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
Kings and Queens
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
Presidents and American Symbols
Authors: Vashti Harrison, Vera B. Williams
Artists: Wassily Kandinsky, Michelangelo, Jasper Johns
Unit 3- Sharing the Planet
Geography- Map Skills
Authors: Eric Carle, Lois Ehlert, Bill Martin Jr.
Artists: Alma Woodsey Thomas, Claude Monet