Tag Archives: grade 5

Genius Hour Part I

This week it unfolded. Passion…geniuses…or a combination of both? We kicked off our IBPYP Exhibition these last few weeks in grade 5 at Yokohama International School. Our idea is to have the kids explore their passions and interests  under the … Continue reading

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An Inquiry into Distraction

Sometimes the most spontaneous ideas turn out well. The elementary tech coach and I were meeting the other day about technical stuff, but I couldn’t get something off my mind, and so our conversation turned to focus and the distractibility … Continue reading

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A Long Math Inquiry and Questions

The Locker Problem Last week, we went off on a tangent in our grade 5 classroom at YIS. It happens a lot in a PYP classroom. We were searching our class Twitter account @yis5b and ran across a posting from … Continue reading

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Playing=Discovery

Over the last few days, I’ve learned a lot from my students. I always say I learn a lot from my students, but now I think I’m listening more. Here’s what I’ve seen and heard over just the last few … Continue reading

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An Inquiry into Spelling

ES Teachers Inquire into Spelling from YIS Academics on Vimeo. During a recent staff meeting, teachers tried out some word sorting to figure out spelling patterns. We were investigating how we could use inquiry to teach spelling. There was a … Continue reading

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