Elementary School Curriculum
LAS offers early childhood (preschool and pre-kindergarten) classes as well as kindergarten through grade 5. The curriculum in elementary is based on Common Core and AERO standards and provides classes in math, literacy, science and social studies. Specialist teachers provide instruction in Urdu, art, music, physical education and Information Communications Technology (ICT). The following is a brief overview of our programs.
Mathematics - Everyday Mathematics
“Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive Pre-K through grade 6 mathematics program developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and published by McGraw-Hill Education. Every year in the US, about 220,000 classrooms are using Everyday Mathematics.” (“Everyday Mathematics.” Everyday Mathematics.Web.10 Oct.2016.)
Literacy - Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University
The Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Program is taught in kindergarten through grade 5. For further information please visit: http://readingandwritingproject.org/
Science - FOSS Science
FOSS Science is taught in kindergarten through grade 5. The program promotes active investigations, language development and written student reflections. For further information please visit: https://www.deltaeducation.com/foss/how-foss-works
The elementary social studies program is integrated into the classroom Morning Meeting and the Reading and Writing program in grades kindergarten through 5.
The goal of this class is to enable our students to develop and utilize effective oral and written communication in Urdu by emphasizing fluency and comprehension; to read and write for a variety of purposes, to follow directions and to develop a lifelong appreciation of literature & literacy necessary for success.
In Elementary Art students learn to create all various types of art and design: classic, quirky, vintage, ethnic, and tribal to name a few of the projects. The focus will be on experimentation and exposure; you will be dazzled with their masterpieces at the Fine Arts Week this year.
Elementary Music and Drama at Lahore American School have a lovely range of percussion instruments which students are encouraged to play from pre-school onwards. Recorder playing is taught from Grade 2 onwards and, of course, there is a lot of singing and dancing. The elementary school puts on around three shows a year in which all students take part. Talented players are always encouraged to show off their skills.
The aim of the elementary ICT program is to guide students to becoming safe and productive digital citizens who are familiar and proficient with a wide range of Web 2.0 tools. Students work on active and engaging projects that expose them to a variety of creative and collaborative tools that will prepare them for their educational futures. Two strong themes are revisited many times throughout the programs: a ‘can do’ spirit and an awareness of Internet safety and etiquette.