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Collaborative Planning, more than just working together

The PYP Programme Standards and Practices Standard A Practice 3.b The school as a community of learners is committed to a collaborative approach to curriculum development. We know collaborative planning is more than just teachers working together on a document. … Continue reading

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Transdisciplinary Skills are…..

In Making the PYP Happen document it states the following: Within their learning throughout the programme, students acquire and apply a set of transdisciplinary skills: social skills, communication skills, thinking skills, research skills and self-management skills. These skills are valuable, not only … Continue reading

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Google Portfolios model “Making the PYP Happen” and “ICT in the PYP”

“Schools have a responsibility to show evidence of student learning. Portfolios are one method of collecting and storing information that can be used to document and assess student progress and achievement.” – Making the PYP Happen “Learners’ awareness, use and … 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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Do we still need the poster?

My grade 3 students recently held their Invention Fair. They presented a tri-board of research on a particular invention and shared their own invention they created to solve a problem at home. (Click on image to enlarge)   The home … 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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Make it Work

I have to admit that I don’t know how to sew even though I am pretty sure that my mother tried to teach me at some point, but my husband and I still like to watch Project Runway and love … 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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Invite Others in!

Units of Inquiry can always be enhanced with Guest Speakers. When I taught in Germany, one of our Grade 3 UOIs was on Artists; an inquiry into how artists use their work to express and communicate ideas and emotions. All … Continue reading

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