This is Vicky. As you know, I am leaving and I need two great owners to take care owners who can take care of my cute hedgehogs. I want two owners who can agree to the following things:
1: I will provide them food and water everyday
2: I will play with them at least a half an hour.
3: I will try to handle it and get close to them.
4: I am confident enough to take care of them.
5: I will treat them nicely.
And most important..
6: I will love them and treat them as a family!
Please ask your mother first if you can and remember, to bring a pet, it’s important your whole family agrees. Please talk to me before the end of Wednesday. I will ask Mr.Sam if I could have a lesson to-morrow of how you can treat them.
How am I keeping my exhibition alive?
as Mari said we tought Ms.Kelli’s class the song.
That’s not all.. We went to Khun. Bo and he said the cats have been sent to a big temple (I don’t know which because it’s hard to remember). The monks are taking care of the cats. They only sent the cats that need help, they left the cats that don’t need help (are healthy). Of course, Mari and I are really happy. I think it’s better than taking them to a vet.
So.. I am keeping my exhibition alive. YAY!!
Now for something else…
Mari, Mara, Emma , Chiani and I.. Made it to threw the auditions. YAY!!
We will be dancing at the completion ceremony. So will Stefan and Zola be dancing at the completion ceremony. I know some people in 6SS that should have gone to the auditions.
Anyways..See you guys on Tuesday.
Please Check out my video And like it…
You guys know that SCAD is shutting down? Well aren’t you just so disapointed? I have e-mailed Lindsay if we can collect money and give it to them. But I didn’t get the reply yet. I will try to call her too. If we can collect money for them we can do a bake sale…. We can also ask them to donate to SCAD. I just want SCAD project to go on and on……… It’s so good!!! I can’t believe that they are going to shut down I mean what for? As I said I have e-mailed Lindsay if we can collect money and if she says yes I need your help to do ideas we have. I am going to ask Mr.Sam if I can like run a lesson with the ideas we can do to save SCAD. Firrst I think I have to ask you this question. Do you want SCAD to save the animals life and rescue them from danger and make them wealthy? Please answer the question.
On Friday April 27 I had a skate clinic for the year 4, 5 and sixes.
Here is the video…
As you know, your homework is to take some actions that will put your work further ahead tomorrow than it is today. Please write a tweet to tell us what you did. Make sure you use the #nistexhibition hashtag.
Also, I will be asking you to create your own workspace tomorrow. If you know that you have things at home that you could include in your workspace… bring them in!!! Some things to make your space like this:
This afternoon was fantastic. You guys really nailed it, and your parents were an outstanding audience and brought so much knowledge and so many new perspectives and ideas into the Exhibition process. I am so glad that I had my Nikon camera with me today because I think it has helped me capture the atmosphere in the room this afternoon.
Share the photos with your parents, and if you want a high-quality copy of any of the photos you can download them from our Flickr account.
On March 1, 2012 students, parents, teachers from NIST met for a workshop to initiate the Year 6 PYP Exhibition. This interactive evening enabled all participants to find out more about the Exhibition and to have a ‘taste’ of the kinds of activities and issues students will inquire into during the Exhibition unit.
Below you will find further information about the Exhibition. We hope that you find this useful.
The Year 6 Team
What is the Exhibition?
“The PYP Exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community. As a culminating experience it is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile that have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.
Students are required to engage in a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that involves them in identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems. The central idea selected must be of sufficient scope and significance to warrant a detailed investigation by all students.”
Source: ‘PYP Exhibition Guidelines’, IBO July 2009
The PYP Exhibition has a number of key purposes:
- for students to engage in an in-depth, collaborative inquiry
- to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learning
- to provide students with an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives
- for students to synthesize and apply their learning of previous years and to reflect upon their journey through the PYP
- to provide an authentic process for assessing student understanding
- to demonstrate how students can take action as a result of their learning
- to unite the students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community in a collaborative experience that incorporates the essential elements of the PYP
- to celebrate the transition of learners from primary to middle/secondary education
What is the Exhibition about?
This year the unit is under the Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time
Subject Area: Social Studies
Strand: Continuity and change through time
The study of the relationships between people and events through time; its influences on the present and its implications for the future.
The students will be guided by the central idea: Ideas and actions can cause a shift in thinking and change the course of history
Big Idea: Revolution
The Process (in brief)
- select an issue that is meaningful to them as well as connected to their immediate life experiences.
- engage in team building activities and develop essential agreements on how to work together.
