Kindergarten Units of Inquiry

Kindergarten classes participate in four units of inquiry throughout the year. Click on each unit below to learn more.

Unit 1 - Who we are

Transdisciplinary Theme Who we are: an inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Central Idea

Lines of Inquiry

Attributes of the Learner Profile

Parent Support

Single Subject Connections


Unit 2 - How we express ourselves

Transdisciplinary Theme

How we express ourselves: an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity, our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Central Idea

People communicate in different ways   

Key Concepts

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values

Lines of Inquiry

  • Characteristics of maps                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Characteristics of communities

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Communicator
  • Knowledgeable
  • Inquirer 

Parent Support

Questions to ask

*What are different way we can communicate?

*What patterns do you see?

*How can you describe that?

*What words can you use to communicate your ideas?

Single Subject Connections:

Music: Kindergartners will explore patterns of pitch and rhythm in music.  They will identify patterns as same or different and discover ways patterns can be combined in the form of a song.

Art:  Kindergarteners will explore the characteristics of different types of clay.  They will model different 3-dimensional forms to create non-objective and functional art works.  Students will also explore patterns in their artmaking process.

Unit 3 - Sharing the planet

Unit 4 - How the world works