3 to 5 Year-Olds (Entering Preschool)

Nancy Devine

Nancy Devine has been teaching preschoolers at Singapore American School since 2003 and enjoys watching students as they learn and grow.

Early Learning Center

Course Description

Each week of Summer Semester our youngest learners will have the opportunity to learn and explore different concepts through purposeful, practical and playful experiences. Students will have firsthand experiences incorporating nature, cooking, kitchen science experiments, early math and literacy, and art. We will explore the various learning opportunities using all of our senses. Children will be learning and playing together, fostering new friendships, and building their communication and collaborative skills through shared inquiry. Each day we will also engage in movement specialist classes.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Playground: Big Body Play
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Morning Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Snack
10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. PE
10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Classroom and Courtyard Exploration and Creativity
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cooking
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. PE
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Story Time
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Creativity Journals
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Music and Movement
3:00 p.m. Dismissal


Content Overview

Week 1 The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales (building bridges, comparing sizes, acting, cooking, measuring, etc.)
Week 2 How Things Move (roads , ramps, float and sink, air and wind, etc.)
Week 3 Kitchen Science (exploding colors, slime, volcanoes, etc.)
Week 4 World of Change (colors, nature, etc.)



Kevin Donaghey

Kevin Donaghey has been on the Summer Semester team for four years. Every year students express how much fun the program is. Donaghey's passion is physical activity. Helping students grow and develop both physically and socially makes his job one of the best in the world.

Physical Education (3 to 10 Year-Olds)

Course Description

Note: This course is built into each student's schedule.

The Summer Semester elementary physical education (PE) program provides students double the fun. Current research shows that students perform better cognitively with physical movement. Students will engage in physical activities in a caring, supportive, and non-threatening atmosphere twice a day. Every student will be challenged and provided the opportunity to be successful. We aim to challenge every student with a wide variety of physical activities that will contribute to the development and maintenance of their physical, cognitive, and social wellbeing over summer.

Content Overview

Note: Course content will be different each week so students can sign up for multiple weeks.

Collaborative games
Ball skills
Hand-eye coordination
Psychomotor skills (gross and fine motor skills)
Social-emotional learning opportunities



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