These past few weeks, we prepared for the Grade 6 PYP Exhibition. We got to choose our process journals, either a sketch book, one of the orange school books, a binder, or buy our own. I chose the sketch book. We started with a lot of tuning in. We tuned in to what the exhibition is like, and why we have to do it. I realized it was a transition to MYP, which is upper school. From the tuning in, I learnt a lot about making our own central ideas, and learning to cooperate as a group. We listed the top 3 areas we’re interested in, then from that, the teachers put you into groups of 3 or 4. I was put into a group with 3 boys, with the area entertainment, but I think that this will be a new experience for me.
After we had our groups and area, we started tuning in again. We had to think of what we can research in, and what is our prior knowledge on entertainment. We talked about what we could further investigate in entertainment, and how can we prove the central idea (discoveries can lead to change) true. From this tuning in, I learnt how to be more on an inquirer because I thought more about my learning, and how I can improve next time.
For the finding out process, which is researching, we had to research individually. I looked into theater. We had lines of inquiry we had to focus on, so I researched information that would help me answer that. I searched on the internet, looked at books, and had interviews. I learnt how to be more responsible because I had to do my share of the work, and if I didn’t do it, then I would have let my group down. I also learnt how to be more committed because I was committed in the work I was doing, and getting it done on time.
When we got the information, we had to start our sorting out. We put our information together on a google doc, and answered our lines of inquiry. Part of the sorting out stage was we We also went further. This process is basically researching further, if someone in your group has more information about something than you, then you can research a little more in that.
We drew conclusions and came up with answers to our questions. We also learnt how to prove the central idea true, using the information we found out. Together as a group, we realized that the discovery of reflection has changed the entertainment industry the most because without it, the camera wouldn’t have been made, and we couldn’t have digital cameras, and the equipment to film movies. I was really stressed on Friday (April 19) because our group was a little behind on our booth, so we had to rush everything last minute. But at 2:00, when everything had to be done, our group was finally finished!
On Monday (April 22), we put everything up. I was really afraid that our things will fall down. On Tuesday (April 23), I had to rush upstairs to the library to fix up our booth. When I got there, our big poster fell down, and most of the words fell down too. I helped our group fix everything. We presented from 8:30 to 10:30, then from 12:00 to 1:30. For these times, we presented to the students in our school. When I presented to little kids in Prep, I made our information more simple, so they could understand, but for older kids, such as Grade 4′s and 5′s, I presented our information quite detailed. I enjoyed presenting to others because it made me more confident and prepared to present in front of parents. On Wednesday (April 24), we had a specific time slot to when we have to be at our booth. That day we only had to present for 1 and a half hour. My group and I presented from 9:30 to 11:00 am. After presenting again, I felt even more confident! On the night of the 24th, we got ready to present to the parents. After I presented to two to three people, I was still quite nervous, but after I talked to many parents, I felt more confident, and believed in myself more. I came out of our booth, and tried to attract parents to come, and I did! That night was amazing, and it was also a great experience!
The next day, I was quite sad… We had to take everything down, but I will always remember how our booth looked like.
I will NEVER forget the exhibition!
Pictures of the process:
Our tuning in..
Our group, with mentor: Mr Brown.
Taking things down…
We did it!