There are good things and bad things about being either a boy or a girl. Using Caitie’s gratefulness theme, think of the reasons why you are glad you are or a boy, or glad you are a girl.
Create an attractive TOP TEN REASONS I’M GLAD I’M A…. visual that will go on display in the classroom. Try to keep it serious and sensible as many of the things you might be thinking about could be sensitive for people who are the opposite gender.
Well, it’s nearly the end of the year and it is time for you to think back over the whole year and how your reading has come along during your time in Year 6. You have been given a lot of freedom to choose the kind of books you like to read and have also been expected to get good at choosing books that are “just right” for you. You have all really impressed me with your ability to read independently this year, and even the people who were not really readers at the start of the year are finishing the year very strongly.
So, create a Blogfolio posting to share the following information.
- The best book you have read this year and why
- The most challenging book you have read this year
- A book you tried to read but gave up
- The genres and authors you like and why you like them
- How you use reading skills to do research
- The Landmark Book you are reading at the moment and why it is a Landmark Book and not just any old book
Create a JPEG using Powerpoint to do a “The Important Thing About Me” page for a “The Important Thing About 6SS” book.
You have TWO DAYS to complete this task.
Together, we will create a “Who are we?” display in the classroom. You need to prepare a visual that shows people the information about you that you think is most important.
- Your personality
- Your values
- Your culture
- Your interests
- Your family and friends
- Your likes and dislikes
- Any other things that make you interesting or unique
Make your visual:
- Good to look at
- Clear that it is about you
- Show things that are not already obvious to us (VERY IMPORTANT – Don’t just tell us a whole lot of stuff we know, like “I like football”)
Create a Blogfolio posting that tells the story of your PYP Exhibition. Try to include the following information:
- Why you chose the spark you chose
- The main things you did to create energy
- The biggest challenge you faced
- The most rewarding experience you had
- The shifts you think you created so far
- The ‘Lynchpins” of your PYP Exhibition
- Ideas for how you can carry on with your PYP Exhibition
Make your posting interesting by including photographs, videos and any other things you can think of. You can find photos and videos in the Year 6 folder on Media.
When you have published your posting, make a comment on here and include the link to your Blogfolio posting.
We will be basing quite a bit of our work on this homework task so please take this seriously, think carefully, deeply and beyond the obvious.
How are numbers connected to your PYP Exhibition work?
- Did you need to calculate the cost of anything?
- Did you need to count money?
- Did you gather data?
- Did you calculate percentages?
- Did you count the number of people you spoke to?
- Did you measure anything?
- Did any of your research contain numbers?
- Was time important in your exhibition?
- Was distance relevant to your exhibition?
Think about the questions above and also any other ways that numbers may have been involved in the work that you did at any stage in the PYP Exhibition. Make a comment to explain and to give as much detail as you can with the information you have at home.
Read this quote and then make a comment to answer these questions:
- What does this quote mean to you?
- What “pebble” are you tossing into the world?
- How are you hoping to inspire people?
This video shows the students and parents of 6SS working together in their latest PYP Exhibition Checkpoint. The image below shows what the students were using as a guide for the Checkpoint. The parents were asked to focus on the students’ plans, what actions they are working towards and what actions they have already put in place.
Spend some time this evening thinking about what you have achieved so far this week, what you have done today and what you will need to do tomorrow. Then, log on to our Twitter account and write a Tweet to share the three main actions you will take tomorrow. Remember to put the hashtag on it – #nistexhibition
You were asked to select and read a Landmark Book during the Songkran holiday. A Landmark Book represents who you are as a reader at the moment by:
- Showing what genres interest you
- Showing which authors you appreciate
- Showing the level of book that is “just right” for you
On your Blogfolio, write a posting that tells us the following information:
- The title, author and image of your Landmark Book
- Why you chose to read that book and why it is a Landmark Book for you
- What connections there are between this book and other books you have read
When you have finished, copy and paste the URL into a comment on this blog posting so people can find your work quickly and easily.