Who We Are

During a previous unit, students shared thoughts about who they are, where their home is, where they come from and what makes them the person they are. Their thoughts are fascinating, and it shows what a diverse group of students we have. Listen in. These are their lives today. Who We Are from YIS Academics […]

Exhibition is Complete!

With a fantastic flourish through a parent evening and student and community day, Exhibition 2014 has finished. Students did an amazing and confident job expressing what they have learned in so many ways. If you look at the photos, you realize how engaged the students were and how confidently they shared what they learned. To […]

Tomorrow is Exhibition

Tomorrow is the big night, and Friday is the big day. Students are ready to show you their learnings from their Exhibition research. Everything is looking good, and students seem confident and ready to go. Remember tomorrow, Thursday, April 24th, students should be at the auditorium at 6:15 p.m. Make sure to have eaten dinner […]

Dressing Up is Fun

In our lead-up to Exhibition, we’ve been dressing up in different colors and now even different people. Theo surprised us all this morning and set us rolling with laughter. Tomorrow is non-matching day and Wednesday is pajama day. Time to celebrate the long Exhibition journey!

Free Time in School

Today in our class meeting, I had no plans and asked students if they had anything they wanted to share. After a funny conversation about how to teleport to Japanese class, one of my students brought up the very serious issue of free time. It started with a whine: The other class gets free time […]

The Exhibition Journey is Almost Finished

We’re almost there. Next Thursday evening, we will all be standing in front of parents and teachers, celebrating what we’ve learned. Over this last week, everyone has been finishing up their creative displays and working hard on their speeches. Everyone has taken on the risk of standing up in front of their class and telling […]

PYP Exhibition: Student Reflection

As we draw nearer to our final presentation of the PYP Exhibition, I’ve been reflecting on our process. Students have done a good job. They’ve been dedicated, engaged, serious (for the most part) about this complex task we’ve all embarked upon. Mostly, they’ve reflected. Today, we talked about the thinking skills they had acquired. Metacognition […]