Our staff met together in June to reflect on our year and decide on a theme for the upcoming year. We use the theme to focus our instruction on shared topics and find new ways to collaborate with other teachers. This year’s theme is To the Stars.
Last year it felt like we were looking inward and staying close to home. This year we hope to change our perspective and look outside ourselves more and experience new adventures. Our brainstorming for classroom applications of the theme generated a wide range of topics including explorers, scientific discoveries, constellations, mythology, space travel, innovations, searching for extraterrestrial life, recognizing people who are stars in their field, the history of Star City, navigation, and songs and literature about stars.