International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP)

The IB PYP “focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.”  Students explore topics through Units of Inquiry, which are organized under transdisciplinary themes. The units we will explore in third grade are:

  1. Communities (How we organize ourselves)

  2. Solar System (How the world works)

  3. Ancient Civilizations (Where we are in place and time)

  4. Communication (How we express ourselves)

  5. Structures of Life (Sharing the Planet)

  6. Folklore (Who we are)

Other major components of the PYP are the Learner Profile, Attitudes, Knowledge, Concepts, Action, as well as the frequent practice of inquiry and reflection.

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