This is a very old and well-known saying. But, what has it got to do with your PYP Exhibition? Well… it’s up to you to think about and explain that!
Make a comment and tell us:
- How this saying is connected to the PYP Exhibition
- What knowledge you will need to find out about your spark in order to make you powerful
Do you understand the task?
Can you explain it to someone else?
Watch this video of you guys all working on the timelines activity. Can you explain what you were doing to our audience? Can you explain the connection with this task and the presentations you have been working on this week?
The teachers are looking for lots of ways for Year 6 students to be leaders in the school this year. However, lots of people get confused and think that leadership is the same as being bossy.
What is the difference? Think about it. Discuss it with people. Then, make a comment on the Bossiness vs. Leadership posting on the blog:
Watch the last two parts of episode 4:
Which part of the episode did you like the most? Why?
What “shifts in thinking” happened? How?
Which student was most affected by this experience?
Is Jamie a good teacher? Why?
How has Arts Week been so far? What have you enjoyed? What new skills have you learned? How have you been inspired? What would you like to do more? Who did you enjoy working with?
These photos show parents and students of 6SS looking at the students’ cards on the Gradual Release of Responsibility and discussing whether or not they are in the right place on the continuum. They also show parents and students collaborating to write a comment on the blog posting below, giving details of their conversations and telling us what their goals are for the immediate future.
Here’s a nice photo of the parents enjoying the relaxing part of the morning, organized by these students:
Aayush, Paula, Paul, Anirudh, Odette, Ken, Gabi, May, Pimboon, Am and Samantha. Well done to them!!!
With your parents, spend some time looking at the Gradual Release of Responsibility diagram outside the classroom:
- Explain how the diagram works
- Share your cards with them by taking them off one-by-one and finding somewhere to talk about each one
- Find out if they think your cards are in the right place on the GRR
- Discuss how you can work together with your parents to progress
- Decide on one or two goals for the next couple of weeks
- Make a comment to tell us your goals and a bit of information about the conversations you had
Remember, make your goals:
Sustainable (you will carry on doing it)
Manageable (it is not too much to take on)
Achievable (you can achieve success with it)
Realistic (it is appropriate for you)
Timely (now is the perfect time to work on this goal)
This weekend, Paula created this image for “effervescent” and emailed it to me. Here is her email:
Hi Mr. Sam,
after we have been doing some presentation lessons with Mr. Will I have gone home and looked for more pictures that were relevant. When I tried searching for bubbling soda water nothing really relevant to effervescent came up so I thought I could take a picture by myself.
I first tried with a small camera which didn’t really work at all so I asked my mom to help she said she’d help but we’d use the big camera (Canon 5D). I really trust her because she has taken a lot of good pictures (my dad as well) thats why they bought such a good camera. So my mom even changed the lense because we had a special lense that was especially for close ups and then I was pouring some soda water into a glass while she took pictures and I then worked on it in Picasa.
Hope you like it,