IB Primary Years Programme Update
February 2019 - What's Happening in the PYP at Wade King?
Kindergarten - How the World Works
Central Idea: Scientists observe the world around them
This is an inquiry into framing questions, methods of data collection, and methods of data collection.
First Grade - How the World Works
Central Idea: Matter with which we interact exists in three fundamental states: liquids, solids, and gases
This is an inquiry into the properties and behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases, as well as observing, describing, and recording observations.
Second Grade - How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: Traditional tales are used to teach lessons.
This is an inquiry into the features and themes of traditional tales, understanding lessons, and the methods of problem-solving in traditional tales.
Third Grade - Where We Are In Place and Time
Central Idea: Indigenous cultures change over time.
This is an inquiry into the relationship between indigenous people and their environment, effects of change over time of indigenous people, and similarities between various indigenous cultures around the world. Third graders began this unit by unpacking their understanding about indigenous cultures around the world during several provocation activities and class discussions. As the unit has progressed, the third graders have learned more about the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, and how these cultures have changed over time. Next week, they will be going on a field trip to the Lightcatcher Museum to engage in deeper learning about the Coast Salish people.
Fourth Grade - How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: People use poetry to express their ideas, emotions, and beliefs
This is an inquiry into the forms of poetry, the purpose and value of poetry, as well as aspects of poets' craft.
Fifth Grade - How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: Ideas, feelings, beliefs, and values are expressed when people align themselves with issues, movements and causes.
Our fifth graders have begun their Exhibition unit of inquiry! The Exhibition is an in-depth research action project, during which students work in small, collaborative groups to utilize the inquiry process and research a topic they are passionate about. Student also decide how they can take action based on their learning. When their inquiry is complete, 5th grade students will share their learning with Wade King students and families by presenting in classrooms and at their Exhibition Night. This year Exhibition Night at Wade King will be on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm. All Wade King parents and community members are invited to attend!
This month we celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year with a school-wide assembly.