(last update: 10/16/2017: Report Card - bottom of the page)
About Focus on K2 (Kindergarten)
Kindergarten students learn through our Focus on K2 curriculum. In the BPS, we use the term K2 instead of kindergarten, referring to our five-year-old students. A core component of the Focus on K2 curriculum is Our Boston, where children are invited by Boston's Mayor to engage in designing and building, as a classroom, constructions to make Boston a fairer and more interesting place for children.
Guiding Documents - revised August 2017
Unit 1 - Our Community - revised August 2017
Unit 2 - Animals & Habitats - revised October 2017
Unit 3 - Construction - revised January 2018
Our Boston Projects (2017)
Unit 4 - Our Earth - revisions coming soon!
- (includes Full Unit, Introduction, Read Aloud Lessons, Literacy Circles/Word Work, Weekly Plans)
- Week by Week contents | Working on Words (WoW!) |Capstone | STEM Investigations
- Weekly Plans (editable)
(Note: the full unit still contains old literacy circles and word work. Please replace with Working on Words)
The videos above are designed as jumping off points for Focus on K2, including forming small groups, managing and engaging in centers, and using the Ladder of Feedback protocol during Common Planning Time to examine student work. The "Austin's Butterfly Drafts" lesson is a fantastic example of facilitating a student-driven conversation about a student work. It includes a teacher leading students through the critique and revision process. For more information, click the link above, and watch the video below.