September - Home and Family
In planning this "back to school" unit, we wanted to focus on assessing our students' understanding of family and self through the lens of our Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. We identified concept strands related to the theme and then, associated key standards to address in our teaching. We have found that organizing our teaching and learning through a concept web really supports our collaboration and helps us be more intentional in developing high value activities. For this particular unit, we also have the opportunity to delve into many concept strands and linger where needed.