Category Archives: ECA

Holiday Fun in the PK A Classroom

In the past two weeks PK-A has been really excited about Halloween. Reading Halloween stories about witches and monsters helped them deal with fears and understand that monsters and ghosts are not real. Expressing themselves creatively through both two-dimensional and … Continue reading

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Settling Into Our Routine in Nursery Z

As we come to the end of the first term, all students in Nursery Z have adapted to their new environment. They spend their time in different areas in the classroom as busy as bees every day. The students have … Continue reading

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Pre-K L Exploring Velocity

In Pre-K L the children explored velocity through building ramps for their cars. The children worked in pairs, talking about the relationship between the grade of the ramp and the speed of the objects travelling on it. This was a … Continue reading

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Work Time in Nursery Z

According to the HighScope curriculum, students take charge of constructing their own knowledge system. The process of learning is not simply adults filling the students’ heads with knowledge, but rather the students are expected to be active participants in the … Continue reading

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Dramatic and Social Play in Pre-K L

When children: – Talk to each other; – Play “house”, “doctor”, or “restaurant”; – Imitate adults; – Pretend to be or give voice to animals, Children learn: – About roles, responsibilities and relationships; – About care compassion, empathy, and expressing … Continue reading

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Art in Nursery Z

In the HighScope Curriculum, children experience art’s sensory qualities, exploring shapes, color, and texture as they practice using art materials and tools. Preschoolers progress from making accidental to intentional representations and gradually add more detail and complexity to their creations. … Continue reading

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“Academics” in ECA

Explorations in Science and Mathematics “Just like other “academic” areas of early development, science in the preschool years is not about memorizing facts. Rather it entails being actively and directly engaged with objects and events in the real world. By … Continue reading

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Active Participatory Learning

The essence of the HighScope philosophy is “active participatory learning,” which means children have hands-on experiences with people, objects and ideas. Here are some examples of what happens on a typical day in ECA: Planning and Building Symmetry Categorizing Patterning … Continue reading

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Chinese Culture Week in Pre-K L

One of the benefits of being part of an international school is the exposure of the children to many different cultures and languages through school wide events such as Chinese Culture Week. The children in Pre-K L got to participate … Continue reading

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March 1 ECA Parent letter

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