Social Studies: We use the four domains of global learning and grade level global themes/issues to infuse social studies into daily learning.
Four Domains of Global Learning
Investigate the World: We explore the world by asking questions, gathering and examining evidence and using what we learned to draw conclusions.
Communicate Ideas: We select and apply different ways to communicate our ideas and collaborate with the world.
Recognize and Weigh Perspectives: We recognize and seek to understand different ways of thinking.
Take Action: We translate our ideas, concerns, and findings into ways to improve the world.
Grade Level Global Themes/Issues
ECE4: Taking Care of Our Community
Kinder: Health & Wellness
First: Learning from Generations
Third: Nobel Laureates and their Causes
Fifth: Human Rights & Advocacy
Social & Emotional
PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports): At DCIS at Fairmont we strive to recognize and celebrate students for making positive choices. Our mosaic is a large symbol of our PBIS system. A mosaic is not complete without every piece of its puzzle. Our PBIS Systems strive to build on the idea that as an individual I contribute to our classroom, and as a classroom we contribute to our school community.
Stamps: Stamps for each value are earned throughout the day, anywhere in the building, to acknowledge students for showing Respect, Perseverance, Integrity, and Joy. They contribute these to their class stamps (As an individual, I contribute to my class)
Mosaics: Students and classrooms gather stamps to earn pieces to their class mosaic. When they fill their mosaic, they get a class reward and get to put a mosaic piece onto the school mosaic. (As a class, we contribute to the school)
School Mosaic: Classes work together to fill our school mosaic. When this is filled, we have a school wide celebration. (As a school we work together).
Monthly Ambassadors: Students in each grade level are recognized monthly for being ambassadors, or role models, of each core value for their grade level.
Daily Ambassadors: Students in each class are recognized daily for being a role model and responsible citizen in their classroom for the day.
Breathing: We are a school focused on breathing and mindfulness, and talking about our emotions. Our very own Physical Education teacher published a book on Breathing, called Breathe With Me. We use this book school wide to incorporate breathing activities and mindful moments throughout the day and as a strategy for students to deal with emotions.