What are the teachers doing? Preparing for appraisal, collaborating across subjects, and planning Science, of course! The PYP relies heavily on careful, structured use of teaching time. Every moment has the potential to be a teachable one. PYP teachers sustain a high probability of teachable moments through Thursday meetings.
Grade 5 students wanted to plan, budget and raise funds for adding play equipment to the school grounds. They proposed a flea market. SISD got behind them and 30+ table sales later, students had new books and toys, we had contributed to a sustainable exchange and everyone had a great time together! It was the BEST!