Exhibition Time!

Fifth grade students apply their learning and take action to make a better world.

2023 Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition, a momentous event at CDS marking the culmination of our student's journey through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, has been a resounding success! Our fifth-grade students from Mrs. Monty, Mrs. Viera, Mrs. Hamilton, Ms. Kerr, and Mrs. Rodriguez's classes embarked on a transformative experience that showcased their dedication, inquiry skills, and commitment to making a positive impact in the world.

5th Grade Exhibition

Over the course of the semester, these young learners delved into student-driven collaborative inquiries, passionately exploring real-life issues that resonated with them. With the guidance of their teachers, they engaged in thought-provoking research, applying transdisciplinary skills such as communication, social interaction, research, self-management, and critical thinking. Their pursuit of knowledge led them to identify central ideas that formed the foundation of their projects.

Mrs. Hamilton's Class
Hamilton Exhibition

Central Idea:  Pollution impacts our planet, and we have the responsibility to take action.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Types of pollution
  • Effects of pollution on living things
  • Solutions to pollution
Mrs. Kerr's Class
Kerr Exhibition

Central Idea:  Choices people make affect their health and well-being.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Physical health and well-being
  • Relationships effects on well-being
  • Health is important to our well-being
  • Education’s effect on well-being
Mrs. Monty's Class
Monty Exhibition

Central Idea:  Education enriches well-being, imagination, creativity, and expression.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Impact of the lack of education
  • Impact of the lack of play/physical education
  • Impact of cutting programs
  • Impact of world events on education
Mrs. Rodriguez's Class
Rodriguez Exhibition

Central Idea:  We can generate change to decrease hunger and poverty globally.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Major causes of poverty
  • Major causes of hunger
  • Impacts on humans who experience poverty and hunger
  • Solutions to help end poverty and hunger
Mrs. Viera's Class
Viera Exhibition

Central Idea:  Access to equal opportunities impact a global community.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Inequalities within sports
  • Disabilities impact access to opportunities
  • Inequalities among animals
5th Grade Exhibition

Throughout this process, our fifth graders recognized the significance of involving the school community in their learning journey. They were determined to inspire action and create opportunities for collective impact. During the Exhibition week, which took place from May 15 to May 19, each class had their designated day to present their findings and introduce their chosen topics. The enthusiasm and passion radiated as they engaged their peers, parents, and fellow students through interactive stations, providing an immersive and empowering experience.

We commend our fifth graders for their remarkable achievements. Their dedication to thorough research and their ability to articulate complex concepts left us in awe. The interactive booths they created were a testament to their creativity and ingenuity, providing an unparalleled showcase of their learning journey.

5th Grade Exhibition

To our amazing fifth graders, we congratulate you on successfully completing the PYP Exhibition. You have proven yourselves ready for the challenges and opportunities that await you in middle school. Your commitment to education, empathy, and making a difference in the world is truly inspiring.

As we celebrate the culmination of the PYP Exhibition, we look forward to witnessing the continued growth, development, and achievements of our students in their educational journey. Together, let us inspire one another to reach new heights and make a lasting impact on the world around us.

Well done, fifth graders! You have truly exemplified the spirit of the PYP Exhibition, and we are immensely proud of you.



Check out the photos from 5th Grade Exhibition Day 

Thank you to 5th-grade teachers Mrs. Monty, Mrs. Rodriguez, Ms. Kerr, Mrs. Hamilton, and Mrs. Viera for facilitating this important culmination of the PYP curriculum.