Collapsing the Schedule and Getting Sporty

by Donald MacPherson on April 12, 2013

Our collapsed schedule started this week. What this means is that all specialist classes are suspended until the end of next week. Throughout the day, students spend virtually all their time with their groups. They are meeting mentors, researching and analyzing data, setting short-term goals, discussing findings and attempting to draw some conclusions to prove […]


Flippin’ Discs

by Donald MacPherson on March 25, 2013

On the Nrich website, find the Flippin’ Discs problem. You are free to work through the problem with a partner or you may choose to do it alone. You are responsible for all recordings in your Math Journal. Refer to the Probability Posters you’ve pasted in your Math Journals for strategies and appropriate terminology (for […]


Transdisciplinary Themes, Central Ideas and the Exhibition

by Donald MacPherson on January 18, 2013

Wow, what a week! We investigated the transdisciplinary theme, “Where We Are in Place and Time” and the PYP concepts thoroughly. We explored the criteria of good central ideas and today 6C wrote many of their own. It’s a very challenging process but everyone demonstrated resilience and worked wonderfully together. Next week all grade 6 […]


Bring on 2013!

by Donald MacPherson on January 11, 2013

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas holiday. We had some sleepy heads on Monday, not used to the early mornings. I was one of them.  🙂 We kicked off 2013 in 6C by tuning into the transdisciplinary theme that we will be investigating for our PYP Exhibition: Where We Are […]


Values, Conflict, Asking Questions and What’s a Negative?

by Donald MacPherson on September 7, 2012

We started Monday morning with four questions that have resonated with us throughout the week: “What does CDNIS value?” “What does the IBO value?” “What can people value?” “What do you value?” We’ve been continuously coming back to these questions as we develop deeper understandings of our theme, “Who We Are.” This week we heard […]


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