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Susan Powers

I am an avid fan of inquiry based learning. Having taught for 23 years, mostly with the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme, I have discovered that children love to be an interactive part of their own learning. The products in my store are engaging and hands on, promoting inquiry, critical thinking, research and communication skills. You can find more tips and tools on my blog too. Enjoy! Susan

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I am an avid fan of inquiry based learning. Having taught for 23 years, mostly with the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme, I have discovered that children love to be an interactive part of their own learning. The products in my store are engaging and hands on, promoting inquiry, critical thinking, research and communication skills. You can find more tips and tools on my blog too. Enjoy! Susan
A  Challenging Game of Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension.

A Challenging Game of Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension.

Rigour can be fun! These challenging games are a great fun way to engage the students in really looking into the concept of cause and effect within the text. It requires them to identify the cause and the effect of up to four similar texts and to order them according to the sequence of events based upon the cause and the effect of all four. The cards are numbered to show sequencing but the text is not always obvious, with varying subjects, thus requiring the children to focus on the possible causes and effects of the previous cards. It can be used within small guided reading groups or as part of literacy centres. There are 3 different ways to play with these cards. The cards are differentiated to effectively reach all reading levels within 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Included: Instruction cards for both levels of games 3 different games in each packet. Recording sheets 40 cards with higher level text 24 cards with lower level text If you enjoyed this product, you may also like more CCSS ELA aligned products; The Best Game of Guess the Character Traits, The Best Game of Problem and Solution, Reading Comprehension Concepts worksheets and many more literacy activities in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
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A Number Talk Speaking and Listening Activity for Number Sense and Operations

A Number Talk Speaking and Listening Activity for Number Sense and Operations

Make number analysis fun! Number Talk is a fun way to get critical thinking and speaking and listening skills actively. going in math. Number Sense ,Place Value and Operations is a large part of math throughout the year. This activity is a rigorous way to get the children really thinking about their knowledge of place value, prime numbers, multiples and factors using the academic language. Use it as a skills review any time of the year. These printable cards are just one of my circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. This activity was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands and our CCSS Math standards. It can be used with 4th grade too. Each child has a number card depending on the skills that you are working on and the level that the child is within math. So easy to differentiate. They then have to listen to the inquiry cards, analyse the numbers and try to solve the problems. For example: What is the odd number out? 2, 7, 13 or 9? Or, create an equation using multiplication and division only to create an answer of 123. This is developing listening and thinking skills as well as communication and presentation as the children communicate their thoughts and share their solutions; learning that there is more than one solution for many problems within math. There are 20 inquiry cards within this packet, a conversation bingo card, scratch paper and an instruction card. The cards can be used with 4th-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and think from. The concept of number talk circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com. Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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Big Back to School Bundle of IB PYP Activities

Big Back to School Bundle of IB PYP Activities

Make planning your first week back to school easy with these best selling IB PYP activities. There are 7 engaging and inquiry based activities all designed for going back to school that are the perfect fun review of the IB PYP Learner Profile, IB Attitudes, Key Concepts, global thinking and Approaches to Learning Skills. There are inquiry based activities covering maths and literacy too!.These activities focus on the language and practice of being an IB PYP student and are designed for 3rd-6th grades. Take a look at everything included! Back to School Design A T Shirt Activitiy A Scavenger Hunt with Attitude Developing Global Thinkers Research Inquiry IB PYP Key Concepts Fans for Big Kids Making Friends Drama Circle Create Your Own Learner Profile & Attitudes Bunting Our School Inquiry Based Math Project With a $27 value, you are saving with this bundle! This is a zip file. Please be sure you can open it before purchasing. You can find many more inquiry based activities and resources for the PYP in my store and on my blog. Happy back to school! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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Who W Are  Design A T Shirt Back to School Activity

Who W Are Design A T Shirt Back to School Activity

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
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A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry How We Express Ourselves with Fairy Tales

A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry How We Express Ourselves with Fairy Tales

Fairy tales. An inherent part of childhood that take us on adventures of fantasy and culture. This complete IB PYP unit of inquiry delves into the imaginative world of classic fairy tales from around the world as we explore the central idea of: People around the world create stories to express emotion, ideas and values. With over 180 pages of trans disciplinary, hands on, inquiry based activities that provoke and engage, we develop our reading skills and strategies as we analyse different tales and text. (British & USA spelling is included. ) Designed for 2nd-5th grades, this packet provides differentiated activities and resources, making it easy to plan for your class’s needs. Activities that are marked A. are more challenging than those marked B. Lines of inquiry: How does literature invite different interpretations? How beliefs and values are taught through stories. What are different methods of storytelling? You will find the following within this packet: Comparing & contrasting different texts Inferring Theme-morals and values Sequencing Character traits Fictional writing & plot structure Descriptive writing & figurative language Puppets and puppet shows Digital storytelling Reader’s Theatre Fractured Fairy Tales Geometry – identifying polygons Tessellations Data analysis Formative assessments throughout. Rubrics & checklists And much, much more. This unit culminates with a summative assessment that requires the children to create their own fairy tale or recreate a well known tale, telling it in a way that demonstrates their own unique form of expression. The kids love every part of this unit and are thoroughly involved. Be prepared to have them share a myriad of fairy tales that they actively find by themselves!  If you enjoy this unit, you will also love my other complete units of inquiry. Stop by and browse around my store. You can also keep in touch via my blog PYPteachingtools Find me @pypteaching Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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Printable Post Its for Reading Comprehension for Any Text

Printable Post Its for Reading Comprehension for Any Text

Post Its to print for reading comprehension and text analysis that are suitable for the IB PYP, the CCSS ELA and promote inquiry within reading for non fiction and fictional text. Reinforce the reading comprehension skills and strategies with the children as they learn how to identify their thinking and learning within the big ideas of the Learner Profile. Use with ANY text! These mini graphic organisers are easy to integrate into your trans disciplinary teaching, simply print and go, mix and match or focus on the skills that you are currently working on. There are 72 options to choose from! They are designed with 3rd-5th grade in mind and they tie in perfectly with the PYP phases 3 and 4 as well as the Common Core State Standards. So easy to differentiate! These are also a part of my Growing Bundle of Graphic Organisers for any text, if you’d like to include the larger & more detailed reading strategies and skills sheets into your classroom collection. You can find them here. You will find UK as well as USA spelling and the skills covered include: •Using background knowledge •Main Idea and details •Compare and Contrast •Making Inferences •Predicting •Questioning •Parts of a story •Summarising •Character analysis •Sequencing •And more. You can find many more hands on reading comprehension activities within my store and in my blog. You may also be interested in my Complete Units of Inquiry covering science, math, literacy and social studies. For all IB PYP themes. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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An Inquiry Based Maths Project with Measure, Fractions & Data Analysis

An Inquiry Based Maths Project with Measure, Fractions & Data Analysis

Help the chickens escape a life of drudgery with this week long inquiry based math project focusing on animal rights. It offers collaborative learning and hands on inquiry requiring the children to solve problems, think critically and apply their knowledge of measure, area, data analysis, fractions, ratio tables and word problems as they help: Chickens to escape a factory farm with the help of the fastest farm animals Plan and design a chicken farm, chicken coop and run using measure and fractions Research, compare and contrast data of wingspans, analyse data and record their data Build model wings based on measure and research Calculate the amount of food necessary for their chicken farm And much more! Informational text is included that the children will have to identify and use in order to solve the problems. Research will be necessary as the children have to know the various wingspans of certain birds and compare them with chickens. UK & USA spelling included. It culminates in a class presentation of the facts found ,reasoning as to their plan and design of their team’s escape and new chicken coop and run. Comparing and contrasting each group’s work, helps with critical thinking too and communication skills. Wholly differentiated, ( Task B cards are less challenging) you can use it as a summative assessment tool of the skills and standards included. It can be created as a booklet or in a binder, with a front cover included, being used as a goal setting pre assessment for the children. Mix and match the pages to suit your students’ needs. I prefer to have the children work on the design pages individually before they compare their designs within a small group and work together to collaboratively create their group plan of the chicken coop & run and the great escape! This inquiry based math packet is easy to print and go, perfect for an IB PYP Sharing the Planet theme and thoroughly encourages student agency throughout. I designed it for my IB PYP 4th grade class. It can be used 3rd – 5th grade too. You will find the following skills and standards ideally suited for the IB PYP Phases 3 & 4 and CCSS Math for 4th and 5th grade: Number sense and base ten operations Fractions: adding Measure: using measuring tools , area & perimeter Geometry: identifying polygons and angles Data analysis Make math fun, engaging and authentic! You can find many more inquiry based math projects in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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The Gingerbread Man A Reader's Theatre with Props

