Our preschool classroom is a lively place! Inquiry, investigations, and discovery rule the day! We are very hands-on and inquisitive. We love to move, sing and play. Mindfulness and yoga are also very important features of our day. We are exploring letters, playing with numbers, thinking about literature and wondering about the world. We earn gems for following our self-made essential agreements and fish tickets for being principled, caring communicators. We have healthy snacks and lunch, both of which are provided by the school for free!
Monday -- Visual Arts
Tuesday -- Social/ Emotional Investigations, Inquiry through Technology, Library
Wednesday -- PE
Thursday -- STEAM (Science, Technology, ELA, Art and Math)
Friday -- Spanish, PE
Prek IB Units of Inquiry:
1. transdisciplinary theme (September-October)
How we organize ourselves
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making, economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment
Individuals cooperate in order to organize themselves into communities.
lines of inquiry:
building a learning community
rules are impactful
2. transdisciplinary theme: (November-December)
Who we are
An inquiry into the nature of self; belief and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
We are all humans, yet we are unique, and therefore different from each other.
lines of inquiry:
Humans are living things.
Humans use their five senses.
External body parts and their functions.
Observing our differences and similarities.
3. transdisciplinary theme:
How we express ourselves
4. transdisciplinary theme:
Sharing the planet
An inquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and relationships with and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
The choices humans make have an impact on the planet.
lines of inquiry
Basic needs for living.
Humans, animals and plants use their local resources to survive.
Animals and plants depend on one another.