Use this product in your PYP classroom. Can be used as individual puzzles on a wall display or connected together as a Learner Profile puzzle. All 10 Learner Profiles: Inquirers Risk-takers Communicators Principled Open-minded Knowledgeable Balanced Caring Reflective Thinkers
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All 8 Key Concepts Form: What is it like? Function: How does it work? Causation: Why is it the way it is? Change: How is it changing? Connection: How is it connected to other things? Perspective: What are the points of view? Responsibility: What is our responsibility? Reflection: How do we know?
Flippables, foldables, 3d models, experiments, research, transdisciplinary…….all in the name of inquiry based science. With over 170 pages, this 6 week, IB PYP unit of inquiry is looking at the human body and how our organs and systems are interdependent, together with how we compare to the systems that give life to other organisms. It is wholly differentiated with tasks marked A being more challenging than those marked B. It is suitable for grades 4-6. I have planned around the key concepts of form, function and connection. Our lines of inquiry are: What are the major systems within our body and what is their purpose? .How do the organs function and connect within a body system? How are human body systems interdependent? .Compare and contrast human body systems with those of other living creatures. Included: We cover circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, immune, skeletal and muscular systems. Pre assessment tasks Provocation activities Inquiry task cards Optical illusions for brain work! Over a dozen interactive notebook activities Collaborative science experiments Research tasks Expository writing Reading articles for each body system. STEAM craftivities Inquiry based maths Formative assessments and reflection sheets Summative assessment If you like this unit of inquiry, you may be interested in my other complete units as well, including: Revolutions Across Time, Rainforests, Rocks and Minerals, Money, The American Revolution, Extreme Weather and Global Warming, Adaptations of Living Things, to name a few. For more ideas and FREEBIES all related to inquiry based learning, check out my blog www.pypteachingtools.com . Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
How We Express Ourselves - As our children are inundated with media advertising from every conceivable source, this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry gives them an incredible insight, through the central idea, of how the media impacts our thinking and decision making. This 88 page packet is filled with trans-disciplinary, interactive, hands on activities that engage and promote questioning within the children. My 5th graders were thoroughly involved throughout this inquiry. It can of course be adapted for 3rd- 6th grades too. The interactive notebook activities maintain the children’s’ attention as they inquire into the central idea through the key concepts of form, perspective and causation. You will find: Prepared posters with a selection of media advertising Methods of advertising, including hype, endorsement, call to action etc. Interactive notebook activities for literacy Hands on experiments to demonstrate the design process A summative assessment that requires the children to create their own physical product, market it and promote it to a target audience. If you like this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry, you may also be interested in my others which cover each IB theme around the angles of Animal Adaptations, The American Revolution and Other Revolutionaries, Citizenship and Civil Rights, Body Art and Blackout Poetry as A Means of Expression, Space, The Rainforest to name a few. These can all be found in my stores or on my blog www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! Susan
Getting to know your students with this self reflection activity is a win-win, as you encourage them to think critically about the questions in each section of their t shirt. Their thinking is recorded with drawings rather than simply written answers. The back of the t-shirt focuses specifically on Learner Profile and requires a written answer. Throw in some arts and crafts to create the head and shoulders as a self portrait and the final product is a beautifully colourful product that allows everyone to learn a bit more about one another. These look fabulous hanging from the ceiling for back to school night. UK & USA spelling included. With options for more traditional ‘getting-to-know-you” questions as well as the IB PYP transdisciplinary themes, the children have to think about what each theme means to them or how they can answer the questions, illustrating their thinking within the shape on the t shirt, which requires a bit more thought and planning. The back of the t shirt brings the vocabulary of the Learner Profile into review and requires the children to really reflect on themselves as learners. Easy to print and construct, the kids absolutely love this activity which is perfect for back to school, student led conferences and a fun reflection activity. You can find many more inquiry based tips and tools in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
Inquiry is all about exploring and this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry is all about exploring explorers! With over 100 pages filled with activities, this printable packet is a complete, trans-disciplinary unit filled with engaging, hands on lessons, interactive notebook activities and research based inquiries that cover the central idea of : Exploration from the past, present and future can change the way people live. The theme is Where We Are in Place and Time. Lines of inquiry: Compare the perspectives of the explorers and those conquered. Why were explorers interested in settling new territory? What developments from explorers brought about change in society over time? What should be the responsibilities of explorers and settlers? Within this complete unit of inquiry, you will find pre-assessments, provocations, formative assessment and a summative assessment, along with a final reflection for portfolios. I have included lesson suggestions for all of the activities, worksheets and interactive notebook tasks. Strands covered include: Math: angles, lines, rays and polygons, coordinates and 4 quadrant graphs, negative numbers STEM: observing sailing vessels, design and build. Non fiction literacy: skills compare & contrast, cause and effect, expository writing; biographies Descriptive writing: planners and figurative language, creative writing leads Personal Narrative writing: letters/journals Geography: continents, oceans and compass points History: articles for reading and independent research Art and craft activities The explorers include: Christopher Columbus, Lief Eriksson, Cortez, Neil Armstrong, Ferdinand Magellan, Roald Amunsden, James Cook, Captain Scott, Tom Crean and more. If you like this, you may be interested in my other complete units of inquiry in my stores which include Revolutions and Revolutionaries, Rainforests, Animal Adaptations, Poetry, Media Impact, Extreme Weather and many more. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
