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.

Kindergarten Thematic Studies is divided into three multi-disciplinary, integrated units that are taught continuously throughout the school year. NCSCOS Standards for Science and Social Studies as well as the Basic School Core Commonalities, are integrated into each unit through relevant and purposeful learning activities to enrich each lesson. 

Theme- Nature and People

We explore our connections to the natural world and people with an emphasis on respect and responsibility.

Unit 1- Once Upon a Story

  • My School and Community

  • Nursery Rhymes

  • Fables

  • Kings and Queens

  • Columbus

  • Native Americans/Pilgrims

  • Authors: Eric Litwin, Todd Parr, Laura Numeroff, Karma Wilson

  • Artists: Faith Ringgold, Huang Yuxing, Joan Miro, Shonto Begay,

Unit 2-  The World Around Us

  • The Five Senses

  • Seasons and Weather

  • Cultural Contributions through Traditions

  • Holiday Celebrations

  • Presidents and American Symbols

  • Authors: Vashti Harrison, Vera B. Williams

  • Artists: Wassily Kandinsky, Michelangelo, Jasper Johns

Unit 3- Sharing the Planet

  • Plant life

  • Farms

  • Conservation

  • Ocean Life

  • Geography- Map Skills

  • Authors: Eric Carle, Lois Ehlert, Bill Martin Jr. 

  • Artists: Alma Woodsey Thomas, Claude Monet

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