P5 Exhibition Part One

The Deep, Assemble!! 

written by Aarna Agarwal, Anaya Atulkar, Shreash Bhardwaj, and Xenia Boortz 

You should prepare yourself for the rush. If you love researching, you are going to love the exhibition. Beware of the journey ahead, you will face multiple challenges and tasks throughout. But know, you will live. Good Luck Soldiers! 

The exhibition was a mind-blowing experience. The whole thing was a mix of a paradise type feeling and a nightmare type feeling. We felt a lot of different feelings every day.  

On our first task my group and I, Aarna, worked on our logo, Transdisciplinary Theme, UN SDGs and our group’s essential agreements. We started collaborating and communicating with each other. After planning all our things, we started working on our research paper, scrapbook and digital journal, after that we finished our google slides and action.  

I, Anaya, researched marine life and its wonders. I have looked at pollution, its problems, and how we can solve them. When working on the exhibition, our group, you could say, had fun partying while we practised presenting. Other than that, we worked hard to achieve the goal of finishing the exhibition. It was a long trip to success with multiple disagreements, but we have learned a thing or two about teamwork.  

At first, I, Xenia, thought the exhibition was super hard, but when we started working in our groups, I thought it was fun. Now I feel so free from research. Being a risk-taker is good because it’s nice to try new stuff. We researched deeply into the issues of the oceans. We were thinking about the issues of the ocean and then we were researching more about the issues and solutions.  

The exhibition started in the morning when we practiced portraying different ATL skills. Then we finally assembled our team. We first decided on our group name, our logo and what we will research. After that, we all split up and started putting lots of effort into our research. After a long and painful process of research, we finally came back together to make 1 final google slide that we were going to present. We added our information to the final presentation and met experts [A big thanks to them!]. I, Shreash, have improved at many things and learned many things. 

Keep an eye out for the Thinglink that will be shared with you on 3rd June, Friday! 

The Tidals Strike Again with their Outstanding Presentation!  

written by Aryan Munot, Seowoo Kai Han, Chae Hyeong Park, and Felipe Sporleder 

We had chosen an Exhibition topic about water and good health. We chose the central idea by voting. We explored more into the Exhibition like what it was and what we did in it. After that, we did some practice rounds on teamwork with random people from our class like making a paper chain and making a comic. We had fun there but after that, it became more intense like we had to do brainstorming. (Felipe)  

We began our exhibition with high hopes and bright minds. It was smooth going from there on as our communication was good and so was our work! We had a few minor conflicts but that was nothing the Tidals could not overcome. We all were excited to work on our slides, information, pictures, transitions, and animation. We were super excited and ready to present our work to the parents. (Aryan)  

We started getting worried as our parents came close. We suddenly doubted ourselves if we could do a good job in presenting. But as they sat, we noticed ourselves talking confidently in front of them by overcoming our fears. We were proud of how hard we worked in the past and the effort we put into finishing all our tasks on time. The animations, actions and transitions connected the flow by making it fluent and each group member performed a fabulous job at presenting their work. We showed the progress we made until now to our parents as they wrote comments about us. We did the same thing to the other group of parents and ended our exhibition. (Kai)  

Learner profiles helped me, which were Thinker and Communicator. Thinker helped me to include appropriate information and pictures. Communicator helped me to communicate with my group members and find good ideas. Research skills helped me to include lots of information and pictures. (Chae) 

Keep an eye out for the Thinkling that will be shared with you on June 3rd! 

The Journey of the Avocado Animals 

Written by Eunchae Jang, Hanseo Choi, Lucas Showalter and Reyansh Munot 

Fun Fact – We had a Mexican Avocado on each slide. 

Avocado animals Exhibition is complete! Now I will tell you the steps we followed while preparing the Exhibition. We started the Exhibition by making a logo and team name. While we chose the name, we discussed it. After making the logo and name, we started to research and make slides. 

We made slides that have all the research that we researched. And we also added action posters and videos that tell ways in which we can help endangered animals. While we were doing our Exhibition, I think we/I used all the learner profile attributes because it was long, and it made me try many things. When I researched, I used many websites, books, news articles and experts helped to give many different facts. 

