We love to celebrate student learning by showing off their products and performances. We photograph, we post, we praise – celebration of achievement rightfully gets so much attention. Today we want to ask: what lies behind these products of student learning? Let’s use three samples of student work shared recently in our weekly newsletter available at http://zischina.com/newsletters-and-lunch-menus/
Here’s an insect created out of leaves by a Year 2 student:
This clever product was created in response to the PYP transdisciplinary theme of “Sharing the Planet” where students are exploring the key concepts of form, connection, and responsibility. The class is digging into questions like:
- What makes an insect different from other living things?
- How do insects benefit ecosystems?
- How do our actions impact the world of insects?