Our Kindergarten Students

The AISC KG3/KG4 and KG5 programs address the social and emotional needs of each child. A positive self-image is fundamental for all children. Helping children feel confident about themselves, their ideas, as well as their abilities, are central to our beliefs.  The AISC Early Childhood centre is a place for students to explore, discover and develop self worth.

Our Early Childhood Programs

The KG5 is a full day program and an exciting  time for students at The American International School in Cyprus. Students are actively engaged a curriculum-based program in literacy, mathematics, social studies and science project-based activities.  Projects help them explore their world. Creativity and exploration of interests in order to develop a love for learning is paramount. Students are building cities with blocks, creating their own music with instruments and setting up restaurants to sell their special creations. The dress up centre helps them to be imaginary kings and queens in order to act out their own stories.

The KG3/KG4 & KG5 program includes:

  • A Balanced Literacy approach integrating reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in an instructional environment that is flexible and meets the instructional level of every child in the classroom
  • Lots of read-alouds and modelled reading
  • Opportunities to write about personal experiences
  • Interactive writing
  • Phonics and phonological awareness
  • An understanding of math concepts through the University of Chicago’s Everyday Math Program
  • Hands on approach to theme-based science and social studies projects
  • Specialists classes – including library, music, PE, art and information techonology
  • Use of technology, and multi-media projects integrated in the classroom
  • Plenty of time to play, learn how to cooperate, strengthen social and emotional skills

Our Five B’s

During the year, the KG3/KG4 and KG5 teachers and students focus on the Five ‘B’s.  At the beginning of the school year the children discuss the five ‘B’s with their teachers and learn of their importance whether they are on a school bus, at the big toy playground area, in the cafeteria, or in the classroom.

The five ‘B’s are:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Safe
  • Be Ready
  • Be Helpful
  • Be Here

For more information about our Kindergarten program, please refer to the Elementary Curriculum Overview document, the Elementary Information Sheet, and the Supply List for your grade level.

Supply Lists, 2018-2019

All items on our supply lists have been locally sourced. With the exception of PE/Swimming Supplies, and unless otherwise indicated, all requested school supplies will be available for purchase at Philippides Paper Works, 50 Kennedy Avenue, 1076 Nicosia Cyprus, +35722879222. Online ordering will be available after July 1, 2018 on the Philippides Website, where you will find an AISC tab. If you pre-order before August 22 you may request to have your items delivered to AISC for pick-up on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at our annual Orientation/Open House Event. Alternatively, you may pick up at the shop, or, for a nominal charge, home delivery is available.

 

AISC Policy:


The AISC Language Policy

The AISC Language Policy