Grade 1: We Are Special

Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are

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Kandinsky "Squares with Concentric Circles"
Students were guided through a series of questions about their backgrounds and interests. Each answer was a different color. This work helps us to see that we are all unique!

Central Idea:

People have different qualities that are special and allow them to contribute to a groups.

An inquiry into:
  • qualities that people possess (experiences, backgrounds, talents, learning styles, interests, personalities)
  • types of groups students belong to
  • how students contribute to groups

What QUALITIES do we have?

Our qualities are:
  • experiences (things you have done)
  • backgrounds (about your family and where you come from)
  • talents (things you are good at)
  • learning styles (HOW you are smart)
  • interests (what you like)
  • personalities (IB Learner Profile)

HOW are we smart?

We've been learning different ways that we are smart. There are 8 kinds of smart that we have focused on.

Assembly Song - (G1K & G1O - Oct. 3rd a.m.)

We'll be singing the song "Everything Is Awesome" (by Tegan and Sara) for our assembly. Practice at home. (We won't do the 'rap' parts though!) ;) Lyrics for the song have been sent home in homework folders.

Everything is Awesome

Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome, when we're living our dream

Everything is better when we stick together
Side by side, you and I gonna win forever, let's party forever
We're the same, I'm like you, you're like me, we're all working in harmony

Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome when we're living our dream

(RAP PART)

Everything is better when we stick together
Side by side, you and I, gonna win forever, let's party forever
We're the same, I'm like you, you're like me, we're all working in harmony

Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome when we're living our dream

(RAP PART)

Trees, frogs, clogs
They're awesome
Rocks, clocks, and socks
They're awesome
Figs, and jigs, and twigs
That's awesome

Everything you see, or think, or say Is awesome
Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome when we're living our dream
LEGO Everything is Awesome Music Video (Song from the Lego Movie!)

Some stories we've read in class:

Chester's Way read by Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
The Crayon Box That Talked

Acknowledgements

Ashley Sanderson 2014 (Multiple Intelligences Posters)