Take the children back in time with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 130 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling. As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution, the Rise of the Nazis in Europe, the French Revolution and more. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony? If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing? Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent? How do you win if you don’t use violence? Why were women arrested when trying to get the vote? How did Ghandi win freedom for India if he didn’t fight? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers and many more found in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
Welcome to the world of inquiry based social studies, civics and human rights. This interactive, complete, six week unit of inquiry is perfect for the IB PYP. Created with a transdisciplinary theme of How We Organise Ourselves, it is ideal for 4th - 6th grade. U.K and USA spelling included. The central idea is: Global citizens have certain rights and responsibilities and, when violated, take action to protect those rights. This unit takes you on a six week journey exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.S.A’s Bill of Rights, comparing and contrasting those rights and the responsibilities that go along with human rights in an authentic, current and concept based way. Activities are hands on, engaging, differentiated and include the following: Vocabulary Reading skills and strategies: Close reading Inferring Main idea and supporting details Math: Inquiry based project: Volume, Measure and Fractions through building a 3d Global Village. Art: giving a voice to the voiceless Personal narrative writing Poetry Persuasive writing And much more. This unit of inquiry culminates with the children holding their own civil rights rally, complete with banners, chanting and persuasive arguments. If you like this unit, you may also be interested in my other complete units of inquiry found in my store or in my blog. Thanks for looking! Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
These beautiful watercolour posters are all ready for you to have the children think critically about the descriptors of the IB PYP Learner Profile and then add their own text digitally, before printing them. I like to have the children work on the descriptors collaboratively, in small groups – each researching the definitions, critically evaluating the best way to summarise them and finally creating their own. It is a great way to reinforce an awareness of our Learner Profile as the children learn what it means to possess those attributes of a learner and be an active part of the creation of the posters. They’re then a beautiful reference to be used in your classroom all year long. These contain all of the IB Learner Profile attributes for both the PYP and the MYP, including options of risk taker/courageous and thinker/global thinker. In addition, there are printable versions that can be used for writing the descriptors for each attribute, if that is your preference. You can find that edition by clicking right here. You may also like the same create your own digital posters with the beautiful watercolour flowers rather than the brush strokes. You can look at those here. You can find many more inquiry based tips and tools in my blog and in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com P.S. If you’re on social media, come and join in the chat on Instagram @pypteaching or Facebook @ PYP Teaching Tools. Would LOVE to meet you!
This downloadable PDF E-workbook of 383 pages features Global standard worksheets of PYP(IB), US Common Core Standards, UK National Curriculum, Singapore Curriculum, Australian Curriculum, New Zealand Curriculum and suitable for any International curriculum. published by (https://www.grade1to6.com/storescategory.php?curriculum=1 The topics covered are Tens & Ones, Estimating & Counting, Number Patterns & Property, Number Pairs, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Parts of a Whole, Measurements, Shapes, Geometry, Time & Handling Data. This E-workbook features well designed worksheets with examples given in most of them and ideal for use throughout the year to support classroom work, to help with internal assessments, holiday practice and also to revise for the end-of- year examinations at school. Price USD 5
This resource contains the first of three packs designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Weeks 1-3 of the Summer Term. The resource focuses on the following White Rose Maths ‘small steps’ Describing movement Describing turns Describing movement and turns Making patterns with shapes The resource contains 21 worksheets / activities (concrete, pictorial and abstract) linked to the above small steps with an emphasis on the mastery approach to learning advocated by the White Rose scheme and includes reasoning and problem-solving tasks. Answer keys and solutions are included. These resources will develop the pupils ability to achieve the following Year 2 Maths National Curriculum Objectives:- Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and in distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise directions). Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences. Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Week 2 Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Week 3 Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction Bundle More Maths Resources
This is a complete resource that demonstrates all 12 PYP attitudes in a powerpoint presentation with a video clip for each one. It also comes with complete exercises to follow.
