics from sentences and groups of sentences.

      Communicates information and expresses own thoughts about familiar topics using sentences.

      Handles short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering a variety of questions.

    • Advanced

      Understands main ideas and supporting details on a wide variety of familiar and general interest topics from complex, organized texts.

      Expresses self with detail and organization on familiar topics and concrete social and academic topics.

      Confidently handles situations with unexpected complications.

    • Superior

      Interprets and infers meaning from complex, academic and professional texts on a range of unfamiliar, abstract and specialized issues.

      Participate fully and effectively in spontaneous spoken and written discussions and debates on topics ranging from broad general topics to areas of specialized expertise.

    • Distinguished

      Interprets and infers meaning from dense and sophisticated texts on a wide range of global issues and abstract concepts.

      Interacts, negotiates and debates on a wide range of global issues and abstract concepts, adapting to the cultural context of the conversation.