Good Morning Curious Citizens and Future Voters,
This is a very important week in our country. Tomorrow is election day and many adults around the country are excited to be active participants in the voting process. Even though you are not old enough to vote, it is still important to use your listening and thinking skills to become more knowledgeable about what is going on in our world. As we anxiously await the results of the election, please be kind and respectful of opinions and viewpoints that are different than yours.
Remember, as a PYP Candidate school we: “encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
Curiosity is one of our PYP Attitudes. Being a curious learner is a very important skill. Our goal is to help you develop your natural curiosity and teach you the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research, and show independence in your learning. During our PYP Units of Inquiry, we encourage you to become curious about the nature of learning, the world, its peoples and cultures.
One of my favorite websites to promote curiosity is called Wonderopolis. You can visit this site at http://wonderopolis.org to read super fun and interesting wonderings each day. You will now see a Wondering Jar next to our Caught You bucket in the office. When you are wondering something, please write your wondering on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Each week we will highlight a few wonderings and may even ask you to help us find the answers to some of the questions. I cannot wait to hear what our curious learners are wondering!