Integration of Science Health and Social Studies

Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by mrsc_teaches, May 21, 2012.

  1. mrsc_teaches

    mrsc_teaches Companion

    Feb 19, 2007
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    May 21, 2012

    I know we do this already in many ways mostly without really realizing it but next year my district is doing away with the science/social studies/and health block and adapting full on integration of these subjects during out reading and possibly math block.
    We are also to be integrating informational text at least 2 stories each week which I know will make it easier, but I am a bit concerned. I like the separate time to explore with the kids, we have went off on tangents and while staying within the curriculum standards studied all kinds of stuff.
    Anyone else required to do full integration??
  3. starbucks

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    Aug 11, 2007
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    May 24, 2012

    We used to have full integration (except math) and I loved it! The whole day just flowed so nicely around one theme. It was a ton of work, but it was worth it in the end. I feel that my kids get less social studies and science now than they did when we integrated. I think you will be surprised at how much more you will be able to do with science and social studies when you integrate.

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