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How We Express

Ourselves

Transdisciplinary Learning

Central Idea
Nature can inspire people to
express their creativity.

Lines of Inquiry
1. Creative expression of ideas, feelings and
2.
3.

emotions.

Nature and other sources of inspiration.


Appreciating different forms of creativity.

Unit Vocabulary

Creativit Interpretatio Nature


Appreciation
y
n
Inspiratio Perspective
Reflection
n
Video
Expressi Links
Kenon
Robinson: How schools kill creativity

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play

5 Essential Elements
Knowledge

Concepts

Skills

Mathematics
Shape and Space: Students will learn about 2D and 3D
shapes. They will be able to identify them, classify them
and use specific vocabulary to describe an objects
position in space.
Language Arts
Reading: Students will learn the reading strategy of
visualization and inferring to help them understand
poetry and other texts.
Writing: Students will explore poetry and inquire into
different poetry features. They will then use these when
writing their own poems.
Viewing and Presenting and Listening and Speaking:
Students will have opportunities to present and give
feedback to presentations. They will learn to use
intonation, volume, pace and body language to
communicate ideas.
Music: Students will explore musical works inspired by
nature. They will respond to nature by creating music
ideas and find ways to notate their ideas. Original music
will be recorded and performed.
Disciplinary
Learning
Art: Students willexploredifferent
artists and
how they
use nature as a source of
inspiration
in
their
artworks.
Language
Mathematic
They will respond by creating
their own sculptures
&
Arts
s
nature paintings.
Word Study:
Knowledge:
Students
Place Value
continue to
Basic Facts
learn word
Order and
patterns to
Sequence
develop their
Patterns
spelling skills.
Strategy:
Grammar:
Addition and
Students will
Subtraction
keep
Multiplication
developing an
and Division
understanding
of sentence
structure as
Important Dates
Jan 28: Early Release daywell
(1:15
asend of
day)
punctuation.

Jan 29: No school/ Teachers In Service


Day
Feb 5: Rotfi Park Field Trip
Feb 23 27: February Break
Mar 5: No School/ Thai
holiday Profile
Learner
Action

and Attitudes

Communication:
Students will be
Students respond
Form
Viewing and Presenting
*Communicato
to their own and
able to use their
Expression
Students understand the
rs
other artists
learning to show
Causation:
way in which different
* Reflective
works and
an appreciation
Inspiration
forms
of
expression
can
* Appreciation
processes.
of
different
forms
be
used
to
communicate
Reflection:
* Confidence
Students will
feelings, ideas, beliefs and of expression.
* Creativity
Appreciation
demonstrate
values.
knowledge of
different forms of
Thinking:
expression that
Students will use and
will allow them to
apply learned concepts to
be creative as
create and design
they explore
inspirational pieces.
personal
inspirations,

creativity
is as important for the brain as a healthy diet. It can be a source of self-worth for some children and
feelings,
beliefs
it
can
prepare them for many of lifes challenges, which require a creative approach in order to succeed,
and
values.
Fostering Creativity in Children by Health and lifestyle magazine. ( http