IB Weekly Tasks - Approaches to Learning Skills

  • IB Weekly Task #8 – June 1st-5th

    Hello, Pulaski Family!

    This is Mrs. Sanchez, the IB Coordinator. Every Monday I will share an IB Task on ClassDojo for students to complete by Friday.

    IB Task:

    Visit this website: WBEZ: Track Illinois Reopening Plan by Phase, Region and Address

    Enter your home address to see which region you are located in, what reopening phase you are currently in, and what is permitted during at this time.

    Create a “To-do list.” Write about what you’d like to do when things open.

    Outdoor activities:

    People will want to go to national parks

    Family Trip:

    Big travels to kid-friendly places for families

    Special Place:

    What place would you like to go visit that is currently closed?

    Road Trip:

    Which place would you like to drive to and spend more time with?

    Business Visit:

    Which businesses are you waiting to be open?

    Long Weekend:

    How would you spend a long weekend with your family?

    What ATL Skills and Learner Profile Attributes did you use to complete the IB Task?

    (Please review the picture of the ATL Skills Chart that explains the categories and clusters, as well as the Learner Profile Attribute Chart.)

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    IB Weekly Task #7 – May 25-29th

    Hello, Pulaski Family!
    
This is Mrs. Sanchez, the IB Coordinator. Every Monday I will share an IB Task on ClassDojo for students to complete by Friday.

    “The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” -William James

    Write a short “thank you” note for the following people. Let them know why you appreciate them. 
    
- A family member
    – A friend
    – A teacher
    – Nature

    What ATL Skills and Learner Profile Attributes did you use to complete the IB Task?
    (Please review the picture of the ATL Skills Chart that explains the categories and clusters, as well as the Learner Profile Attribute Chart.)

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    IB Weekly Task #6 – May 18-22nd

     

    Hello, Pulaski Family!

    This is Mrs. Sanchez, the IB Coordinator. Every Monday I will share an IB Task on ClassDojo for students to complete by Friday. If you would like to send me a picture of your toolbox (please see directions on creating the toolbox below) by May 22nd, I’ll be more than happy to share it on the Pulaski Story. My email address is rsanchez2@cps.edu. I also provided an example of my toolbox.

    The IB task below has been taken from “Facing History and Ourselves.” 

    In this activity, you will create a real, actual toolbox with items inside that represent the different ways in which you can take care of yourself and others during and after this pandemic.

    Your toolbox should: 
    • Be a real, constructed, creative, three-dimensional box that is filled with at least five items that are your “tools” 

    • Also include a well-composed, thoughtful piece of writing that clearly explains the “tools” found in your toolbox, their meaning to you, and how they will help you 


    Your toolbox can be a variety of things: a real box with a new design or decoration, a hollowed-out old book, or a soft-sided bag, for example. 

    Each “tool” will represent an action you can take, a habit you can develop, or an example you can remember to help you take care of yourself and others.

    You can use objects you collect from around your home to represent your different “tools,” such as symbolic objects, family pictures, images, poems, or favorite quotations. For example, you could include eyeglasses “to help me focus more clearly.”

    Construct your toolbox! Select at least five objects from your home that represent the different “tools” that can help you to take care of yourself, the people near you, and your wider community. 

    Use the questions below to help you reflect and select your five “tools.”
    1. What will I have in my toolbox that will help me do “small acts” of kindness on a daily basis? 

    2. What will I have in my toolbox that will help me turn those small acts into something bigger? 

    3. What will I have in my toolbox that will help me choose caring over not caring, especially during difficult times? 

    4. What will I have in my toolbox that will help me take care of myself?

    5. What will I have in my toolbox that will help me build connections with other people?  


    Write a reflection that describes each of your “tools” and how you plan to use them.

    What ATL Skills and Learner Profile Attributes did you use to complete the IB Task?
    (Please review the picture of the ATL Skills Chart that explains the categories and clusters, as well as the Learner Profile Attribute Chart.)

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    IB Weekly Task #5 – May 11-15th

     

    Hello, Pulaski Family!
    This is Mrs. Sanchez, the IB Coordinator. Every Monday I will share an IB Task on ClassDojo for students to complete by Friday. If you would like to send me a picture of your task by May 15th, I’ll be more than happy to share it on the Pulaski Story. My email address is rsanchez2@cps.edu.
     
