The five-part curriculum at AWDMS is designed to help children learn how to learn, following their own natural desire to learn. This approach to learning supports the development of independence, concentration, coordination, self-discipline and while supporting them academically, socially, and culturally.
The daily living exercises help the child develop concentration, independence, coordination, and order. Practical Life is divided into four categories: Basic Exercises, Care of Self, Care of Environment, Grace and Courtesy.
This area is designed to train and refine the child's senses. Using the sensorial materials children develop numerous skills such as observation skills, relationships between objects, attention to detail, practicing creating order from disorder and the introduction to math.
The classroom provides opportunities for oral communication using stories, poems, dramatics, and vocabulary enrichment. Skills such as phonics, reading, creative writing, and grammer are introduced, as the child is ready.
Math is the sequence of materials from very concrete to more abstract. This hands on experience forms a foundation of understanding for more advanced work later in math.
Materials and activities in the cosmic areas are designed to increase the child's awareness of the total environment in which he/she lives, his/her place in it, and the people, plants, and animals that share it with him/her. Theses materials, activities, and discussions associated with them nurture the natural curiosity children posses regarding the world around them.
Happy Feet: The students learn eye hand and feet
coordination, while learning the game of soccer.
students learn musical notes, rhythm, how to use hand instruments such as bells
and tambourines, with the history of instruments and how they all work
together. Students perform a concert.
Language Class: They learn to recognize the letters of
the Russian alphabet as well as words and sentences. The teacher uses cultural
tales, visual objects and word games to enrich and strengthen the children's
vocabulary and speech. They learn to ask and answer questions.