The Gingerbread Man A Reader's Theatre with Props

Drama! Bring out the risk taking, creativity in your young actors t with this fun script for reading and fluency. Complete with fun props, which are entirely optional, you could have a full blown Oscar worthy performance! With masks, speech bubbles and puppets, let the children decide how to perform this classic fairy tale. Perfect for literacy groups with 9 in the cast. The script is designed for 3rd-5th grade. With a focus on the traditional American fairy story of The Gingerbread Man this drama will reinforce the children’s understanding as well as reinforcing reading fluency. The performance takes approximately 12 minutes once rehearsed. The props are easy to print and go, with simple preparation involving nothing more than construction paper, scissors and glue. Bring this engaging and funny reading activity into your classroom and enjoy the kiddos’ creativity. This readers’ theatre is a part of my complete unit of inquiry of Fairy Tales. You may also be interested in these dramas too - Pilgrims in A Pickle , a tale of the American Thanksgiving story and The Nose Glows, a comedy about Rudolph and the need to be friends. Follow along with my store. You can find many more hands on tips and tools in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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Back to School IB PYP Bulletin Board Kit

Back to School IB PYP Bulletin Board Kit

This bright and cheerful IB PYP bunting is perfect for back to school. Add it on your bulletin boards, hang it over your door to welcome your little learners are they walk into their classroom. Hang it around your room. It is versatile, comes in two different sizes, has everything that you need for your IB PYP bulletin boards and comes with an editable format so that you can change it up to suit yourself from year to year. Please note that only the text is editable due to copyright. The pennants themselves are not editable. You will need Power Point programme to edit this material. Simply copy and fold the top of the bunting over a length of string for an attractive classroom decoration. Or, simply pin to your bulletin board. Included: Unit of Inquiry/Enquiry Action! Our Learner Profile Key Concepts Welcome Skills If you like these materials, you may also be interested in my cute IB PYP posters that come in various packs suitable for little kids and the big kids, including a black and white set to match this bunting. There many other back to school inquiry based teaching tools as well as my complete IB PYP units of inquiry, all found in my store . Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
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Tic Tac Toe Inquiry Based Activities The Holiday Bundle

Tic Tac Toe Inquiry Based Activities The Holiday Bundle

Homework suddenly becomes FUN and meaningful! Double whammy! Be the coolest teacher in the school with these engaging I.B P.Y.P. inquiry based tasks focusing on holidays & celebrations throughout the year. This EASY print and go packet contains a themed homework sheet with 9 trans-disciplinary activities. Thus, these can be used for 3rd grade up to 5th grade. The children love to independently select their own 3 tasks, horizontally, vertically or diagonally, just like Knots and Crosses. The activities focus on the Key Concepts, Learner Profile and the I.B. Attitudes, requiring the children to show their thinking and explain their solutions. Every one of the trans disciplinary skills is used within these activities as the children get to independently select their homework, research it and communicate their findings in fun, engaging and very creative ways. Included: New Year Valentines Day St. Patrick Day Earth Day Easter Summer Celebrate Our Country Back to School Thanksgiving Halloween Christmas Winter I hope you find this resource useful. There are other Tic Tac Toe packets available in my store, covering math themes as well as social studies. Please take a look at the many other resources that I have in my store and on my blog, all aligned with the C.C.S.S and the I.B Primary Years Programme. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
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Spin Your Maths Wheels Bundle

Spin Your Maths Wheels Bundle

A bundle of skills review for upper primary ( grades 3-5) with a fun spinner activity that is easy to print and go. Perfect for math centres, guided maths and paired practise. Includes packets for: Place value ( ordering, comparing, identifying) Fractions ( comparing & ordering common, mixed and decimal fractions) Multiplication & Division ( 1 and 2 digit multiplication & division) Save over 20% with this bundle! You can find many more hands on, inquiry based activities in my store and on my blog. PYPteachingtools.com Enjoy! Susan Powers
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An IB PYP Growth Mindset Activity A Scavenger Hunt with Attitude