My action was a poster, and my poster is for spreading awareness about helping endangered animals by telling ways we can act in our life. My most memorable part was Action because making action posters was fun and it will help endangered animals and I didn’t stress about making posters.  

I want to say to P4, that when you do an Exhibition, don’t be scared because the Exhibition is not hard and it’s fun. SO, enjoy the Exhibition!  

 – (Eunchae) 

At first, we didn’t know anything about each other, but with time we had fun making the group project and learning about each other. We started by making our group logo 

After we finished our presentation and made note cards, we practiced. We started with Researching skills then moved to thinking skills. Our important resources were chrome books, paper, websites and our Presentation. I believe that you shouldn’t be scared of the Exhibition and be confident.  

– (Lucas) 

Our main start was our logo, making and writing the digital journal to share what we did each day with our group, and we started the research paper and made our slides by editing texts and backgrounds. 

We used teamwork and made Google slides and note cards. We practiced with the note cards for about 2 weeks. Let me tell you how we made our google slides in short: Make Google slides – edit introduction – edit backgrounds – add each member slides – change font – make it look good – and done!  

I was a risk taker because I tried my best to present in front of our parents. I used note cards and websites, MyBib and my brain while doing the Exhibition. I made my action video with Canva. It was a video on how extinction works and how to stop extinction.  

P.S – The funniest part is that we have a Mexican avocado hidden on each slide. 

–  (Hanseo) 

We first started working on the logo for the group. Next, we started working on making our exhibition rules for the group. After that we worked on our exhibition journal. Then we assigned everyone certain LOI’s. We then started researching them and putting it on the research paper. After all of that was complete, we finally started working on our final slides. 

When we finished adding everything such as images and research, we made notecards for the final presentation. Lastly, we practiced and practiced and practiced for the final presentation and guess what? It paid off! Even though I was nervous I still knew I had to do it and it was a stressful, fun and amazing experience!! 

– (Reyansh) 

Keep an eye out for the Thinglink that will be shared with you on 3rd June, Friday! 

Art Troop completes PYP X! 

Written by Ajay Rajeshwar, Sara Rahalkar, Simon Kryl and Ohnyoo Park 

The Art Explorer finally finished the PYP Exhibition. There were some arguments and strong conversations but working on Exhibition was fun. Art Explorers started the Exhibition by looking at the videos and samples of other schools’ Exhibition.  

They discussed the logo, LOI and many things in the Exhibition. They gave different suggestions together and made the presentation better. They made their presentation by writing the research questions and adding information that they collected. They put some pictures and citations too. Unsplash and MyBib were very helpful to get many good pictures and take fine citations. Communication, thinking and research skills helped them to ask things that they don’t know and thinking and research skills to write information in slides. In the Learner Profile Attributes, they were inquirers and reflective. This helped Art Explorers to inquire into their LOI and topic and write a reflection. I’ve interviewed one of the students in Art Explorer and she said that her Exhibition is important because her action challenges people to do activities about expressing themselves through art. She said the most memorable part of the Exhibition was Researching about her LOI because she took lots of effort and time and she felt it was kind of fun too. Finally, she had a final message to children who haven’t worked on the Exhibition, and she said, “It doesn’t really feel anxious when you start doing it and parents don’t say anything about your mistake, so just do your best.” 

  • (Ohnyoo) 

The Art Explorers have ended the long-awaited Exhibition. Many students in the PYP dream of working in the Exhibition but many of the students in the Art Explorers are relieved to be free of the stress and work that comes with the Exhibition. Contrary to many of what younger students think, members of the Art Explorers complain that too much work comes with the Exhibition as all 11 weeks were filled with either research, practicing, preparing or honing the skills required to complete the Exhibition. The start of the Exhibition began with many reviews of prior exhibitions, learning and getting a sense of what the Exhibition is and what it has in store for them. The first week of the Exhibition consisted of reviewing the ATL skills as later they would need them. They focused on tasks that helped them build onto their pre-existing knowledge and application of the ATL skills. On the 13th of March, all P5 learners got a physical journal to document much of the physical work that the learners did from some of their notes to some of the engagements as a time capsule from the beginning of the Exhibition to the end. 