These IB PYPLearner Profile posters are perfect for your IB classroom! This set contains : 1.IB learner Profile Attributes poster ( both coloured and black in while) 2.Two sets of coloured ( water color and crayon ) learner profile display cards . 3.One set of black in white (beautiful on colored paper) learner profile display cards Bonus : International Mindedness poster ( both coloured and black in white) IB PYP Learner Profile Posters included: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinker Communicator Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-taker Balanced Reflective
Produced for a primary school lesson on Ancient Egypt. Shadufs were used to irrigate fields by making it easier to transfer water from the river Nile to higher ground. Teacher information includes historical background, scientific terminology, photos of modern shadufs and materials list. Student task includes: making a model shaduf and guidance for testing the model. Format given as both PDF and DOCX
All of the Approaches to Learning skills ( formerly transdisciplinary skills) combined with reading, speaking, listening and drama! These printable task cards are a terrific way to actively practise the growth mindset directly within the Thinking, Research, Communication, Social and Self Management skills developed within the IB PYP’S Approaches to Learning. The task cards can be used in a variety of ways that encourage the children to reflect and think positively of themselves and others in various scenarios that are easily relatable to them. They are asked to reflect on situations that require analysing, synthesising, categorising and evaluating, present doubt, possible antagonism, confidence issues and other difficulties. As you help the children with these skills in a safe, familiar environment, it will greatly benefit them throughout school and particularly as they approach the IB PYP Exhibition. A great review activity! Differentiated for 3rd-5th grade. UK and USA spelling. Suggestions: Whole class - sitting in circle, each child will have a card to read aloud and then share their opinion. These can be discussed as you go around the circle. Teacher led – read aloud a card to a small group and have them interact with each other to solve the problem or scenario. Small groups- Place a pile of cards face down in the middle of the group. Each person will take a turn to read a card, act out or offer their opinion and then those can be discussed within the group. Independent work - Each child can work with a few cards and write or draw how they would solve the social problems presented on the task cards. You will find over 100 task cards ready to print and go. Each skill is a separate PDF within a zip file. You can purchase them separately but with this bundle you save! And you get the entire set of classroom posters explaining the skills! You can find many more tools for implementing the IB PYP within my store and on my blog. There are separate sets for big kids and also for younger kids. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
This colourful set of IB PYP Trans Disciplinary themes posters is a great way to display the theme of your unit. The kid friendly language helps with the understanding of the overall theme and allows the children to make that connection between your central idea and the theme. (with English and American spelling ) Display them altogether or simply introduce each theme as you begin a new unit of inquiry. Either way that you choose, it’s a wonderful way to introduce the new unit as you also introduce the central idea and key concepts. You can find many more IB PYP ideas and resources in my stores and my blog. Look out for the freebies for followers too! Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
These non fiction articles are great to add to your science unit about the human body. With the text suitable for upper elementary, they look at the facts behind six of our human body systems, with new vocabulary highlighted and provocations and inquiry based tasks included. The language aligns with the IB PYP phases 3 and 4 and NGSS. You will find spelling for USA and UK. This is a small part of my complete science unit of inquiry, Human Body Systems, that delves into the central idea of: The human body’s systems connect and function interdependently. With over 170 pages , it covers a six week study inquiring into the various organs and systems and how we compare to the systems that give life to other organisms. It is filled with transdisciplinary, inquiry based, multi-sensory learning activities and experiments, fully differentiated for grades 3-6. It is a thoroughly engaging and rigorous unit. Take a look here. We cover circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, immune, integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems. You may also be interested in my other complete inquiry based units as well. They include: Revolutions and Revolutionaries Across Time The American Revolution Extreme Weather and Global Warming Adaptations of Living Things The Earth’s Structure and Landforms Rocks and Minerals Those are just a few. Feel free to explore further in my store and on my blog, where you will find many more inquiry based resources and ideas. Lets keep in touch. You can find me on Instragram @PYP teaching and on PINTEREST. Enjoy this freebie, ~ Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
Fractions This downloadable PDF E-workbook of 41 pages features Global standard worksheets of PYP(IB), US Common Core Standards, UK National Curriculum, Singapore Curriculum, Australian Curriculum, New Zealand Curriculum and suitable for any International curriculum. The topics covered are **Fractions on a number line, Representing fractions, Naming fractions, Identifying fractions, Identifying missing Numerator & Denominator, Showing fractions, Equivalent fractions, Comparing fractions, Real life word problems and more. ** This E-workbook features well designed worksheets with examples given in most of them and ideal for use throughout the year to support classroom work, to help with internal assessments, holiday practice and to revise for the end-of- year examinations at school.
These worsheets include several activities on vocabulary related to sports: sports (masculine and feminine) the verbs GUSTAR and ENCANTAR sport related verbs (correr, bailar, esquiar, escalar etc) reading on sports
This is a 3 week unit linked to myths and legends aimed at year 5. It also includes a PYP plan for this unit and some resources.