Using boxes, paper, scissors and tape, students in Senior Kindergarten built replicas of the communities they have been learning about in class to support their current Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of inquiry: "Where We Are in Place and Time."
"SK students just completed their second Unit of Inquiry, and they built communities for their culmination project," said Senior Kindergarten teacher Rhonda Fullilove. "After learning about the three types of communities, students worked together to build examples of urban communities, suburban communities and rural communities."
This unit's central idea explored how a community is a place where people live, work, and play together. The IB Learner Profile traits presented in the curriculum encouraged students to be knowledgeable and principled learners.
As they began to grasp how a community operates, the senior kindergartners learned about different ways to help, support and contribute within their communities before completing their culmination project.
"The senior-kindergartners loved this activity," said SK teacher Cristy Buziak. "It's a great way to wrap up the unit because it allows students to be express themselves creatively while displaying their knowledge of the communities they have been exploring."