ILS 5th graders have begun the school year with adaptation training to help them get acquainted with each other, their new school, and their teachers.
“The adaptation program takes into account the particular needs of this age group and is based on modern technologies,” explains ILS teacher-psychologist Irina Osetskaya. “The students master, through interactive activities, effective cooperation strategies and create their own coping strategy. The result of the training will be a class project called “My 5th grade class at ILS,” where they analyze the risks that could keep them from studying successfully and the resources that the school offers and also develop their own rules for how best to work as a united group.”
Our 5th graders have noted the high level of foreign language knowledge among ILS students along with the school’s highly attentive and communicative teachers. They see that the school itself is large and modern, with opportunities for international interaction, a large selection of extracurricular activities, and tasty food in the cafeteria. Students in section 5M2 even came up with their own idea for the meaning of ILS: “I Love School.”
“At ILS we try to create conditions that make each student psychologically comfortable,” explains ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “These conditions determine how successful a student’s educational experience at our school will be.”
The adaptation program spans the entire first quarter of the academic year, and many interesting events await the students: a team quest, various team-building games, Health Day, sports competitions and various others.