In class, we’ve been talking about peace and conflict, and we’ve emphasized that we need to feel good about ourselves so that we can handle all of the feelings that arise in our lives. Feeling good about ourselves will also help us handle conflicts that come our way. Comment on this post. What are at […]
As we move toward Exhibition and finish up our unit on peace and conflict, 5B students have been thinking about themselves: their passions, their needs, their feelings. We’re building a tree in class to display everything about 5B students. Students also started making cranes. We’re trying to reach our goal of 1000 to donate to […]
Students participated in an afternoon of mindfulness, learning how their feelings and emotions can affect their behavior. They practiced yoga and qi gong, learning how to understand and control their emotions. This is all part of our unit on Sharing the Planet. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=37227843&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00adef&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0
Now, we’re not sumo wrestlers, and we’re not living lives like this, but all of us have conflicts and need to solve them. Think about how you solve conflicts. What is the number one way you solve conflicts? In your description, mention if this is an effective way to solve conflicts and why or why […]
Students put together a Voice Thread as the end of their literature circle project. Please feel free to comment on any of the Voice Threads. Their questions: 1. What was your favorite part of the book? 2. What was the theme of the book? 3. What makes a good literature circle discussion? And now on […]
I just finished a 2-day workshop on Mathematics and Inquiry and am re-inspired about teaching Math. We had a Math inquiry specialist come in and teach our kids and then us about how to teach. So much makes sense, and I think, hope, I’m on the right path. In the PYP, we know that kids […]
Students videotaped themselves in their literature circles this January. Here’s a glimpse into their thinking and discussions about books. Listen to the questions and how students make connections with their own lives.