Our Unit：Who We Are
Central Idea：Students can learn many skills and reflect on their learning.
Line of inquiry 1 – behaviors that help us learn
Line of inquiry 2 – Attitudes towards learning
Line of inquiry 3 – Skills that help us learn
The first challenge is “blooming peach flower”! The coach said，“The peach flowers are blooming now! ” The students asked，“How many peach flowers are blooming?” Suddenly the coach said,“There are five peach flowers blooming!” Hearing the instruction, the students looked for their partners immediately and they made groups with five people! After several rounds of the game, the students responded more and more quickly! They cooperated quite pleasantly!
Our current UOI unit is “Who We Are”, and the central idea is “Making balanced choices allows us to have a healthy lifestyle”. Throughout the month of September, our students learned the importance of consistently practicing good hygiene habits in order to live a healthy life. With the knowledge we learned in the UOI classes in mind, our second-grade students took a field trip to the “shared garden” located in the Shunyi District. We let students discover and explore nature by letting them get their hands on picking apples, creating eco-enzymes, and feeding animals.
For our first stop, students visited the apple picking garden. September is the peak apple harvesting season, and we asked each student to pick five big and ripe apples and played a fun treasure hunt game during the process. During this activity, students not only learned the health benefits of organic apples, but they also got to experience how happy and rewarding it is to interact with nature.
After returning to school, students reflected and summarized their day at the “shared garden”. Each student recorded what he/she saw, heard, and felt. Students were asked to combine the knowledge that they learned in the UOI classes and independently filled out the daily report.
We are very hopeful that our “Interacting with nature in order to live a healthy life” themed field trip will deepen our students’ understanding of previous content knowledge they learned in class, trigger them to live a balanced, healthy life, and become advocates of maintaining a healthy diet as well as physical and mental health.
We sincerely hope that every child can live a healthy life and grow up happily.
中心思想：Active citizens advocate for the rights of others
What are the rights of students? What children’s rights are mainly involved in this activity?
Our current UOI unit is “Who We Are”, and the central idea is ” Active citizens advocate for the rights of others”.
Before that, children have learned five basic rights of children and explored the difference between rights and privilege.
In the golden autumn season, accompanied by the children’s happy laughters and cheerful voices, PYP Grade 3 students, under the leadership of their teachers, walked hand in hand into the knowledge treasure house “Bao Xiao Library”, where they felt reading, shared knowledge and gained wisdom. three Individual activities and group activities., such as interesting reading, picture story sharing and DIY manual production, were carried out together and surrounded by books.
In the first project, students enter the library and find their favorite reading positions according to the previous groups. Started the interesting reading session. According to their own understanding, children find and choose books related to core themes such as children’s rights and child protection organizations to read. Some students combine what they have learned in the past, discuss in groups, study in cooperation, and share their gains. The whole project was carried out in a warm atmosphere.
And next, the teacher and staff led the children to complete the game of making “Cloud Lantern”. The children used cotton, small colored balls and glue, and everyone made their own little lantern. Children design together, communicate with each other and do it independently. On the workbench of the library, there are shadows of children working hard.
This activity reflects the teaching style of the PYP Department, which respects students’ development and combines knowledge with practice. It also reflects the protection and respect for children’s inquiry spirit. In the continuous development, we will lead students to grow and realize the value of the course.
The children returned to school happily. Returning with the children, there is also the joy brought by activities and the growth brought by practice.
Central Idea: People express and discover ideas through creativity.
Lines of Inquiry：
1.How creativity may be expressed
2.How people’s creativity has led to change
3.How perception of creativity leads to new ideas