Our unique twist on classroom structure is the perfect learning environment that is stimulating and captivating for kids. Our flexible curriculum provides the necessary tools for children to QUESTION, LEARN and INVENT solutions through, Math, Arts, Sciences, Technology, Creativity and Natural Play,Cooking , Robotics, Engineering.
children are introduced to the basics of coding methodology using Scratch Junior and Kodable on tablets. Programming is possible by snapping together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance and sing. Children are then able to add their own voices and sounds even insert photos of themselves, which allows their creations to come to life.
Children will waste no time in trying to get to the bottom of things by conducting tons of cool experiments designed to learn the science behind some our most messy substances, objects, and other mysterious concoctions.
Art and Language
Children are encouraged to be creative and to explore the capabilities of their materials while expanding their motor skills and learning about Famous artists. Foreign Language
Research proves that young bilingual children typically demonstrate advantages in executive function skills (such as attention and inhibitory control. introduction to Spanish children will learn
alphabet, Basic words and number and sounds, countries and cultures.
Engineering and Math
Children will create our own designs and build structures using recyclable materials, Lego, and many other interesting items. Skills gained:math and science concepts, communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and team work.
Little Elm Academy offers organic home-style lunches and snacks for our students. Our meals are home made healthy lunches including a variety of organic meats, vegetables, and whole grains,. We believe in young children experiencing wholesome food as a community. Cooking is embedded into the curriculum with students participating in food prep on a regular basis. Our students prepare their own lunches from start to finish.
Parents here are some great tips that we use in class that you can use at home to reinforce learning.
• Let’s discover the world! Observing is important in science. Talk throughout the day about what you see and what children are looking at: “Wow, I love that big red truck you are playing with! How many wheels does it have? 1, 2, 3, 4 wheels. Four wheels all together.”
• Use STEM language in everyday routines. During snack time, encourage children to lift the heavy apple and the light napkin. Show children a whole sandwich being cut into half.
• Ask open-ended questions. These are questions that encourage children to respond with more than a “yes” or “no” answer. Ask children to describe objects and toys around them. Encourage them to compare the size, shape, color, texture, smell and weight of different objects.
• Use books. During reading time, use STEM language, too. Count objects on a page out loud for infants, or ask toddlers if they can find a square or a triangle.
• Follow the child’s lead. Focus on your child’s interests to create STEM learning opportunities. Observe children closely and see what they are pointing to, looking at or seem curious about. If the child is excited about playing with dolls, count the doll’s arms and legs, talk about the shape of the doll’s eyes, and compare the size of the doll to other toys. Is she bigger or smaller? Taller or shorter?
• Make discoveries together! Go outside and explore new objects. Talk about them and compare them. How many different types of leaves can you find? Can you find a small, medium, and large rock? Can you find a square object and a circular object?
• Sing about STEM! Songs with repetitive patterns like “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” “Wheels on the Bus,” or “Los Cinco Hermanitos” can teach children about patterns.
• Make it fun! Children are naturally curious. Children learn best through play. Teach children spatial awareness skills by playing simple games like peek-a-boo. Teach them about the position of their own bodies in relation to others (e.g., next to, in front of, above, behind, etc.).