Below is a picture of our PYP Programme of Inquiry (referred to as our POI). It shows the central idea for each of the 6 units that will be taught in grades K-5. As you read the chart vertically, you can see how each grade level goes deeper in concepts and standards. There are 6 units of inquiry:
1. Who We Are
2. Where We Are in Place and Time
3. How We Express Ourselves
4. How the World Works
5. How We Organize Ourselves
6. Sharing the Planet
As students move grade to grade, the concepts taught during each unit, reflect the standards for that grade level. Each unit is transdisciplinary...all of the subjects are taught together. Students in PYP will not come home and say, "Today during science we...." Science and Social Studies are taught during the Reading block. Once students are in MYP (6-8), subjects are taught separately as students have 8 core subjects and change classes.
- Dance Class
- Chess Club (starting soon)
- Young Men's Club
- School Jobs (Leadership)
- Service Club
- Cooking Club
- Art Club
- Current Events Club (MYP)
- Student Advisory (MYP)
The Campus Cafe is now accepting applications. Students in grades 3-5 who are interested in working in the Cafe may apply. Applications are due Tuesday, September 19th. Interviews will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Remember to dress up for your interview.
Note: Jobs are seasonal, but you may apply during each hiring period and for different positions each time.
Names (nominated by)
Malia Clark (Miss Dottore), Evelyn Ahluwalia (Miss Ferguson), Sebastian Lee (Mrs. Hubeny), Tristin Pipkin (Mrs. Snyder), Desmond Stevenson (Mrs. Fairman), Robert McCain Jr. (Ms. Wightman), Braydon Reinhardt (Mrs. Meaker), Kyra Starks (Ms. Mori), Calvin Fill (Mrs. Humphrey), Kinley Camp (Mrs. Hill), Jada Steward (Mr. Morris), Elijah Schwab (Miss Chambers)
"I appreciate that no one laughed at each other if we made a mistake." Mr. Levy noted how great it is that our students can appreciate things for their imperfection and that in it of itself is beauty.
Ms. Thomas' ELA Class
What are the core values and beliefs that guide your daily life?
What is the relationship between your story and your identity?
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing their core values that guide their daily lives. This I Believe is based on a 1950s-radio program of the same name. During a divisive time in the United States millions of Americans gathered by their radios to hear compelling essays from the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller and Harry Truman as well as corporate leaders, cab drivers, scientists and secretaries—anyone able to distill into a few minutes the guiding principles by which they lived.
Based on a 1950s-radio series of the same name, This I Believe, Inc., is a non-profit organization engaging people from all walks of life in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values that guide our daily lives. Featured on public radio since 2005, these 500-word essays get to the core of one’s personal philosophy of life. The This I Believe project has spread across the globe and the response has been overwhelming. Nearly 50,000 people have submitted essays to the online platform.
The goal of This I Believe is not to persuade Americans to agree on the same beliefs. Rather, the hope is to encourage people to begin the more difficult task of developing respect for beliefs different from their own.
We get to do it all over again beginning on Monday with
grades 3-5 Monday Morning Meeting!