Today, for the first time since March 2020 a group of parents were on campus,
66 proud fifth graders and their lucky teachers were there,
Covid restrictions have changed and we made it work,
Today for the first time, 1/3 of the parents came today- the rest will come in the two days following,
the day ended with students reading feedback shared,
before that fourth graders came to hear them present,
before that, some parents and mentors heard them share their learning,
before that our fabulous music teacher led them in an amazing opening song (“A Million Dreams”- some tear-inducing soloists- vocal, violin, ukulele, and keyboard),
before that, there were months of hard work where fifth graders explored their passions and interests, narrowed it down to six, then three, then one
matching their final choice to a transdisciplinary theme, a sustainable development goal, choosing a guiding question or central idea, crafting lines of inquiry- researching, researching, researching- deciding how to share their learning,
all leading up to today, for the first time,
we were almost afraid to plan for in person, after the previous two PYP Exhibitions were online,
today made it all worth the time and energy and Wednesday and Thursday will be the frosting on the cake as the rest of the parents and many more students get to celebrate these amazing fifth graders. Their topics were as varied as they are- gender equality, plastic pollution, coral conservation, street animal abuse, and so many more.
So grateful for our learning community!