At Monarch Global Academy Laurel, students spend much of their time engaged in units of inquiry and in-depth studies of compelling topics that engage students in comprehensive research of a subject, hands-on learning experiences, and unique projects that address authentic audiences in the community. Students become responsible citizens of their communities, where they consider real-world problems, take action, and ultimately, compete effectively in tomorrow’s world.
The Six Transdisciplinary Themes of PYP:
Who we are—an inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
Where we are in place and time—an inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
How we express ourselves—an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
How the world works—an inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
How we organize ourselves—an inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Sharing the planet—an inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Please see below for some Summer Work and Reading Packets.
Grades k 1 and 2 school summer reading info (2017)
Grades 3 4 and 5 school summer reading info (2017)
Middle school summer reading info (2017)
Summer Reading Kindergarten
Summer Reading Grades 1 & 2
Summer Reading Grades 3 & 4
Summer Reading Grade 5
Kindergarten- Summer Work
First Grade- Summer Work
2nd grade- Summer 1 2nd grade- Summer 2 2nd grade- Summer 3
3rd grade- Summer Work
4th grade- SUMMER 1 4th grade- Summer 2 4th grade- Summer 3 4th grade- Summer 4
5th grade- Summer Work
7th grade Math Packet- Summer Work 7th grade Humanities- Summer Work
SUMMER 2017 incoming first grade bookmark
SUMMER 2017 incoming second grade bookmark
SUMMER 2017 incoming third grade bookmark
SUMMER 2017 incoming fourth grade bookmark
SUMMER 2017 incoming fifth grade bookmark
SUMMER 2017 how to access ebooks bookmark
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