Dear Pre-K Parents,

We have begun our new unit of inquiry. The following information will allow you to support your child’s learning and understanding.

We are inquiring into the following:

Transdisciplinary Theme: How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems

Central Idea: Deconstructing and constructing systems helps us understand their complexity.

Lines of Inquiry that will define the scope of our inquiry into the central idea:

  • systems and their parts
  • exploring the complexities of systems

Learner Profile Attributes: Inquirers, Thinkers

Our Approach to learning will focus on data gathering and recording.Students will be encouraged to use all senses to find and notice relevant details and record their observations by drawing, note taking.

Our Distance Learning Reality gives our students an authentic experience of applying skills and knowledge they’ve gained in school to unfamiliar situations. They are challenged (as well as parents and teachers) to adopt to a new System of Learning through technology. 

Students’ Learning Goals: 

  • I can identify systems
  • I can name the parts of the system and how they are connected
  • I can name people who are part of a system
  • I can empathize

Ways you can help:

  • Be on the lookout for systems with your child around your home or while you are out and about. They are all around us and will be exciting for your child to begin noticing with a keen eye! Ask your child why they think something is a system. What are the parts of a system? How are parts connected?Who are people connected to the system?
  • Organize a Curiosity Workshop for your young learner at home. Let your child use some tools to deconstruct and construct different systems. Let your child be creative and explore the possibilities of being a Maker. For inspiration on this one watch a video of a former Yearly Years AAS teacher Amber Taylor

Enjoy exploring and creating with your child!

Yours in learning,

The Pre-K Team