Reading and Phonics (Literacy)
One of the basic skills a child must acquire to continue a formal education is reading. Archangels boasts a literacy-based program where the children read stories and are exposed to print. Our school library, and various workshops are the designed tools used to convey the importance of literacy. Reading for information, students will explore the various aspects of emergent reading. As the phonetic approach is generally the most productive while allowing for maximum creativity, it is the basis for our reading process.
Basic Mathematical concepts are taught . Children are given many opportunities explore sizes, shapes, colors, etc. Children are also given opportunities to count movable objects in order to develop the concept of invariable number. This constructivist approach to teaching and learning Mathematics will provide opportunities for students to explore everyday life experiences and develop problem solving skills.
Teachers use a range of activities tailored to various levels of children’s language skills. These include conversations with teachers, storytelling, handwriting, and word games.
Through guided discovery activities, students will expand the various aspects of nature, objects, animals, etc. They will also experiment and investigate to find out the functions of objects.
Basic age-appropriate concepts are discussed to increase the child’s awareness of nature and enhance their ability to explore the wonders of the world around them.
The study of society begins very early with simple discussions of the child’s environment and immediate acquaintances, gradually extending outward to include those who are farther and farther from personal contact and knowledge. Socialization exercises teach children to respect themselves and others as well as appreciate the labor and functions that various people perform for communities to run smoothly.
Reading and spelling in Filipino are introduced as early to our nursery children but it is n the preparatory level that it is treated as a subject.
Music, art, indoor and outdoor play and storytelling are an integral part of the curriculum. They help students to communicate ideas, ease tensions, express feelings, discover potential, and facilitate social adjustment with peers and adults.
Homework is assigned daily. Parents are required to check their son/daughter’s homework everyday. This is a part of our collaborative parent-teacher working relationship.
Character Development is a part of our hidden curriculum. Children are reminded to practice good manners. They must address their peers, adults, and visitors politely. Children are reminded to ask politely for their wants or needs; similarly, acknowledge others with “thank you” and “you’re welcome.” Students are also asked to consider other people’s feelings; they should not talk negatively about other students.