At Corvian, while we teach isolated skills, we strive to continuously give students meaningful and purposeful opportunities to use those newly learned skills. All students at all grade levels are always participating in multi-disciplinary, integrated units of study that allow the students to participate in meaningful, purposeful, and relevant studies. Rather than memorizing isolated facts, students will ponder and reflect upon big ideas that truly matter in the larger picture of life. For every unit, there are one or two of the core commonalities studied as threads that tie our learning together. We adhere to the brain research that supports helping students find connections across all learning.
We explore how we depend on and help other people/cultures as we focus on honoring, respecting, and appreciating that relationship. We also study types of weather, patterns and how weather affects us. We talk about local, state and national governments, their leaders and their duties. We explore map skills and cardinal directions.
Units of Study
Inventors Convention: Back in Time
The Artist in Me
The Author in Me
Jan Brett, Robert Munsch, Tomie DePaola, Steve Jenkins, and Jack Prelutsky
Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Dances, Music and Art throughout the world