Students have got it: their big ideas and some driving inquiries. After some weeks of thinking and filtering, students have a bigger idea or issue to dig into. They also have some guiding concept questions or lines of inquiry. Students chose one of the ideas from their brainstorm with their parents and the community (see […]
Today we heard another two presentations about identity. Today’s discussions were about religion and identity and beliefs and identity. From the Loch Ness monster to Islam, students presented what they learned about beliefs and religion. If you presented these ideas, how do you think your presentation went? In the comments, answer the following: Based on […]
Today students started presenting what they learned about Who We Are. Today’s groups talked about how skin color and your personality help shape your identity. If you presented these ideas, how do you think your presentation went? In the comments, answer the following: Based on your research, what is something that you connected with (you […]
As an example today about how to add videos to the blog and about finding out something interesting about our Exhibition topics, I found this. It’s disturbing, but it’s a real problem. During Exhibition, we might find out some things like this. Share with others. Ask opinions. What do you think? //player.vimeo.com/video/25563376?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 MIDWAY a Message […]
As we begin on Exhibition, Student Week 2, here are some questions and ideas that parents and students could discuss: What is your big idea? What are the main questions you want to investigate? Look at the PYP Exhibition blog under your name and show what you’ve done so far. How are Week 1 and Week […]
We just changed the header today. Same place, but today’s photo instead of last August. What do you think? Have these 5th graders grown?
How do you think culture and identity influenced these boys’ experience? Have you lived in a place that seemed so foreign?
Tonight’s home learning is simple, yet very important. What is the big idea you want to inquire into during the Exhibition? What makes you say that? Write your thoughts in the comments below. As we talked today about the purpose and essential features of the Exhibition, you know that you need to: engage in an in-depth, collaborative […]
Digging Deeper Our goal at the beginning of Exhibition has been to move students beyond their passion, interest, curiosity to something bigger. After the students successfully brought in their brainstorms/mind mappings with their parents about their interests and issues related to those interests, we took it one step farther. It was time to get as […]
As we continue our journey into the PYP Exhibition, we are venturing into some bigger issues. As our central idea is all about how our passions inspire and sustain our learning, we’ve been wondering how to branch out into bigger ideas. As the Exhibition guidelines state, students need to investigate an issue of significant importance. […]