Every parent wants to know what their children are learning in school. Being in a position of an educator’s role, it is important for us to ensure that their curriculum is shared with every stakeholder in the community. But beyond this, parents may want to know why certain things are being taught in your school and not others.
Celebrating curriculum day helps giving an insight of the curriculum as well as teaching and learning practices to the parents. It is mainly about learning and teaching process wherein inquiry acts a vehicle and encompasses L.E.A.R.N.
L- Literacy, math, science, Social studies and creative arts in each unit
E- Experience that encourages exploration and discovery
A- Activities designed for different learning related to essential elements and learner profiles
R- Research-based, developmentally appropriate methods
N- Nurturing environments that support all learners through ongoing assessments and to be a lifelong learner.
These sessions start with burning questions followed by KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learned) strategy and continued with various energizers, activities related to all subjects by integration of UOI (Unit of Inquiry) through inquiry-based learning. Communicating key ideas and essential learnings provides a conversation starter better than “what did you do at school today?”
Parents get an opportunity to participate proactively with curiosity and creativity in the curriculum day celebration. Every parent wants to see their child succeed. Giving them an idea of what skills their child needs to master and what mastery entails in each subject provides parents with an idea of what type of homework to expect and how to help.
At Oakridge International School, throughout the year we organize a wide range of curriculum days. During these days our students enjoy learning cross-curricular approach. The curriculum is dynamic, developmentally appropriate, and includes many opportunities for inquiry-driven and hands-on experiences which have been designed to engage students at different levels so that children learn and work at varying rates.