An IB PYP Growth Mindset Activity A Scavenger Hunt with Attitude

Looking for a fun and engaging activity that reinforces attitudes for growth mindset and positive self image? This is a simple print and go activity that incorporates the 12 IB PYP Attitudes with a fun and inquiry based checklist of self reflection and research. Use for homework, centres or a class focus on any of the attitudes. Ideal for any time of the year, especially back to school, as a getting to know each other activity. Ideally suited for 3rd – 5th grades. UK & USA spelling. You will find a scavenger hunt checklist for each of the attitudes below, together with an engaging doodle note catcher for recording the information and reflections creatively and uniquely. With hands on tasks to complete, such as sharing with someone whom you admire or reciting your alphabet backwards, this can be done both independently or with a partner. It is a very positive activity that shows the kids exactly how they demonstrate these attitudes in their lives and is fun too! Win-win! Each checklist has 5-10 tasks to be completed, focusing wholly on that particular attitude and asking the children to look within themselves as well as the world around them, identifying what that attitude looks like and how it helps us. It can be differentiated by having the children independently select a given number of tasks from the list or complete all of them. Attitudes included: Independence Cooperation Empathy Integrity Appreciation Confidence Creativity Tolerance Commitment Enthusiasm Respect Curiosity You can find many more tips and tools for inquiry based learning in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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Time Travel! An Inquiry Based Maths Adventure

Time Travel! An Inquiry Based Maths Adventure

Get ready to take a journey of adventure around the world and across time with this inquiry based math project. It offers collaborative learning and hands on inquiry requiring the children to solve problems, think critically and apply their knowledge of elapsed time, measure and scale, area, place value and fractions as they select their countries to visit and travel back in time exploring historical moments around the world. Text is included with data that the children will have to identify in order to solve the problems. Research will be necessary as the children have to know the location of their countries, capital cities as well as facts and figures with each historical marker or event. Math becomes authentic! UK & USA spelling included. But, before they even set off on their adventure, they have to design their own time travel machine! This was designed to be a mixture of collaborative group work and independent work but of course you can opt to do either or all. I prefer to have the children work on the pages individually before they compare their designs and work together as a small group to collaboratively create the map, their group plan of the time machine and planning their presentation. It usually takes me about 2 weeks to complete the entire project. It culminates in a class presentation of the facts found and reasoning as to their plan, design of their team’s route, their discoveries and their designed machine. Comparing and contrasting each group’s work helps with critical thinking too and communication skills. Wholly differentiated, ( Task B cards are less challenging) you can use it as a summative assessment tool of the skills and standards included. It can be created as a work booklet or in a binder, with a front cover included, being used as a goal setting pre assessment for the children. Mix and match the pages to suit your students’ needs. This inquiry based math packet is easy to print and go. I designed it for my IB PYP 5th grade class. It can be used 4th – 6th grade too. You will find the following skills and standards ideally suited for the IB PYP Phase 4 and CCSS Math for 4th and 5th grade: Place value Fractions: equivalent fractions/simplifying Measure: using measuring tools, elapsed time, area and scale Ratio tables Geometry: identifying polygons and angles And more. Make math fun, engaging an authentic! You can find many more inquiry based learning tools in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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Spin Your Maths Wheels with Comparing & Ordering Place Value

Spin Your Maths Wheels with Comparing & Ordering Place Value

Get their brains spinning as they play with these math spinners for a fun, engaging and hands on way to practise their math facts. The rigour is added with the higher level numbers used and is therefore easy to differentiate for your groups and their needs. These are simple to just and print and go! Use them with small groups, paired work or for independent practice. The children love to spin the spinners and make their thinking visible on the recording sheet. I have used these as truly interactive notebook activities where the children have simply glued the sheet into their notebooks and used the spinners from there. I have also used them successfully with math centres. Included : 9 complete spinner + differentiated recording sheets ( from tens up to hundred thousands.) 8 large spinners with numbers differentiated up to hundred thousands. 2 large spinners with greater than, less than, equal symbols. 1 create your own copy Skills covered include: Identifying numbers up to hundreds of thousands. Ordering numbers Comparing numbers. You may also be interested in Spin Your Math Wheels interactive packets for Addition and Subtraction, Place Value Ordering and Comparing and Operations with Fractions. Many more hands on, inquiry based activities can be found in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.c.PYPteachingtools.com
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Spin Your Maths Wheels with Multiplication & Division

