The boys are hard at work formulating ideas, gathering resources and making conclusions ready for Exhibition.
The boys spent some time this afternoon sharing with each other their elevator speeches that they will use to “hook” their listeners during the PYP Exhibition.
After sharing the speeches and then reflecting on their own, the boys have some ideas on how they can make improvements to the ones they have done.
The boys have been doing an extraordinary job working through the inquiry cycle during the PYP Exhibition.
Last week they inquired specifically into “Finding Out”. The boys worked worked collaboratively to write an information report on Finding Out before presenting their work on a poster that shows the process they went through to complete the finished product.
Boys-take the time to write a BLOG post about your learning experiences whilst finding out.
Parents-take the time to ask your boy about the process they went through to complete all of the learning involved whilst finding out.
All learning completed so far can be located in Google Docs. Just ask your boy to show you where!
An exciting morning this morning as they boys participated in the Book Week Parade. The wet weather did not deter the boys and they proudly walked around and shared who they were dressed as.
The theme for this year was Australia, Story Country. We had costumes ranging from Captain Cook to Ned Kelly and a Rainbow Serpent.
This morning we had Gary Bristow (Jack’s dad) speak to the boys in Year 5 and 6 about the Red Cross and the role he plays there as the Head of Marketing.
Gary spoke about what the Red Cross does and why they do what they do. He also spoke about how much money the Red Cross raises each year in Australia. He shared what proportion of money is raised that goes out into the field and what is absorbed in administration costs and why.
On Thursday the Year 6 boys completed a Second Step session where they broke into small groups and taught the boys in the other classrooms around the school.
We do this 2 or 3 times a term and it is an excellent way for the boys to share their knowledge with the younger students.
As a teacher, it is great to see the boys using some of the learning strategies we do with them with the boys.
We look forward to the next Second Step installment later in the term.
Each week the boys complete a series of word study activities where the use their iPads to sort, generate and develop a word bank of words related to a particular blend or theme.
The boys use their iPads to store their learning and at the end of each week they complete a peer test with a class mate before sharing their learning with their teachers.