Throughout the year, conflict has been an unlying theme of the Peace & Unity classroom. During our first unit of inquiry, we discussed relationships and friendship. Through this discussions, we learned and thought about peer conflict. Throughout the school year, we have seen these friendships grow and flourish. At the end of our school year, we have now come full circle.
We have just begun our final Unit of Inquiry- where has the year gone! Our final unit is an exploration of stories, with our central idea being: People express themselves through stories. Throughout the unit, children will inquire into how stories make us feel, what we like and dislike about stories, and actions of characters in stories have consequences.
As a part of Magic Year’s annual Book Week, the Peace & Unity class visited G1-2 in their classroom for buddy reading. Peace & Unity students were then paired up with a G1-2 student, who choose a book to read together.
In the Peace & Unity classroom, we have been exploring how different tools help us. As part of our unit, we had firemen come and visit to show us the ‘tools of their trade.’
In the Peace & Unity classroom, one of our current unit’s key concept is responsibility. We have been focusing on building responsibility, as well as respect, cooperation, and independence (our focus attitudes) through our classroom clean-up time.
Peace & Unity has been enjoying our second week of Extend Day. Children are getting used to our new routine have enjoyed the longer interaction with peers and teachers.
Every day in Peace & Unity, children begin their day by signing-in. This week, we have updated our sign-in, as we will every so often this year to spark interest. By mixing it up, we are encouraging reluctant writers, giving children exposure to different tools and mediums, and providing opportunities to explore literacy using their senses.
The Peace & Unity classroom has been in a frenzy exploring different animals in our second Unit of Inquiry. Through our lines of inquiry, we have been exploring: animal and human habitats, the areas and spaces we live in, and animals and humans living together.
Mealtimes are important moments in the Peace & Unity classroom. They are one of the few points of the day where every child is together. They are moments of great independence, socialization, and risk-taking.
Today, we wrapped Unit 1. Over the course of the Unit children began exploring different relationships: friend-to-friend, child-to-teacher, parent-to-child. They explore what these relationships look like and how they make us feel. Furthermore, we looked at how were are all similar and different. By looking at the ways are are alike and unlike.
We are wrapping up the second week of our first Unit of Inquiry. We are excited to see some growth and excitement surrounding our Unit’s central idea, key concepts, attitudes, and learner profile. Throughout the course of our unit we are looking for children to demonstrate growth in certain areas.
Phew– The past week has flown by! All of the teachers were very excited to meet the students and parents this week.
In the Peace & Unity classroom, we have had a good, action packed, first week of school. We would like to share some highlight of our first week.
The end of the year is upon us. It went so quick! We were proud to see the growth of your children over the course of the school year. Our Year End Show was a wonderful culminating activity to demonstrate all we have learned.
We would like to thank you all for a wonderful school year. We wish all the best to our Peace & Unity class. Have an amazing summer!
Students were introduced to the story, It Looked Like Spilt Milk during Circle Time this week.
With our new unit beginning, we have added more to our outdoor veranda. Utilizing this spaceallows children to get messy, loud, and active in a productive environment.