"While recognizing the importance of knowledge, concepts and skills, these alone do not make an internationally minded person. It is vital that there is also focus on development of personal attributes towards people, towards the environment and towards learning, attitudes that contribute to well-being of the individual and of the group. By deciding that the attitudes need to be an essential part of the programme, the PYP is making a commitment to a values-laden curriculum." Making the PYP Happen
Abulkhair is critical thinker who able to analyse and organise new information. He demonstrated his ability evaluate information during an activity where we compared two versions of the story, the 'Gingerbread Man'. After reading both stories, Abulkhair was able to identify a number of differences and similarities between the two tales.
Patterns are everywhere! We have been noticing & exploring patterns in our everyday lives as well as creating some patterns of our own. Abulkhair chose to share piece of work that he created on his portfolio because he "likes to make patterns and used his favourite colours." You can see it in our K1 pattern museum!
We have been reflecting on all of the experiences we have had as a part of our 'How We Organise Ourselves' unit. To prompt some discussion about how we move and why, Ms. Karla, Ms. Alison & Mr. Nathan created a play area full of fun equipment use. Students were able to play freely, then discussed how and why they were moving in different ways with a teacher. Here is Abulkhair's movement conference: