Yesterday the class spent time looking back on their learning. They showed their knowledge and understanding of the main concepts we have been exploring in this unit:
The students wrote about what these concepts meant in the context of our unit with supporting examples. It's a demanding task but the PYP is all about concept driven curriculum, so the concepts need to be taught explicitly and in an age appropriate way to students. I must say I was delighted with the clarity of writing and level of understanding! This piece will be in each student's portfolio.
In addition to all this writing we've been constructing our model enclosures in art. Each model is a 3D representation of what each student has learned about creating an environment to match their researched animal's needs, strategies and behaviours. Our classroom looked like a tornado passed thorough with paper grass, clay, paper maché, glue, paint seemingly everywhere! However, the tidy up crew did a good job at the end of the day. Students demonstrated great creativity with some very clever ideas for making scenery. To be continued on Thursday.............