For the unit of inquiry, “How We Organize Ourselves – Communities depend on everyone co-operating to achieve the same goal”, the grade 1 students have been looking at the school-wide community and investigating how it is organized.
The students have prepared questions in small groups and interviewed people from different roles across the whole school. They have discovered who are the members of our community, what their responsibilities are and researched into what they do to help us in our goal of learning together. This unit has allowed the students to get to know people from our larger school community outside of just teachers and find out what the community as a whole can do to help us achieve our goals.
By Karen Vandamme, Grade 1 teacher