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PYP Exhibition

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

2022 Monty Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition is the culminating event that students at all PYP schools participate in during their final year in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. The Exhibition is an opportunity for students, during their last year in elementary school, to apply their learning and to take action as a result of their learning. Students use the PYP transdisciplinary skills: communication skills, social skills, research skills, self-management skills, and thinking skills as they "identify, investigate and offer solutions to real-life issues or problems."

5th Grade Exhibition - Rodriguez

Each of the five classes spent the semester working on student-driven collaborative inquiries into real-life issues they identified as important to them. This year the students focused their studies on the following central ideas:

Dr. Fisher's Class
Fight Against Water Pollution

Central Idea:  The effects of human actions impact the health of our water and animal life.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • The impact of water pollution on humans
  • Impact of water pollution on marine life
  • Ways to reduce water pollution
Mrs. Monty's Class
Man sitting at computer

Central Idea:  People have a responsibility to communicate safely with others.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Digital Citizenship
  • How online behavior impacts others
  • Dangers on the internet
  • Effects of online behavior
  • Cyberbullying
Mrs. Rodriguez's Class
Globe with animals walking around perimeter, heart with biracial hand shaking in the middle

Central Idea:  Choices we make can alter the interdependent relationships between humans and animals.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How animals help humans
  • How humans are harming animals
  • How humans positively impact animals and their environments
Mrs. Viera's Class
Happy/Sad Face Emoji

Central Idea:  Our mental well-being can affect our overall quality of life.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Classifications of mental health
  • Physical and mental health during COVID
  • Healthy and unhealthy habits
  • Effects of therapy and animal therapy
Mrs. Youngblood's Class
Mobile phone screen and emojis

Central Idea:  Social media and its effects on individuals and our society.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Uses of social media
  • Effects on children
  • Pros and cons of social media
5th Grade Exhibition - Viera

An important component of the exhibition is for the students to engage the school community in their learning. Each year the fifth-grade classes identify ways they can take action and provide opportunities for the school community to unite to make a difference. This year's Exhibition was held the week of May 16 - 20. Each class presented on a specific day and shared an introduction to their topic. Their parents and student classes then got to participate in interactive stations.

5th Grade Exhibition - Youngblood

The students did unbelievable in their research and presentation of their central ideas and the interactive booths were some of the most inventive we have seen. Well done 5th graders. You're ready for middle school.

5th Grade Exhibition - Flinter

Check out the photos from 5th Grade Exhibition Day 

Thank you to 5th-grade teachers Dr. Fisher, Mrs. Monty, Mrs. Rodriguez-Sarrion, Mrs. Viera, and Mrs. Youngblood for facilitating this important culmination of the PYP curriculum.