Spin Your Maths Wheels with Multiplication & Division

Get their brains spinning as they play with these math spinners for a fun, engaging and hands on way to practise their math facts. The rigour is added with the higher level numbers used and is therefore easy to differentiate for your groups and their needs. These are simple to just and print and go! Use them with small groups, paired work or for independent practice. The children love to spin the spinners and complete the equations on the recording sheet. There is even space for making thinking visible. I have used these as truly interactive notebook activities where the children have simply glued the sheet into their notebooks and used the spinners from there. I have also used them successfully with math centres. Included : xxxx complete spinner + recording sheets 2 large spinners with numbers large spinners with operations. 1 create your own copy Skills covered include: Multiplication and division fact families Two digit by one digit multiplication Two digit by two digit multiplication Associative law You may also be interested in Spin Your Math Wheels interactive packets for Addition and Subtraction, Place Value Ordering and Comparing and Operations with Fractions. Many more hands on, inquiry based activities can be found in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Spin Your Maths Wheels Comparing & Ordering Fractions

Spin Your Maths Wheels Comparing & Ordering Fractions

Get their brains spinning as they play with these math spinners for a fun, engaging and hands on way to practise their skills with comparing and ordering fractions. The rigour is added with the higher level numbers used and is therefore easy to differentiate for your groups’ needs. Perfect for 3rd grade as they get to grips with fractions and for 4th and 5th grade as review. These are simple to just and print and go! Use them with small groups, paired work or for independent practice. The children love to spin the spinners and complete the equations on the recording sheet. There is even space for making their thinking visible. I have used these as truly interactive notebook activities where the children have simply glued the sheet into their notebooks and used the spinners from there. I have also used them successfully with math centres, small guided math groups and with pairs working collaboratively. Included : 6complete spinner + recording sheets 4 large spinners with fractions and mixed number fractions 3 large spinners with ordering and comparing symbols 1 bonus operations spinner for those who are ready for that challenge. Skills include: Ordering and comparing proper fractions Ordering and comparing mixed numbers. You may also like my interactive spinners for Multiplication and Division Facts, Ordering and Operations with Decimal Fractions and Comparing and Ordering with Place Value. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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The Great Fractions Frenzy

The Great Fractions Frenzy

The Great Fraction Frenzy! We were almost sick to death of fractions that I had to get creative and came up with these get-out-of-your-seat, chew gum, count candy, cut-and-paste interactive and engaging activities. Who doesn't like to chew gum in class? This 34 page packet is easy to print and go with minimal preparation beyond having candy on hand. You will use these activities over and over as the children develop their skills with fractions. They LOVE this fun maths. Skills include: •Identifying fractions •Equivalent fractions •Ordering fractions •Comparing fractions •Included in this packet: •Pre assessments •Mini Fractions Booklet •The Great Bubble Gum Challenge •Build A Bug Group Activity with Spinners •100 Pieces of Me activity •Build Your Pizza- a critical thinking challenge •Sweet Fractions •Equivalent Fraction Hunt card game. If you like this, you may also like Spin Your Wheels Comparing and Ordering Fractions or Operations with Fractions. For many more fun, hands on maths activities look in my store or check out my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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IB PYP Approaches to Learning Skills Task Cards Bundle

IB PYP Approaches to Learning Skills Task Cards Bundle

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
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Empowering Valentine's Cards for Your Students

Empowering Valentine's Cards for Your Students

These 24 different Valentine’s cards are a wonderfully positive and empowering reward for your students. Aligned with the language of the IB PYP, they will make your kiddos smile with the message that you are sending them but also with the cute and funny animal pictures on each card. They will suit all grade levels and are easy to print, cut and go! If you prefer, you can edit the text to type in names of children, rather than writing it. Please note that this is the only editable section. It was created with Power point. There is a blank card to add your own message too. Use these cards all year long, for easy prep rewards, with a great growth mindset message. If you like this resource, you’ll also love my 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge, found here. This is the perfect project to use in your classroom around Valentine’s day, spreading the message of showing kindness and caring to others. Plus it has a really cool craft too.  You can find many more inquiry based resources and ideas for the PYP in my store and on my blog. Share the love! Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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IB PYP Research Skills Task Cards

