Grade 5 is exploring the Unit of Inquiry, "How the World Works." This has manifested in Spanish class by the students being Innovators / Inventors. Grade 5 Dragons used 30 new Spanish vocabulary words (assigned to them to prepare for a new book we will begin reading next week) to invent or innovate an activity of their choice to help them with these words. It could be something to help them learn them faster, in a more fun way, or simply more creatively.
On Tuesday this week, we invited students from DP Spanish to come into the PYP classroom to be our audience. All of the PYP groups were spread out and set up - many 5th graders chose to go with games. When DP students came in they played the games that the 5th graders had invented, gave them feedback, and overall everyone learned from one another.
Thank you to Mrs Levterova for allowing her students to come over and offer their help and collaboration to the younger students. We plan to continue to work together for other projects in the future, including as soon as next week: the PYP students begin to read and summarize their book (all in Spanish) and hopefully the DP students will also be joining for reading time!
A K-12 school allows these exciting moments in the classroom - bringing together different age groups to learn with and from each other.