Making the PYP Happen

Lincoln Elementary IB PYP World School

March 2015-2016

Lincoln Mission Statement

The Lincoln Elementary School community will enhance, enrich, and broaden the education of every student through local and global awareness. We will work together to develop high achieving life-long learners who welcome others and their differences .

Contact Information

Mr. Skeels, Principal, Mrs. Richard, Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Wiedyk, IB Coordinator

Mini Maples Preschool at Lincoln...They are PYP too!

The Mini Maples Preschool is partnered with the YMCA, Adrian College, and Adrian Public Schools. Their unit in the last few weeks was based on the theme of Who We Are. They discussed what friends are, how we treat friends , and what is considered to be a good friend. Having good manners was also a highlight within the classroom setting.

Activities were also planned to explore how babies change and how they have grown since they were an infant. Discussions also took place on what they would like to be when they grow up. Since change was the highlighted concept, the students also explored how the seasons change. The weather changes were connected to the clothing that people wear in different times of the year. Creative Curriculum is used in both the Mini Maples preschool rooms at Lincoln and also at the Alexander site.

The Learner Profiles and PYP attitudes are also highlighted and used in the preschool. The preschoolers were inquirers when thinking about their past and futures. Students were knowledgeable when the preschoolers shared about themselves and what it means to be a good friend. Being balanced in the preschool means you help each other, you must follow rules and try to make good choices. Students worked on cooperation and tolerance when working together and using words to communicate, but also focused being independent while working alone.

Throughout this unit, students worked on their skills within science, language arts, social studies and art. Students were writing lists about how to be a good friend and connecting it to how people get to know each other throughout the world in social studies. Science and art were also used when looking at changes in seasons and making collages of their findings. Even at the age of 3, these Mini Maples are using all subject areas to research WHO THEY ARE!

International Baccalaureate Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."

Mark your Calendars! The PYP 4th Grade Exhibition will be June 2, 2016!

Lots of great topics being researched right now! Here are a few: Flint Water Crisis vs. California Drought; Drones; National Parks; Space Exploration; and Climate Change. If you have an interest in helping our 4th grade students research, please contact us at 517-265-8544.