Working on a Frayer model about concepts In the last post I wrote about the first week or so of our PYPx process, where the students chose a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal and the part of the transdisciplinary theme, Sharing the planet, to focus on. They had written me an email with their chosen … Continue reading A Journey through the PYP Exhibition (part 2)
If I am honest this whole year has been a huge learning curve for me. It is my first year as a PYP 6 Homeroom teacher and also the first as PYP Coordinator. It has been quite the balancing act but a great opportunity to develop my practice as a teacher and in leadership. If … Continue reading A Journey through the PYP Exhibition (part 1)
Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. " Erich Fromm This year in my PYP6 class, inspired by reading about others' creativity in timings, I have been trying to get the most out of my units by spreading them out over the year. It is a pivotal year … Continue reading Creativity in Unit Timings
This follows on from our inquiry into place value. The students had been talking about division and multiplication of decimals as being a simple issue of just having to move the decimal point. I wondered if after looking more conceptually at place value their thinking about this may change, or they may at least accept … Continue reading The dilemma of the decimal point
We have been thinking a lot about number recently. We watched the BBC documentary The Story of One. https://youtu.be/ojqfwtwitMI My students were fascinated and made some great connections with things they had already learned about and it is inspiring new inquiries into binary numbers and other things linked to it. I has inspired some great … Continue reading What is place value?
The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you. –W. Somerset Maugham I was inspired by a post that I read recently about inquiring into reading by Mary Wade that I found through a link on Kath Murdoch's Facebook page. I started thinking about the reading my students were … Continue reading Perspectives on reading
The title should read 'Who I am', but it doesn't, as that would not be so PYP. Who am I? Mum, year six homeroom teacher, PYP coordinator. Living overseas a few thousand miles and a number of timezones away from my birth country and family, including my son. Working in a small school juggling the … Continue reading Who We Are