Kindergarten
2014-2015 Kinder Team

 

 

Kindergarten Homework Policy:

 

 

 

Units of Inquiry:  2015-2016

1.  How We Organize Ourselves:  Sept 1 - Oct 13:  Organization provides a way for schools to establish learning communiities.

An inquiry into:

  • learning communities
  • rules and routines
  • the rights and responsibilities of students

 

2.  How the World Works:  Oct 19 - Dec 4:  Science helps us investigate the world.

An inquiry into:

  • what is science
  • observing with our senses
  • recording observations

 

3.  Where We are in Place and Time:  Dec 7 - Jan 29:  Shelters are influenced by culture and climate

An inquiry into:

  • shelters around the world
  • geography and climate
  • family journey / history

 

4.  Who We Are:  Feb 1 - Mar 11:  Celebrations and traditions may result from cultural beliefs and values

An inquiry into:

  • patterns across celebrations
  • similiarities and differences between celebrations / traditions
  • the relationship between beliefs/values and celebrations/traditions

 

5.  How We Express Ourselves:  March 14 - April 27: Storytelling is a way to communicate

An inquiry into:

  • storytelling
  • creativity
  • the writing process

 

6.  Sharing the Planet: May 2 - June 7: The natural world is impacted by humans

An inquiry into:

  • natural systems
  • connection between people and resources
  • consequences of human action