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The kindergarten program at Shanghai HD Bilingual School is based on the Montessori Method of education. We provide our children a nurturing learning environment where we can inspire their creativity and help them discover their potential. There are five main areas in our classroom: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, and Culture.
 
In the Practical Life area, we offer a variety of works designed to help children develop their hand-eye coordination, concentration, independence, sense of order, and responsibility. 
 
The Sensorial curriculum is designed to sharpen the five senses. Dr. Montessori developed many different hands-on materials that allow children to exercise observation and judgement in developing classification skills. Through Sensorial exercises that involving sorting, matching, grading and construction the children gain physical experience of concepts such as pattern recognition, serial ordering, and one-to-one correspondence.
 
The Math curriculum is introduced in a very concrete way in our Montessori classrooms. By using the manipulative materials, the children practice counting, grouping, and numeral operations. This leads to memorization of number facts and abstract computation.
Language development is supported by all the curriculum areas in the classroom. Our language materials incorporate listening, speaking, graphic expression, and visual recognition. When the child is ready, they begin the formal development of language: encoding (writing) and decoding (reading). To solidify their foundation, we have an organized approach to develop their phonic skills. We also have circle times to promote public speaking and to ensure holistic language development.
 
Cultural studies help our children understand our world and learn to appreciate different cultures. Utilizing project based learning, our talented teachers design different exercises around our monthly unit studies. The children explore ideas of who people are and what they need (history), how they interact with their environment (geography), how they express themselves (fine arts), and how they observe and think about things (sciences).
 
Art, Music and Physical Education are an ongoing part of every classroom program. We provide weekly music and art classes. Our teachers utilize their special talents in a team approach to provide the enrichment of art, music and physical education. 
 
One of our goals here at HD schools is to develop globalized Chinese. Every month, the children will learn about a different country. They will learn about each country’s unique culture, environment, landmarks, and other distinguishing characteristics. They will learn to appreciate other countries and take an important step toward become globalized citizens!