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Back-to-School & Student Choice

I am five days away from heading back to school. Five days. I’m not sure where summer went, but this one flew by. Maybe it was the constant playdates and pool time with my toddlers, or my brother’s wedding, or the IB training in Austin, Texas, but either way, I’ve been doing some reflection and… Continue reading Back-to-School & Student Choice

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End-of-Year Lifesavers

If you are like me, those last few days of school are a struggle. The students have finished their end-of-year exams, they know grades are finished, but you’re not quite ready to pop in the movie just yet. I found a  few lifesavers that helped me keep my sanity this week. Rock on to 5th… Continue reading End-of-Year Lifesavers

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IB Exhibition: Part II

My students have been working on Exhibition for a few weeks now. (See previous post on how we got started, our Unit of Inquiry, and “Finding Out”.) After researching man-made systems, my students moved on to “Sorting Out” and “Going Further.” The students chose three key concepts to start brainstorming questions to go along with… Continue reading IB Exhibition: Part II

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IB Exhibition: Part I

What is IB Exhibition? In IB terms: The exhibition represents a unique and significant opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB learner profile developed throughout their engagement with the PYP. It also provides teachers with a powerful and authentic process for assessing student understanding. In educator terms: Students in 4th grade  engage in inquiry-based, collaborative,… Continue reading IB Exhibition: Part I