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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

More Action!

I promised that I would be posting more of my student's Action. I just can't express enough how proud I am of their spirit of inquiry and their enthusiasm for learning. 

When we started this unit we read Galileo's Journal by Jeanee K. Pettanti. 

After reading we made a list together of  characteristics that we thought described Galileo. Many of the Learner Profile Attitudes and Attributes of the PYP came up. At the end of the discussion I shared my thoughts with them and asked them if they thought that Galileo was Curious. I challenged my students to be more curious, to find more enthusiasm and to make discoveries. Now wonder I am so proud of them!

This is our Action wall. When a student takes action and bring in evidence of that action his/her picture is placed on the wall (window). If their action is something that can be displayed on the wall we hang it up. Here are some examples of posters that students have made at home:

Other students have shown Action by finding a book at home and bringing it into the classroom to share. Armaan even brought us a huge map of the Solar System to hang up during our unit. 

Other students find a more hands on approach to action. Amish brought in a Solar Eclipse Model that he made all by himself out of a shoebox. It even had a little battery operated light inside to represent the light of the sun. Well done Amish!

Are you impressed yet? I know I am!! I can't wait for our mini-exhibition after the holidays. 

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