Who We Are
Grade Pre-K IB Year Long Unit
Lines of Inquiry
Through the inquiry process, students move from current understanding to new and deeper understandings. This process includes:
* Exploring, Wondering, and Questioning
* Experimenting and Playing
* Making connections with previous learning
* Seeking information
*Solving problems in a variety of ways
Function: Children develop an understanding of themselves in a role in a classroom.
Perspective: People have likes and dislikes.
Responsibility: Students will show responsibility in completing their tasks and daily routines in order to promote a conducive Pre-K and school learning atmosphere
Family Discussion Questions and Topics
~What are some things you know how to do?
~Describe what you could do as a baby vs. what you can do now.
~Describe what you like and dislike. (foods, toys, animals, places, activities)
~What are some feelings you can describe? (happy, sad, proud, scared, surprised, excited)~Why do we need rules and routines in our lives?
~In what ways are you a part of our classroom, your school?
~How does your opinion shape how you interact with others?
~How do you like to be treated? How do you treat others around you?
~What makes a true friend? In what ways are you a true friend?
~Why are relationships important?
~Who are people you have relationships with? What are those relationships like?
Discussion questions and thoughts for Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon
~How would you feel if you were Molly Lou Melon?
~Why does Molly Lou Melon's Grandma tell her to "Stand tall?" What does "Stand Tall" mean?
~Why do the other story characters treat Molly Lou Melon the way they do?
~What would you tell Moll Lou Melon?
Discussion Questions and Thoughts for Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
~Describe what it means to "Fill a Bucket".~What are some ways you can fill your friends buckets?
~What are some ways your friends can fill your bucket?
~How does kindness make you feel? How does bullying make you feel?
Discussion Questions and Thoughts for The Pigeon Has to Go to School!
~How do you feel about going to school this year?
~If you could talk to the Pigeon, what would you tell him?
~How can you make a friend in your classroom feel comfortable about going to school?
Social Studies Activities
Write their sentence(s) for them.
Explore the sun and shadows!
After a week, count how many days were sunny. DId it rain any days? Were there any days with more than one weather condition?
Make a chart like this or a similar one for your child.