The All-School Unit is one example of PUCS’s integral curriculum.
PUCS Faculty meets each spring with our Special Events and Curriculum Resource Consultant to brainstorm an All-School Unit topic. Once this is decided, together they develop enduring understanding and essential questions for the unit. The Curriculum Resource Consultant prepares a resource packet for teachers who develop the details and lesson plans for their unit. The Special Events Consultant helps develop field trips for the units, decorate the building, and later writes the script and lyrics based on student product from the unit for the Elementary Spring Production. Middle School teachers include the topic as a recurring theme throughout their curriculum and instruction throughout the year.
Past All-School Units
Creating the Spring Production
The Annual Spring Production is based on our all-school unit. Each fall a different topic is studied in depth by the entire elementary school, giving them a broader knowledge and understanding of the topic across disciplines. This produces student-written songs, stories, skits, and movement that are put into a script form. During the month of February, the students rehearse; make revisions, and design costumes, sets and programs. The production is held in March and the entire community is invited!