Elementary School

Early Childhood - Junior Kindergarten


A Day in the Life of a Junior Kindergartner

Morning Tasks

My morning starts by being escorted from the bus to my classroom. Once I’m in my room, I greet my friends and teachers and then I do my morning tasks. It is important that I learn “all by myself” skills so I take off my jacket and hang it up in my cubby - all by myself. I take out my water bottle and fill it up - all by myself. I take out my special folder and put it in my special cubby - all by myself. I sign my name in our special book so I can practice writing my name – all by myself. When I am done with these tasks, my teacher always has a fun activity for me to do - with my friends.

Circle Time

Every morning, we start with a great song and then we have a “morning meeting.” Our teacher tells us what we are going to do that day and assigns our “jobs” for the day (line leader, lunch helper, calendar helper, etc). We update our calendar and count the days of school on the hundreds chart! Every week we learn a cool poem.

Bible Time

During Bible time, we sing songs, play games, discuss and read Bible stories. We also read other stories that teach us about love, hope, service, faith, joy, self-control, compassion, forgiveness, honesty and integrity, and acceptance of others.

Theme Activities

 

Each month we have fun themes to explore. Some of my favorites have been construction, families, winter, animals, and friends. All throughout the day our teacher reads us stories about our theme and then we do games, crafts, and science, math or literacy activities based on the story.

Specials

Most of my day is spent in my own classroom with my teacher. Throughout the week, I get to go to different specials taught by a specialist teacher. I enjoy going to art, music, Korean, PE, guidance, and library.

Snack Time

Each morning, I have a snack time to refuel for the rest of the day’s fun activities. I get to visit with my friends, plus we talk about food and nutrition with our teacher.

Recess

I am so lucky. I get three recesses a day! We have our own early childhood playground where I get to explore nature, play on all sorts of equipment, and stretch my imagination with my friends.

The playground is equipped with swings, slides, climbing apparatus, sand boxes, micro-sized soccer pitch, and basketball court! I can play a different game every day! We also have hoola-hoops and balance toys, and a bike track with many kinds of tricycles, hand and leg powered scooters and toys that encourage active play and help me get strong. When it’s warm outside, our teachers set up water centers for me to play at during recess time.

 

Lunch Time

I eat lunch in my classroom. We learn to set the table and eat around the table “family style.” I not only learn how to set the table, but I also dish up my own food and practice my table manners. I get to visit with my friends and teacher. Sometimes we talk about nutrition and making healthy food choices, too. When we are done eating, we clean up our own plates.

Rest/Quiet Time

My teachers tell me it is important that I have a balance of stimulating active movement time and quiet, “thinking time” throughout the day. Each day I have a time where I can rest or listen to quiet music, look at books, or do other quiet activities.
 

Free Choice or Project Time

Each day my teacher has lots of activities for me to choose from. I create amazing projects with arts and crafts materials, build strong towns and towers, learn to program the bee-bot robots, explore through activities on the Smartboard or iPads. I use my imagination to create puppet plays or play house or restaurant in the kitchen center. I pretend to be firefighter, teacher, doctor, chef, construction worker. I also get to get my hands dirty in the ooey-gooey science centers, or learn about letters and numbers in the literacy and math centers.

Projects- We also have project time. Sometimes I work by myself and sometimes I work with a buddy or a small group. My teacher gives us a problem to solve or something I need to build. Then we create a plan for how to solve it. We even pick out the materials and draw a picture of what our project will look like. We really have to learn to work together! We have the most fun creating our project. Sometimes we have to make changes because we found a better way. When we are all done, we explain to the class how we solved the problem.

Closing Circle

When we have closing circle, we know it’s almost time to go home. I do my end of day tasks, and then I get to listen to a story. I say good-bye to my friends and teachers and I am escorted back to the bus. My friends that don’t ride the bus stay in the room with the teacher until they are picked up.
SEOUL FOREIGN SCHOOL
39 Yeonhui-ro 22-gil, Seodaemun-Gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 03723
82-2-330-3100

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Welcome to Seoul Foreign School, a K-12 IB World School, founded in 1912. We are widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul. We are a non-profit school where 100% of your tuition directly impacts student learning. Of the international schools in Seoul, we offer an unrivaled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating the leaders of the future.

About SFS

Welcome to Seoul Foreign School, a Pre K-12 IB World School, founded in 1912. We are widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul. We offer an unrivalled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating the leaders of the future. We are a non-profit school where 100% of your tuition directly impacts student learning. 

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Academics

The Elementary and Middle Schools follow a US-style curriculum. The British division follows the National Curriculum of England. In the High School Gr. 9-10 students may choose to take the IGCSE Program and for Gr. 11-12 we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Namsan Int'l Kindergarten is a PYP candidate school.

Athletics

SFS athletes develop character, responsibility, dedication, commitment, teamwork, leadership, and experience applicable in all areas of life.  While our teams enjoy winning results in competitive conferences, we measure success well beyond the win-loss column.

Fine Arts

Seoul Foreign School enjoys a long history of rich curricular and co-curricular performing and visual arts programs.  Over 90% of our students are involved in the arts each year and are showcased in our visual arts displays and over 40 annual public performances put on by our music and drama departments.  

Student Life

At SFS we care about the development of each individual student academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. There are many choices for participation at SFS. We encourage students to not try to do them all, but to choose wisely. 

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With a history of over one hundred years, SFS has provided education for extraordinary Alumni. Today, more Alumni are becoming a part of our parent community. Having ‘Legacy’ students at SFS is a compelling testament to our tradition of excellence.

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The Annual Fund provides additional resources to help continue the tradition of excellence at SFS. Your support provides many needs throughout the school, further enhancing our academic and extracurricular programs – setting us apart from other international schools in the world.

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