Later, in the mid weeks of the Exhibition research started with a change in sources from the highly used websites like Pebble Go, Gale and Ducksters and E-Books from Epic to physical books that were provided from the on campus \library that helped them gather information for their research that they would later put into their final presentation. Many sources and techniques were used in the gathering of information from the CRAPP test to different and new websites like DK. Compiling information from many sources, the information was piling up, ready to make its way onto the final presentation.  

During the final weeks of the presentation the group was tired, exhausted and annoyed but proud of their many accomplishments in the Exhibition. The final presentation was a Google slide presentation with the template being sourced from Slides Go. Polishing and summarizing the research, the group added many images mainly sourced from Unsplash and Google stock images to make their final presentation more appealing. After almost 10 weeks of the Exhibition the group started finalizing the presentation and working on their notecards which guided them in many ways through presenting to their parents. After the 10th week of the Exhibition, note cards were done, presentation done and many of the group members quite tense. Then finally on Monday, the 16th of May 2022, the group presented their hard work to two sets of parents.  

“It was a relief to finish it” Ajay, one of the group members says, “and although it was tough getting through it the experience made me and my group more independent learners”.  

  • (Ajay) 

The Art Explorers finally completed their Exhibition, and have been good thinkers, and used many tools to achieve this by 11 weeks of working together at school. Before the Exhibition, we first watched other schools’ videos and how they worked, and then reflected on a Padlet which we used for some time to understand the idea of the Exhibition.  

We first started brainstorming about different group names and decided on one. Then, we worked on a Central Idea which will fit all our Lines of Inquiry. When we first started researching, it was a bit difficult to get the perfect sources, but we got it after a while. We did note-taking from print books and articles, and later some websites like Kiddle, PebbleGo, Gale, Britannica, and others, as well as some videos. Our presentation’s process was very similar to other groups, but we still tried our best and made ours unique, by using two different fonts for the title and the research content and added pictures and themes that are color coordinated. 

We mainly used our Thinking and Research skills, which helped us with notetaking, paraphrasing, and citing sources. We were Open-minded and used social skills to discuss with my group and give more suggestions. The most important part about my Action is that it’s not only for our school or people I know, but any school in the world. 

If you’re doing the Exhibition for the first time, remember, it is okay to be nervous! Just focus on your work and maybe impress others! Do your best! 

  • (Simon) 

The Art Explorers have finally completed the PYP X with all their skills used and in a collaboration of 11 weeks. They helped each other, while arguing a little. First our group thought about a funny name for the group and then finalized a central idea. They also ended their long presentation by making a presentation using all their research and making it more visual. Then they used their communication and social skills to practice their presentation and finally presented. 

The Art Explorers also used a lot of videos and pictures from different exhibitions and used them to understand what exhibition exactly is. Next, they started their research. The Art explorers used many sources and being principled, paraphrased and cited all the information they took from the different sources. While doing research they used both primary sources like websites, books, news-articles and eBooks and they also used secondary sources like interviews with experts. They posted their research in a research paper, stuck photos of themselves on a scrapbook and reflected on the PYP X journal. After all their research was finally done, the Art Explorers used Google slides to make a presentation of all the research they had done till now. They used visuals and text to make their presentation look better. They used graphs and data to show their interviews. When they were done with the presentation, they could finally present all of their research. They distributed the starting slides including the central idea, lines of inquiry and TDT. Lastly, they made an action to tell people about their research. Finally, the Art Explorers could present, post it as a video on YouTube and show it to the parents.  

They were very happy that they could make a few new memories like presenting and decorating our action and making the layout of our presentation. They were very excited that they were getting ready for the future and had a very good experience of the PYP Exhibition!! 

  • (Sara) 

Keep an eye out for the Thinglink that will be shared with you on 3rd June, Friday!