Under the transdisciplinary-theme How We Organize Ourselves
The Central Idea is: Many products go through a process of transformation before being used by society
The Lines of Inquiry are:
- The transformation that products undergo
- The distribution that products undergo
- Ways products are changed to meet the needs of society
The key concepts the students develop throughout this unit are causation, change, and connection. Apart from that, the related concepts they learn are process, measurement, transformation and distribution.
During this unit the students develop specific the learner profiles and attitudes, which are communicator, balanced, cooperation, creativity, enthusiasm.
In order to have better understanding of this topic, they are going to learn it directly from the sources. They will have excursion to three places, which are Kampung Horta, Pizza Hut, Farmers Market, and Sunindo (doll factory)
For summative assessment, the students pretend to be a seller who will not just sell, but also explain the process a product go through. They are expected to be able to give relevant and clear verbal presentation, to describe main changing process and to be able to describe the raw materials of final product.
In this unit, EY1 students will explore sounds from the parts of body. After that, they will create musical patterns by using parts of body. Moreover, they also learn how to respond to dance through spoken, written, visual and kinesthetic media. They will learn and watch some dancing, and then they will respond to that. Those activities are for supporting our ‘connection’ concept. On the other hand, they also learn how to recognize that sounds can be notated in a variety of ways.
One of the concepts of this unit is process. In supporting that concept, EY1 students will demonstrate the ability in following basic step patterns (senam ceria). They will learn how to participate in rhythmic gymnastics and follow the movement according to the rhythm. Besides that, to explore their loco-motor and non loco-motor skills, they will learn various kinds of simple running events and participate in and follow instructions for simple games. Moreover, in order to keep balanced, they will learn to be aware of some of the elements of a healthy lifestyle like, rest, well-balanced nutrition and exercise.
For this unit to support our related concepts of process and connection. EY 1 students are going to learn about listening, speaking, reading and writing: stories, they will make a story using their ideas. They also will learn how to introduce themselves. Besides that, they are going to learn visualizing to get the meaning of the words read.
To support the related concept of transformation in this unit, EY1 students are going to learn to tell information by presenting it in living graphs, pictographs, and tally marks. Besides that, they are going to learn to read and write numbers symbol from 11 to 20, count to tell the numbers of objects and compare the numbers or quantities and also they will learn to describe and sequence events in their daily routine and describe patterns in various ways.
In supporting the concepts of transformation and process, EY1 students are going to learn how to weave paper and dye paper. Besides that, they also learn how to fold paper in order to create various objects.
In relation to the related concepts we emphasize throughout this unit, which are process and transformation, EY1 students do not only learn to understand stories but also to tell their own by using words, gestures, and objects/artifacts during ‘show and tell’ activity. Furthermore, they will use their personal experience as stimulus when drawing and collaboratively creating story on their own. Their reading skills are also developed as they show an awareness of sound-symbol relationships and begin to recognize the way that some familiar sounds can be recorded. They will go further by reading and writing sight words and phrases with short vowel sounds.