This colorful and eye-catching version of my IB PYP Learner Profile is designed for the younger kids, 1stthrough 3rd grade. The language used is aligned with the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s descriptions of the traits of a learner and made into simple sentences with the first person. Therefore, the children become used to the language used along with the academic language used constantly within the Primary Years Programme.
By introducing the traits of a learner a few at a time, I find the children develop a stronger understanding of what it means to learn and to be considered a learner. This I have done at the beginning of each school year, with one or two posters at a time. After you have gone over the language with the children, it is beneficial to have them then independently note down the bullet points for each traits that they feel they are strong with and then those that they feel they need help with developing. This activity is, in itself, a practice with being reflective, balanced and open minded!
. The review, of course, takes place all year long as we are always referring back to the posters displayed on the wall.
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~ Susan Powers
(It is also a useful tool to look back upon when you touch on character traits within literacy. )