IB Units of Inquiry

The following is a year at a glance in a Kindergarten classroom here at Bancroft. Based on student's questions we search to learn more about each theme's central idea through the lines of inquiry. 

 

THEME: HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES (AUGUST-OCTOBER)

Central Idea: 

Classrooms are organized to help us learn and play together.

Lines of Inquiry:

*Routines – how our classroom works

*How we take care of our classroom and each other

*How we communicate in school

 

THEME: WHO WE ARE (OCTOBER-NOVEMBER)

Central Idea:  People express themselves through celebrations.

Lines of Inquiry:

*How and why people celebrate

*Exploring different types of celebrations

*What is a celebration and what we could celebrate

 

THEME: HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES (NOVEMBER-JANUARY)

Central Idea:  We learn about language through rhymes, poems, and songs.

Lines of Inquiry:

*The meaning of rhyme

*Poetry as a form of expression

*How songs help us learn

 

THEME: WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME (JANUARY-FEBRUARY)

Central Idea:  Games connect us through generations and across cultures.

Lines of Inquiry:

*Why we play games

*How games bring us together

*Games around the world

 

THEME: SHARING THE PLANET (FEBRUARY-MARCH)

Central Idea:  We have a responsibility in sharing the world with animals.

Lines of Inquiry:

*Diversity of animals and their observable characteristics

*The environments animals live in

*How humans and animals co-exist

 

THEME: HOW THE WORLD WORKS (APRIL-MAY)

Central Idea:  Plants have an impact on society and the environment.

Lines of Inquiry:

*Parts of a plant

*How different plants fulfill a variety of needs

*How we depend on plants