Archive - November 2016

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Our Visit to the New Campus
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What Learning Takes Place in the Kitchen?
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Planting Beans
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Color Mixing

Our Visit to the New Campus

This week Peace & Unity took our first field trip of the year to visit the new MYIS campus.

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What Learning Takes Place in the Kitchen?

One of the most popular and consistently used centers in Peace & Unity is the kitchen.

Where is the Kitchen Center?

It sits in the back corner of one of the classrooms with a table and chairs in the middle. The kitchen also includes 2 ovens, a shelf set-up like a pantry, and 2 shelves that function as cabinets. The space is large, and is set-up in a square, with many items such as food, pots/pans, dishes and utensils.  Here the children cook food and create stories with their peers.  Since the beginning of the school year, every child in the Peace & Unity has used this center, and we have seen relationships formed, as well as all 5 Elements of the PYP demonstrated. We are excited by all the learning we have seen, and would to share.

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Planting Beans

For the past two weeks our class has been hard at work growing beans in our patio area.  Besides learning about the needs of living things, this activity has allowed students to work on Science, Research and Communication skills. Today our planting tub is full of many green, healthy plants, but it hasn’t been easy.  The students have completed many steps to reach where we are today.

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Color Mixing

As part of Unit 2: Changing Materials, student have been looking at how colors change.  Over two activities this week, students were given the opportunity to mix two primary colors together.  During these activities, students made predictions, observed a change, and came up with a conclusion.

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