The Lower Loop supports each child’s natural development, valuing the role of play and the intuitive choices children make as learners. We understand the interconnectedness of sensory and physical development to the cognitive, social and emotional growth of every individual.
We develop and strengthen this understanding through ongoing observations and daily conVERSO.
In Learning Lab and Explore, we engage children’s natural curiosity by designing a variety of projects and opportunities that immerse them in inquiry. Our children will be engaged in a series of projects and learning activities that will ignite their curiosity and encourage them to look for answers to a wide range of questions. Learning is meaningfully connected across disciplines to help children develop a strong set of foundational skills.
As children progress through the Lower Loop, their self- confidence will grow. Our focus on inquiry, and self-directed learning will empower them to take decisions, make choices and build resilience. They will learn to apply and connect their learning in meaningful ways to the world around them and share their new understandings in Showtime and Community Time.
Each day students will have dedicated time for sharing and reflection. They will learn in a variety of groupings and settings. The typical school day will include workshops, individual time with a Learning Designer during conVERSO, independent learning time in Explore, and focus sessions in Learning Lab for reading, writing and mathematics. There will be regular field trips and collaborative projects that will integrate social studies, science and each child’s heritage language.
LOWER LOOP : A general guideline to the learning targets
English Language Arts
This includes additional languages that the students may learn and/or Heritage languages. Heritage language is the language that each student selects as their native language, upon consultation with their family and VERSO’s Learning Designers. The Heritage Language learning progressions will be modeled after the English Language Arts based on the student’s language proficiency level and not on their grade level. Students who hold Thai passport must study Thai language as part of the Thai Ministry of Education requirements.