This year in first grade we will continue to implement a globally minded, inquiry based approach to teaching our curriculum, and follow the PYP or Primary Years Programme. We promote an inquiry based approach to teaching and the following 3-questions will be at the heart of our instruction: What do we want to learn? How do we learn best? How will be know what we have learned?
We will hold a Morning Meeting each day to help foster our sense of classroom community as well as develop individual self-awareness. Guided Reading and Guided Math will be conducted daily in order to enrich and/or remediate standards taught.
We will explore Six Units of Inquiry this year. Each unit has a science and/or social studies focus with Language Arts and Math infused throughout.
The First Grade Units of Inquiry are:
- Sharing the Planet
- How the World Works
- Who We Are
- How We Express Ourselves
- Where We Are In Place and Time
- How We Organize Ourselves
First Grade Teachers