    IB Task: Go on a virtual field trip
     
    Here are some things you can do after your trip. Remember, you’re not limited to this list.– Answer: would you recommend this trip to a friend? Why or why not? – If you would tell a friend about it. Share your learning by answering the following questions.

    • What are 4 interesting things you learned from your field trip?
    • Which part of the trip was a new experience for you?
    • How did the trip connect to what you already know?

    – Create an artifact that represents your experience. This could be a ticket, business card, photo, brochure, an agenda, or a piece of artwork. (Email it to me, so I can share it on the Pulaski Story)
    *** Don’t forget to look at the map of the world to connect to the location you visited. 

     
    What ATL Skills and Learner Profile Attributes did you use to complete the IB Task?
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    (Please review the picture of the ATL Skills Chart that explains the categories and clusters, as well as the Learner Profile Attribute Chart.)

     

    IB Weekly Task #4 – May 4-8th

     
    Hello, Pulaski Family!

    This is Mrs. Sanchez, the IB Coordinator. Every Monday I will share an IB Task on ClassDojo for students to complete by Friday. If you would like to send me a picture of your task by May 8th, I’ll be more than happy to share it on the Pulaski Story. My email address is rsanchez2@cps.edu.

    The first IB task for this week involves teacher appreciation week.

    IB Task #1: Think of a way you can celebrate our amazing Pulaski teachers.

    Below is a wonderful resource on how to appreciate your teacher(s) written by my daughter.

    https://www.theactivetimes.com/home/virtual-teacher-appreciation-quarantine-ideas

    IB Task #2: Let’s make this a GIVING week! Giving to others doesn’t only help the recipients, but it makes you feel good. It also encourages others to be givers too. This week I donated tons of children books to the Boys and Girls Scout Organization. It makes me happy to know that my books will touch the hands of many children that I personally may never meet.

    Below are a few ideas on how you can give back…

    – Donate clothes, toys, and/or books to charity
    – Donate dog and cat food to the animal shelter
    – Mow the lawn for your neighbors
    – Offer to deliver groceries for someone that should be staying home.
    – Donate coloring books and crayons or crafts to hospitals or nursing homes.
    – Visit the Chicago Resource website- https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/resources.html and see how you can provide support.

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    What ATL Skills and Learner Profile Attributes did you use to complete the IB Task?

    (Please review the picture of the ATL Skills Chart that explains the categories and clusters, as well as the Learner Profile Attribute Chart.)

     

     

    IB Weekly Task #3 – April 27-May 1

     
    Hello, Pulaski Family!

    I am the IB Coordinator, Mrs. Sanchez. On Mondays, I will share an IB Task on ClassDojo for students to complete by Friday. If you would like to send me a picture of your task by Friday, May 1st. I’ll be more than happy to share it on the Pulaski Story. My email address is rsanchez2@cps.edu.

    It’s important to recognize and acknowledge the different cultures and backgrounds of others in our community. As an IB school, we want to foster internationally-mindedness. What does this look like?

    “Internationally minded people appreciate and value the diversity of peoples, cultures, and societies in the world. They make efforts to learn more about others and to develop empathy and solidarity towards them to achieve mutual understanding and respect (Oxfam 2105; UNESCO 2015).”

    Here is the task for this week.
    Pick one culture you would like to learn more about. Here are some things you can do, but you’re not limited to this list.
    – Learn the language. (Using the website- Duolingo you can learn 5 common words or phrases.)
    – Start with the 5 F’s- Flags, Fashion, Food, Faces (influential people), and Festivals, but let’s NOT stop there.
    – Go beyond the 5 F’s. Look at the Cultural Iceberg that is attached.