- form questions that help them gain a deeper understanding of the issue and view it from multiple perspectives.
- research the issue, using primary and secondary sources.
- consider the probable and preferable future of their issue
- consider ways of taking action.
- choose a means of formally sharing their learning with the wider community.
- formally reflect on the entire process.
The students will be using this tool to help them look at our big idea ‘Revolution’. Students and parents experimented with this tool at the Exhibition Initiation Evening.
This year the students will be Tweeting about their inquiries – this could include anything from their learning, their questions, their thoughts, their plans……almost anything.
If you wish to follow the goings on in the NIST Year 6 Exhibition, you can search for the hashtag #nistexhibition on Twitter.
At the Exhibition Initiation Evening we tweeted about issues being discussed on tables. Here is the Wordle that is made from these tweets. Wordles show the most common words in the bigger font sizes.
What does the Exhibition unit look like?
- The written part will consist of the students’ research as well as individual Exhibition Journals (these may be on the blogs). The Exhibition Journal is the on-going record of the thinking and work each student does leading up to the actual Exhibition. The journal reflects the process and progress that is being made as a team, as well as an individual.
- The expressive part of the Exhibition could include drama, dance, music, art, video, demonstrations, oral and IT presentations, etc as the students share their new understandings with the NIST community.
- All assessment of the Exhibition will be done within the school. The class teacher will be involved in the monitoring of progress throughout the Exhibition process and the students will be involved in self-assessment.
- Evaluation and reflections will be carried out through the use of observations and rubrics.
We would like to invite all parents to our class Checkpoints. These are weekly classroom visits where parents will be invited in to see what the students have been doing in their inquiries.
Parents will be able to find out individual classroom times via Email and Blogs.
If you are able, please come and support the child’s learning. If you can’t make it in, make a time each week to talk to your child about their Exhibition progress.
Your role as a parent:
- Play a supporting role – the key word is support, be an encourager
- Recognising the exhibition as a whole process and not as a product
- If possible, attending the class Checkpoint sessions
- Respecting your child’s process – it is their work and it should be done by them
- Asking questions about what your child is doing and what they think about what they’re learning
- Listen to what your child tells you about his/her progress
- Providing practical assistance when possible – connecting them with people who are knowledgeable about their issue, helping them get to visits/interviews, etc
- Attending the celebration on May 9th, 2012 and celebrating the completion of the incredible independent inquiry that your child has been involved in.
- Not critically comparing your child’s Exhibition to that of another – All the Exhibition Journeys will be completely different
- Not pressuring your child – just let it happen! The teachers will be guiding the students and making sure that everyone achieves.
- Friday May 4 – Final Day for putting presentations together etc.
- Tuesday May 8 – Year 7s visit and reflections, any last minute alterations
- Wednesday May 9 (morning) – Parent Welcome Ceremony in the NIST Theatre and Staging for Parents, Year 5 visits
- Thursday May 10 – Staging for all classes and the school community
More detail will become available in due course via email and the blogs.
Videos from the Exhibition Initiation Evening
At our Exhibition Initiation evening, we watched several videos – here they are:
How can you help your child with the Exhibition?
Spark – what was the SPARK that brought about the Nude Food Campaign?
Energy – how the teachers modelled ENERGY through the Nude Food Campaign?
Shift – what were some of the shifts in thinking that cam about because of the Nude Food Campaign?
Ideas are like sparks because they pop in your brain like sparks ideas also sparks because they are telling you that this is a great idea put it in your work it is pushing you to use it the idea that is in your mind is telling you that if you use this idea the person reading it will think you are a good author and this is a good opportunity to get some positive feedback. Some ideas can be sparks and some can’t it is a big difference between ideas can spark or ideas can’t spark. When you have got a brilliant idea that you really like and that you think others will like and an idea that will stand out in the whole point of what you are doing that is an idea that is a spark. When you have got an idea but you think it is weak or when you have an idea and you think it will ruin your whole work then that idea is pointless and would not be a good idea to include it to your work. An idea works because of you it works only because of you because you put your effort into it and you put your full heart and focus it will be the best. My teacher Mr.Sam spoke about this that if you keep a hold of all those feelings in the bottle it will be hard in life but if you take the lid off and let it all out it will be a relief it is the same with ideas in the bottle too but if you take the lid off and use all the ideas it will be amazing and fascinating.
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Thomas A. Edison
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
John F. Kennedy
I found these on brainy quote!