In the PYP we focus on Inquiry (More on that to come on Thursday's post).
One of our units of inquiry this year was about endangered species and taking a closer look at our responsibility in sharing our planet.
I started the Unit by reading The Lorax. This Dr. Seuss classic is my all time favorite!! My students fell in love with the story and made some very important connections to the key concept of responsibility. As our unit was drawing to an end the students decided they wanted to share their message with the rest of the school. They worked hard to come up with ideas and decided to perform the Lorax as a play during their assembly.
I have never seen my kids work so hard. I had students creating props at home and bringing in costumes they created. In the end the assembly and performance were a huge hit.
After the assembly the student body was asked to reflect on what they had learned. It was so great to see that other students made the connection to our responsibility as well.
As it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up I thought I would share some pictures from our amazing assembly!
We told our story from the perspective of the old onceler and had the rest of the class act it out.