Who We Are

Who we are

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Central Idea: Citizens understand who they are and what they do to contribute to their communities.

Lines of inquiry:

1. Roles and responsibilities of the community

2. How citizens contribute to their communities

3. Different communities 

Key Concepts:

Connection, Responsibility

Related Concepts:

personal communities, beliefs & culture, responsibilities

Learner profile:

Communicators, Principled, Caring

Key Vocabulary:

Community, responsibility, success, citizen, contribute, contribution




To start the year, our first unit is about community building. Students will be inquiring into how people’s roles affect the community they are in. We will be defining “community” as we pull examples from students’ lives. Also, we will analyze how each member contributes to their own community in order for it to be successful. Through exploring this unit, students will apply their understanding in their own classroom community by creating their own classroom agreements, explaining their responsibilities as a learner, and describing how contributions of each  member make a learning community successful. Furthermore, students will be choosing a community they are involved in (within or outside of school) and will explain the connections and responsibilities of it in the form of a visual representation.


Literacy Integration:

The key concept of responsibility ties in nicely as we start unpacking reader’s and writer’s workshop. We will be focusing on building good habits and stamina for both areas. Students will be working on personal narratives during writing. This unit emphasizes on retelling a story using descriptive language ….. In reading, students….. (add learning outcome)

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To start the year, we will be reviewing place value and addition up to 99….. (add learning outcome)

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How you can help at home:

  • Describe your community at work. Who are the members? What are their roles and responsibilities?
  • Use a graphic organizer to compare/contrast responsibilities between family members (Venn Diagram, T-chart, checklist)
  • Be an active listener when your child reads their stories. Add an encouraging note in their writing journal.
  • Select 1-2 photos of the summer and email your teacher. We will use this for inspiration for writing.
  • Review basic math facts up to 10 (e.g. 3+4= 7). Aim for 3 seconds
  • Translate place value names in your home language (ones, tens, hundreds)

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