The Universal Theme Relationships is typically given to our younger students (Grades 1-2) however this theme is also very applicable to our older students. As the teacher, you can prepare by exploring your own understanding of relationships.
You can start the year by examining the relationships in our day to day lives. What are some relationships we have?Where do we see relationships? What kinds of relationships do we see?
Universal Theme – Relationships in Language Arts
Below are some questions that can be integrated into a variety of stories throughout the year. As you progress with this theme, you might first consider exploring the theme through your read aloud.
Generalizations – Relationships
Below are some generalizations and related questions that can be integrated into a variety of stories throughout the year.
Universal Theme – RELATIONSHIPS in Math
The Universal Theme Relationships is a great fit for math. Consider how this theme helps us to better understand geometry, number sense, and formulas to find area and perimeter. Be sure to have students speaking like mathematicians and using the academic language to explain their thinking.