Honey Bunches of Notes January

We’ve begun our next theme unit: “How My Community Works”. This unit includes a unit on Fairness and a unit on Food Systems. The understandings we wish for students to develop through How My Community Works are:

• Understand that my community is a system

• Understand that I am part of many interconnected systems: community, economic,

food, farming, etc.

• Understand that when something happens in one part of the community system it

affects all of the parts of the community system

• Understand that improving one part of the community system can improve the

dynamics of the whole community system

In the Fairness unit, the children are learning about different forms of discrimination (e.g.

ableism, gender discrimination, racial discrimination) and the ways people have worked

together to make society more fair for all members, including the Civil Rights


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