5th Grade Hard Work on Exhibition Projects

May 15th, 2019

The 5th graders have been working very hard since April researching, collaborating, interviewing, and inquiring about different topics that they wanted to learn more about. This process was challenging but seeing the final project was very rewarding. The students were able to present to different grades within the school then they shared with their family. 

Ten groups of students presented on the following topics:

  • Food Scarcity
  • Invasive Species
  • Plastic Pollution
  • Factory and Free Range Farming
  • Affordable Housing
  • Equal Rights for those Living with Disabilities
  • Deforestation
  • Technology that Improves Health
  • Composting
  • Physical Activity impacts learning

"The Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP student.  Students are required to engage in a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that involves them in identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems.  As part of the event, students share their learning with the community through various forms of presentations." SLPS

The students worked with teachers and staff members in the school to help guide their inquiry. Each group had to interview an expert for their topic and they put together a presentation on their findings that they shared on Tuesday and Wednesday. Their final step was to take action, which is a part of the IB philosophy, where they took their research and asked, what can I do about what I learned. The type of action that was made ranged from a possible fundraiser for a local organization, to volunteering, to making people aware of the benefits of composting. There were times when the students were frustrated or stressed but they were able to use their problem solving and collaborating skills to persevere and grow. We are thankful for the support from teachers, parents, and community members and really proud of all of our fifth graders and all of the hard work they put into this project!