DIVE INTO SCIENCE
I have been doing some research on school-wide themes. I came across this great descriptor paragraph from a school in California. "Each year a school-wide learning theme is chosen. This theme is like a thread that connects learning throughout the school all year long. Each grade level takes a part of the theme to develop. Throughout the academic year, each grade level presents their learning to the entire school. They may create and present a play, a musical production, learning stations manned by students, or they may invite an artist in residence to help them present their theme." What I love about this description is that it is not just about what the teachers/principal sees the theme as, but that the students have a role in it as they are developing their learning to the school.
I am looking forward to the planning and the grant writing (haha!) for this project to happen!
Do anyone of you have a school-wide theme? Is it a committee that pulls resources together? How does it work at your school?