We started our week setting up everything for our Exhibition…

And the day finally came! We were very excited and proud to present the process of one of the most meaningful projects in PYP, our Exhibition…WE MUST BE HEROES!

Students engage in a culminating project, the PYP exhibition. The exhibition is a trans-disciplinary inquiry conducted in the spirit of personal and shared responsibility. This is a significant event for both the school and the students, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community (Making the PYP happen, 2009).

Unlike other units of inquiry in the PYP, in the exhibition it is students – not teachers – who lead the planning, development and presentation of their work.

Maya Angelou couldn’t say it better:

In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.”

In Rita Pierson’s words:

“Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

The role of a mentor was to help them find and connect with resources, conduct research and organize their ideas, and find the best ways to present their findings to our school community.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Special thanks to the mentors who guided and encouraged the students during this journey. Thank you so much for your dedicated involvement and the willingness to be part of this year’s PYP Exhibition. We truly appreciate the help and time you devoted to this journey.

I will like to invite each committee to recognize and thank their amazing mentors!

People Committee : Mr. Youri, Ms. Emma and Ms. Katie

Animal Committee: Ms. Jessica, Ms. Helena, Mr. Rafael and Ms. Lauren

Plants Committee: Mr. Zakumba, Ms. Gloria, Ms. Robin and Mr. Lee

Environment Committee: Dr. Glau, Ms. Quynh, Ms. Pamela and Ms. Maggie

As a teacher I strongly believe what Benjamin Franklin said — ‘Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.’

A child’s learning journey is fascinating. It’s a journey full of wonder and excitement as they explore. Curiosity is the strong desire to learn or know more about something or someone. we celebrate our kids’ journey as learners. Let’s welcome our Grade 5 class 2019… PYP Exhibition WE MUST BE HEROES!

And we spent our day sharing our learning process and projects with parents and school community!

“This is me” a song from The Greatest Showman was the perfect opening for our class to start our learning celebration!

Reflecting about our learning has been an essential element in our journey! After an amazing day celebrating our journey as learners we took some time to reflect about our Exhibition process and wrote down important aspects that will help us to continue to work on becoming the best version of ourselves!

“Work hard and Play harder” We closed our week with an awesome celebration! We had a field trip with our Learning Buddies from Grade 2. In this trip Ms. Cecilia, Ms. Jessica and Ms. Gloria organized a surprise Children’s Day Celebration for all of us! We went to Yan’erdaoshan Park and had a wonderful picnic and played together!

Happy Children’s day!!!


  • Simplemente WOW!

    Adriana Reply
  • Cecy you are a great leader, not only because you care about your students you also teach them to care and respect others to make a better world…you’re the real hero !!!

    Claudia Flores Reply
  • Want to send hugs from across many thousands of miles to your beautiful students! Please read this to them:

    Your Exhibition 2019 work has been so inspiring to me and my 5th grade students! We love the message ‘WE MUST BE HEROES!’ This world needs some heroes right now and I’m convinced after viewing your work that you guys are going to change the world! Believe me, we need more kids like you in this who are determined to make a difference! It looks like your Exhibition was one that will not soon be forgotten. Congratulations to you all (and of course to your beautiful teachers!). You have inspired and motivated us, here in Avon, Colorado USA to be the BEST we can be! May your work ethic and dedication to learning continue throughout your life. Much Love and hugs to you all and your teachers, Ms. Holli Bishop and AES 5th graders

    Holli Bishop Reply

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