IB PYP Research Skills Task Cards

Develop their natural curiosity with structured research, key concepts and presentations. These print and go cards are designed to help children learn more about researching for answers. The trans disciplinary skills are covered well within this packet, as the children learn to research their inquiries, connect their own thinking with the inquiry and add their own questioning to add depth to their research. Their newly found knowledge is then presented in a way that can be structured with the spinner activity or in a free method, as per your instructions.The key concept spinners can be used to add rigour to the activity as well as further encouraging the children to think through the conceptual lens. INCLUDED: 32 inquiry cards covering all of the key concepts4 blank inquiry cards for your own useSpinners with colour and black line for key concepts and methods of presenting.Lesson suggestions.You can find more activities and FREEBIES related to the IB PYP in my stores and in my blog www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan
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A Mega Bundle of IB PYP Inquiry Based Learning Activities

A Mega Bundle of IB PYP Inquiry Based Learning Activities

Immerse your students in the IB Primary Years Programme with this mega bundle of lessons and activities that will allow them to become very familiar with the language of the PYP and also the idea of being a concept based inquirer and learner. Perfect for IB PYP teachers. With 9 of my best selling activities and over 170 pages of easy to produce materials, these products are great hands on inquiry based activities to help the kids learn the language of the PYP, the concepts behind the units of inquiry and ALL of the disciplines within the knowledgeable element. Each of these activities is available in my store individually. However, combined with this bundle you SAVE! Learner Profile for Literacy task cards: 40 task cards with questions that focus on the Learner Profile and how those traits relate to literacy. I have used these successfully as book reviews,reading skills reinforcement and writing tools and prompts. Again, they allow the children to see how the Learner Profile is the central point of the PYP. IB Attitudes and Learner Profile Flip Flap Book: This is a fun flip flap book that can be used at any time of the year. Developing Inquirers with Science Activities: 15 pages of engineering inquiries that require the children to design and build based upon specific challenges. Very much focuses on cooperative learning and communication. Getting to Know the PYP; Create Your Own Posters for Learner Profile & IB Attitudes Activities: 30 pages of poster templates for the IB Attitudes and Learner Profile that have famous quotes and are ready for the children to illustrate and colour themselves to reinforce their understanding of the Profile traits and the attitudes. Tic Tac Toe Homework Challenges: 11 pages of menus of activities that can be used as homework or for early finishers. These menus all tie in with each of the six themes of the PYP. Developing Inquirers Task Cards Activity: Teaching children how to become inquirers, researchers and communicators can be done with these task cards and spinners and can be incorporated into any of the six themes of our units of inquiry. Drama Circles: Getting to Know the IB Attitudes: This is such a fun and interactive e drama activity where the children act out the scenarios on the task cards and it helps them to review the language of the IB Attitudes. Student Reflection sheets packet: 17 pages with a variety of reflection templates suitable for each theme. Easy to differentiate and mix and match. Just print and go. A Student Led Conference packet with 3 family friendly inquiry activities for practising understanding of the Key Concepts and teacher templates for all of the necessary paperwork for these conferences; parent letters, invitations, portfolio cover sheets etc. With this mega bundle you are all set for the IB Pri
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New Year, New Goals! Create Your Own IB PYP Goals Bunting for Big Kids.

New Year, New Goals! Create Your Own IB PYP Goals Bunting for Big Kids.

These goal setting banners or bunting are a great way to reflect upon the upcoming year and to set goals related to the IB PYP Learner Profile. The finished result looks wonderful in your IB PYP classroom. And those goals are hanging right there, under those little noses, keeping everyone accountable.  They are easy to assemble and contain all of the traits for the Learner Profile, with options for global thinker, courageous and with UK & USA spelling. Use them to hang or to pin as a beautiful wall display at the beginning of your school year or for New Year. I designed these for my fifth grade class. The language is suitable for the upper elementary classes. Simply print, trim the bottom corners off and staple each edge down below the dotted line to ensure leaving a space to loop the string through. Then, once they are all folded over and stapled, position the banners in the order you prefer and string them together, by pulling the string through each folded area. It is a good idea to attach the string to a pencil to make it easier to “thread” the string through each pennant. You may wish to laminate the pennants before you fold them over. For more ideas and FREEBIES you can visit my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan
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