Wednesday, June 3, 2009
At the Lower School retreat today we took some time to list the terms that we used in different curriculum fields, such as reading, math, science, art, and technology. Here is the list that I came up with (in green) along with some terms the teachers added to the list. (You can click on the image to get a larger, easier to read version).
The most interesting part of the exercise is the commonality of terms across the curriculum. The Head of the Lower School also complimented me on the sophistication of the vocabulary that I was using even with the younger students. I felt it important to use a sophisticated vocabulary because these are the terms they are going to be encountering as they use technology both in school and in the "bigger world," so it is best to expose them early so they incorporate the proper terms into their vocabulary.