Exhibition. It's not just one night. It's an entire journey for our students, one that begins when they enter the PYP. On the night of, we don't want our parents and community standing and listening to students regurgitate information they have learned. We want each student to lead an interactive experience, to have a conversation with people about the journey throughout the entire process. The learning isn't just about information, it's also about knowing and understanding themselves as learners, knowing their strengths and areas for improvement in the future. Check our the learning journeys our students created this year. Each was asked to think of a metaphor to describe their learning journeys, and to make this a part of the conversation they had with their audience members.
Students have been working through the Finding Out stage of their Exhibition for the past couple of weeks. Below are a few of the Thinking Routines that we have either tried, or plan to try at some point of the next several weeks. Some of them serve the purpose of tuning in and activating prior knowledge, others deepening thinking and understanding, and some of them can be used more as reflection tools.
* some photos have been added as the routines were attempted
1. 4 If’s (might try this out as a way to think or plan action/reflection)
2. Tug of War
+ Really cool website! Allows kids to make news headlines:
4. Circle of Viewpoints
5. I Used to Think, Now I think (could be used for a final reflection or after the finding out phase?)