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Linking Children’s Literature to PYP Profile/Attitudes

“The aim of all the IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.” (Making the PYP Happen) The IB Learner … Continue reading

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Share what you know, a good place to start

Before moving ahead in our inquiry into shapes, angles, and lines, my grade three students took time to share their current understandings. Armed with cameras, small groups walked about the school to take pictures representing any 2D shape, 3D shape, … Continue reading

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My Journey into the World of Minecraft

I am not a gamer like my husband, but I became interested in Minecraft when it was all I heard about from a group of my students. They had joined the ECA last year for Minecraft and were pretty disappointed … Continue reading

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Multiplication Tables as Art?!

A few years back I took the workshop Mathematics in the PYP in The Netherlands. One of the learning experiences I took away and still use today was turning the multiplication tables into spirolaterals. By doing this the students can: … Continue reading

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If you build it, they will use it

I may have mentioned before that one of my challenges this year is space, well the lack of space. I have to be pretty creative when creating areas for reading, group work, using manipulatives, etc. Recently I realized I had … Continue reading

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Read one more chapter, pleeeaassee!

I am currently reading The Monster’s Ring by Bruce Coville aloud to my grade 3 class. They love the book and I love hearing them moan and groan when I stop reading for the day. The story focuses on young … Continue reading

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The Power of Suggestion

Last week we posted pictures on our blog of a classroom display we created using moveable paper people put into the position of our favorite sports activity. The students created a background scene to match their people. Sports View more … Continue reading

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Can we put that on the blog?

This year my Grade 3 team and I have implemented a combined blog for all 3 classes. We had a few parents who were unsure about the school hosting an open blog (no password) with their children’s faces and work … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling-Green Screen in action

After our successful work with iMovie for our Book Talks (see my previous post here) my students and I decided to take on a new project using a green screen for our study of Taiwan. After 4 weeks of inquiry … Continue reading

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Book reviews with iMovie

This year my students and I were inspired by Mr. McGuire’s Book Talks. We enjoyed watching the students share their book recommendations so much that we decided to try our hand at making our own. This was also the students … Continue reading

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