Visible thinking with Mural.ly in the PYP classroom

Today during my Grade 5 EAL class, I decided to trial a new (free!) online visible thinking tool called ‘Mural.ly‘. Its claim is that it is ‘Google Docs for Visual People‘, which couldn’t better define myself or my EAL learners. Using Mural.ly with Beginner EAL students: Tuning-in to UOI vocabulary Students are able to upload…

Last day before Exibition week begins!

With just one day left for kids to put up their boards and displays for this year’s PYP Exhibition, there is serious madness happening all around! Here is a photo summary of the last 2 weeks (week 8 & 9)…   Instead of Exhibition T-Shirts, we had Science Lab Coats designed! Here is Tristan modeling…

“Table Talk” Speaking & Listening Game

First Table Talk Topic ~ Jan 29 2013 Today Grade 5 EALs started ‘Table Talks’ which encourage speaking & listening skills. Students are responsible for 3 cubes which they used to contribute to the conversation. We started out discussing what helps us feel ‘safe’ in conversations. Students brainstormed what helps them feel confident when they…