this is a video I made. Please comment and give feedback!
Thanks to Caitie, Aryan, Tammy, Mara, Yuki, Pan and Madhav for acting.
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
I doing my exhibition project on gratefulness. We have so much but we grumble and complain about the little things we don’t have. The goal of my project is to encourage 6SS to be more grateful. I would like you to think about what you are grateful for.
For homework today can you please take one or more photos of things you are grateful for. Then e-mail the photos to me ( Caitie ), put them put on Flickr or print them out. I’m going to make a collage of the photos.
Today, spend 10 minutes working out how to tell your parents what you think your spark might be now. Decide how you will explain it and what examples you will use to help them see what you mean. Prepare two questions to find out what they think is good and bad about your spark at the moment.
Then, tell them about your spark and ask them your questions. Try your best to turn it into a proper conversation, not just a rushed Q &A thing that you can’t wait to get over with so you can get away from them! Your parents are an important part of your Exhibition as they will have loads of ideas, suggestions, ideas and questions. Involve them now as you try and work out what is most important to you.
Make a comment to tell us about your conversations with your parents. Make the effort to make your writing detailed, accurate and interesting to read. Get your parents to read your comment and tell you if they agree with what you have written.
Read this article: Kids Can Change the World
Read it very slowly or read it a couple of times so that you fully understand it. Make a comment to tell us information about the following things. Don’t just repeat what people who commented before you have said. Try to add new information, fresh perspectives or create inquiries by asking questions.
- Tell us about Mallory’s spark. What was it? Why was it such a powerful spark for her? What connections can you make to her spark?
- What strategies did Mallory use to create energy? What do you think of these strategies? What connections can you make to them? Could some of them work for you?
- What shifts of thinking or changes did she cause? How do you think this made her feel? What has this done to her reputation? How might these achievements affect her future?
We have been looking at effort today so, for homework tonight, I would like you to reflect on the things we discussed, the thinking you did and what all of this means for you as you take on the challenge of the PYP Exhibition.
You need to write a detailed comment (that takes effort!) in order to answer the following questions:
- Do you think that you are a person who puts effort into everything you do? What do other people in your family think?
- What successes has effort brought you in your life so far?
- What failures has lack of effort brought you in your life so far?
- Do you think that applying effort to the PYP Exhibition is going to be natural for you or is it going to be a serious challenge?
- How can you make sure that you really use effort to make the most of this important chapter in your life?