Please try to keep your child reading – in English and in your home’s mother tongue(s) if you have one. Mrs. Kar (our Head Librarian) is offering a free Sakura Medal book to any child who completes 6 good fiction books this summer and has their form signed off by their parents.
Your child can also borrow up to 12 books (or items) from the YIS library IF s/he has made sure that there are no outstanding books on the child’s account. So please make sure all borrowed books are first returned or renewed at the library for the summer holiday.
If you would like to know WHAT your child decided to DO with what s/he learned during his/her Exhibition, please take a look at our Grade 5 Exhibition website – it would be great if you could make a final comment too. We posted our thoughts about what ACTION we could take last week.
We will check back in early June to see HOW your child has done! This ACTION component of the Exhibition is super important – it’s a real ‘so what!’ And we have discussed in class what action can be:
teaching / informing others
encouraging / motivating others
sure – raising money is one option
volunteering (with appropriate supervision)
continuing to learn more yourself – answering (and asking) further questions
producing a pamphlet, podcast, movie, essay, poster, art work – anything connected with your Exhibition
I’m sure there’s lots of other things you could do too!
The idea is that the students should (possibly with just a little bit of encouragement), your child should be interested in following his or her Exhibition up in an interesting and hopefully useful way.
Thank you to to all of the parents who attended last week’s Parent Introduction to the PYP Exhibition. It was great to see everyone and students said they enjoyed having conversations with their parents about their interests. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is the slideshow with text below. Students are all excited about their journey, and we are sure that you are too.