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PreK

To investigate or inquire into - This cycle focuses on providing students with opportunities to explore concepts and objects around them. Themes in the EXPLORE cycle create space for students to develop an understanding of the foundations of the world around them.

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Concept: Perspective, empathy, character movement

Family

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K-2

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Concept: Character objectives and tactics

Grouping & Sorting

To take action; to do something - As students move into upper elementary and become more interested in finding agency over their surroundings, the ACT cycle grows with them, shifting into action themes that encourage exploration of how students can control aspects of their world.

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3-5

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Concept: Objectives, tactics, identity

Becoming

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Concept: Tableau, setting
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Concept: SEL

Building

Bridging

To handle or control - This cycle focuses on providing students with opportunities to interact directly with their environment. Themes in the MANIPULATE cycle create space for students to develop an understanding of how people and materials interact