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Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is usually a term that we associate with high school and college students, however like every good habit of mind it all starts forming right from the beginning here in the PYP.  This is made possible by the … Continue reading

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TED Talks

I am sure you already have heard about TEDx Talks by now. I am a huge fan of them and here is another reason for you to head over to ted.com and find out more about them A TEDx Talk … Continue reading

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Helping children’s development of inquiry skills

I love being a PYP teacher because for me inquiry is the natural way children learn. All young children love to ask questions. It’s one of the ways in which they make sense of the world and their place in … Continue reading

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Importance of Digital Literacy

Curate, Collect, Create, and Collaborate: A Digital Literacy Framework for International Schools What exactly is digital literacy, and how can we ensure that students are learning the digital skills they need in school? We classify competencies for digital literacy according … Continue reading

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2016-16 G5 PYP Exhibition Video Channel

Dear Parents, Here are all the PYP Exhibition Videos: G5 PYP Exhibition YouTube Channel And here is the Youtube Stream from our performance

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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

Here are some tips for Search: Start with some general keywords. If your results aren’t what you want, alter the keywords to make a more specific search. I often encourage my students to put the word “kids” in to find … Continue reading

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Student Driven Portfolio

  I am happy to announce that this year we have been trialing a new digital tool that has already had a tremendous impact on student learning. Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of any age to … Continue reading

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How to prepare for Exhibition research

Here is a flow chart of how a typical research progresses: Plan, 2. Search For Information, 3.Take Notes, 4. Use the Information, 5. Report, 6. Evaluate. Now that we have a common understanding of the process, you need to decide what … Continue reading

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#GRABFG #BFGSlowchat

During Global Read Aloud month we will be participating in a twitter chat to connect with classes all around the world: Follow @kispypniko @kisicteric for updates #BFGSlowChat How it works: We will use the GRA hashtag #GRABFG as well as … Continue reading

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Book Club

Great News! We’re running a Scholastic ISBC to earn free books for our school. We’ll be sending the Book Club leaflets home so that you and your child can choose from the latest exciting selection of books. Please place your … Continue reading

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Game Design for G3 – G5

I am happy to introduce to you our Game Design team! We have 12 enthusiastic hackers from grades 3 – 5 learning some basic coding skills. We are currently using http://studio.code.org/sections/EPWJIY In the future we will also start assembling our … Continue reading

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WebQuests for students

Under PLAN – DO – REVIEW I have published some WebQuests, have fun! “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.I do and I understand.”                                          — Confucius – The six building blocks of a WebQuest are: The Introduction orients students and … Continue reading

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Super 3 @ Grade 2

This week we start using super 3 process to find out about history Today we Plan

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Research skills

In our library lessons I will be facilitating students in their journey in understanding one particular area of PYP’s Transdisciplinary Skills: RESEARCH SKILLS Our first task is that we’ll seek the definition of it: Research is searching carefully, with a method, so that … Continue reading

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The PYP Library @ KIS

Our library supports and enhances the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme(PYP)  and is guided guided by the IB mission.  Therefore, we aim to:  Develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through … Continue reading

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