     
    Below you will find how this task embraces the Learner Profile Attributes and ATL skills.
    “The learner profile attributes and the approaches to learning (ATL) [please see chart attached] provide the foundational skills and dispositions for the development of international-mindedness.
    An internationally minded learner:
    – is a competent communicator
    – is open-minded and knowledgeable
    – is a caring and principled thinker
    – uses his or her curiosity and research skills to inquire about the world
    – thinks and reflects critically about opportunities and challenges
    – takes action for positive changes (for example, to promote intercultural understanding, foster caring relationships, to care for self and others)
    – takes risks to further self-development and understanding of others”

    (Boix Mansilla and Jackson 2011; Oxfam 2015; Singh and Qi 2013; UNESCO 2015).

     
     

    IB Weekly Task #2 – April 20-24

    Hello, Pulaski Family!

    I am the IB Coordinator, Mrs. Sanchez. On Mondays, I will share an IB TASK on ClassDojo for students to complete by Friday. If you would like to send me a picture of your task by Friday, April 24th. I’ll be more than happy to share it on the Pulaski Story. My email address is rsanchez2@cps.edu.

    Here is the task for this week.

    In “The Science of Helping Out” Tara Parker-Pope points out “During a crisis, the people who cope best are those who help others.” In other words, when you help others, it actually helps you! Let’s spread some kindness and gratitude to the people around us!

    You can do the following tasks to help people in your family, neighborhood, Chicago and the world.

    – Family: Draw a picture and/or write a letter to a family member and mail it to them. I am sure grandparents will appreciate this act of kindness.
    Last week, I received a coloring sheet in the mail from my great-niece. It made my whole family smile. 

    – Neighborhood: Paint a picture on a rock and leave it somewhere in your neighborhood. It’ll brighten someone’s heart while they take a stroll.

    – Chicago: Draw a picture and/or write a letter to first responders. If you email it to me by Friday, April 24th, I’ll make sure to take a picture of it and send it to the organization- People Loving People. I am helping to lead this initiative in my community. (rsanchez2@cps.edu)

    – World: If you have a relative or friend living in another country, give them a call and interview them on their experience with the COVID-19.

    What ATL Skills did you use to complete the IB Task?
    (Please review the picture of the ATL Skills Chart that explains the categories and clusters.)

     

    IB Weekly Task #1 – April 13-17

    Hello, Pulaski Family!
    I am the IB Coordinator, Mrs. Sanchez. On Mondays, I will post an IB TASK for students to complete by Friday. Students are welcome to share their end project (picture or video) in the comment area.

    Students, below you will find the first IB focused task you can do with your family. But first read about the IB ATL Skills (Approaches to Learning Skills). You will have to determine what ATL skills you used to complete the project.

    “The focus of approaches to learning in the IB Programmes is on helping students to develop the self-knowledge and skills they need to enjoy a lifetime of learning. Through approaches to learning in IB programmes, students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum that help them “learn how to learn”. Ultimately, ATL skills help to prepare students for responsible participation in local and global communities.” IB Documents

    *** Please review the picture of the ATL Skills Chart that explains the categories and clusters.

    IB Task: Have a family “film day” together with your favorite movie.
    You can do the following projects…

    – Find a recipe that works well with your movie selection and cook/bake with an adult. (my family’s examples are below)
    – Write a film review
    – Draw a movie poster
    – Write a scene you would like to add to the movie
    – Write the next chapter of the movie
    – Write a different ending to the movie
    – Act out your favorite scene from the movie and record it
    – Pick a scene from the movie and recreate it with Legos or a diorama.

    Please share below a picture/video of your project, as well as the ATL skills (category and cluster) you used to support your learning!

    I’ll start first.
    I’ve never seen the Harry Potter movies. I know CRAZY, so as a family we decided to watch ALL 8 movies. For every movie experience, we decided to bake inspired Harry Potter desserts to make the experience so much better. (pictures are below)

    As a family, we used the following ATL stills to support how we learn:
    – Research skills: Information Literacy
    We had to access information from online, in order to determine if the movie had any meals we would like to recreate.
    – Self- Management Skills: Organization
    We had to look at the recipe and determine how each person was going to contribute to making the recipe.
    – Social Skills: Collaborating
    We had to delegate and share responsibilities to complete the recipe together.
    – Communication Skills: Communication
    We had to communicate with each other what we were doing on our part to complete the recipe.

    I look forward to seeing your projects!

     
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