In May, K3 held their annual Exhibition. The students in all four classes were well prepared to show interesting topics. From the initial topic selection to the discussion and planning by each group, the students grew step by step as if they had a movie right in front of them. Starting from scratch and finishing with a wonderful exhibition, the students demonstrated tremendous learning and growth from their kindergarten journey.
Exhibition is a favorite unit of inquiry for the students. It is also a report of their achievements and progress over the last three years in the PYP program. In the preparation stages, the students not only know the methods of inquiry, but also understand how to create a path of exploration to drive their inquiry. They have learned to delegate, cooperate, and confidently present what they learned through their inquiry process. It also paved a way for the students to understand and explore the world around us. Now let’s have a closer look at the students’ exhibitions.
K3A：太阳系、恐龙组、音乐组、篮球组、披萨组 Our Solar System, Dinosaurs, Music, Basketball, Pizza
The students explored the sun, planets and living things that make up our solar system. Cool costumes, props and fluent English caught everyone’s attention!
These archaeologists explored dinosaurs found all over the world looking at bone and egg fossils. With great displays and thorough explanations, they won great applause from the audience.
The performance of the music group is so amazing. They made their own instruments, discussed the origins of music, music in film and the wonderful sounds from all kinds of things. Everyone loved their exhibit!
These little chefs introduced the origin of pizza, the different varieties and how to make pizza. Not only was it good to watch, but it was great to eat what they made!
These little athletes demonstrated the techniques for playing basketball, the rules of the game and the history of the sport. This group delegated roles perfection and had a good balance of demonstration and explanation!
K3B： 植物组、水主题、新能源组、昆虫组 Plants，Water，Renewable Energy，Insects
These horticulturists discussed the conditions for plant growth, different kinds of plants and how we can help plants grow faster. Just Look at those adorable costumes!
These little scientists took us on a scientific journey through water filtration, separating oil and water, water purification, and aquatic ecosystems. Let’s give them some praise for their great show!
The renewable energy group gave us a different inquiry experience. Through curiosity and strong presentation skills, these students showed off their skills. They taught us about vegetables, water, sun and wind power. Very interesting!
These scientists went into detail about the structure and specimens of insects. They played great games allowing their audience to be students along the way!
K3C： 功夫组、三国组、火山组、中国美食组Kung Fu，Three Kingdoms，Volcanoes，Chinese Cuisine
These martial artists showed us the dedicated practice of Kung Fu. Demonstrations of Taekwondo, Thai boxing, nun chucks, and other movements really opened our eyes! Introducing classic kung fu films in English won everyone’s applause!
The three kingdoms group explained their lines of inquiry: The three countries, the mission of the kingdoms, and Taoyuan. The story they told along the way showed us the sense of justice in the taoyuan, which was very interesting!
The volcano group made a number of models to aid in their exhibit showing us how volcanoes are made and the interior structure of volcanoes. They also conducted an experiment to show us the effects of a volcanic eruption.
These gourmet chefs showed us how to make a traditional Chinese cucumber dish. They diced the cucumber and seasoned the dish. The audience all said it was delicious!
K3D：冰淇淋组、恐龙组、乐高组、植物组 Ice Cream， Dinosaurs，Lego，Plants
Wearing their custom made Lego costumes, this group went into detail about the five main Lego colors: red, yellow, green, blue, and white.
These gardeners made their own plant hats to teach us about different kinds of plants, such as the king plant and Venus fly trap, to let us know about a lot of plants.
The ice cream group made custom bookmarks to give to the parents during their presentation.They used a special ice cream machine to teach us about the ingredients used to make ice cream.They also showed us the different flavors of ice cream but also told us the importance of not eating too much ice cream.
The dinosaurs group showed us how dinosaurs lived. Some are eating plants, some are chasing each other and some actually ate each other!The dinosaurs group also discussed how dinosaurs became extinct, when a huge asteroid crashed into the Earth.