Although I am fortunate to have two walls of windows to create a bright and airy classroom, I am limited will available wall space. I usually staple a set of A4 paper pockets dedicated to each PYP element for students to access at anytime for their learning.
However, I would like to have the PYP essential elements right under my students' noses for more frequent referral and use. The language used in the essential elements is also challenging for each child but they do have a good understanding of the meaning. I have found that each individual student makes better connections and takes greater responsibility for his or her own attitudes, skills and learner profile when learning when the statements are rephrased using "I...".
So I took what I have in A4 poster form and created a student flip booklet. Students can keep a booklet throughout the day and the year wherever they work, be it at their desk, on the floor, outside, on a trip or at home. It also can be used to involve students in planning their own inquiries, as a reference while working through an inquiry and for formative and summative assessment of the essential elements during or after their inquiry.
It is also useful for teachers new to the PYP. It could also be a great little tool for families at home to connect to Transdisciplinary Themes, Concepts or strengthening the connection between home and school through Skills, Attitudes and Action.
Tip: When printing, choose back-to-back landscape or 2-sided short edge binding.
Welcome to my blog. I'm an international teacher now returned to teach in Australia. My goal is to better my craft of teaching through learning and reflection.