As an extension of our learning about the story, we used our PYP key concept Perspective to think from the points of view of the pigs and wolf after reading The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! We thought of ideas and questions from these two perspectives.
We also discussed whether the wolf and pigs are principled - one of our PYP Learner Profile traits.
Our favourite ongoing Three Little Pigs projects were our set-designs and drama retells. Here we are constructing the little pigs' houses and acting out the story on our outdoor stage. We have been developing dramatic techniques like voice projection and using our bodies and faces to show feelings and emotions.
We took turns pretending to be Max and the Wild Things and inventing answers to the Star Name questions based on what we remembered from the storybook. Here is what we asked:
For Wild Things:
We have also practiced retelling the story Where the Wild Things Are in different ways, which connects to our unit of inquiry line of inquiry 'How stories are told':
For the last two weeks our Star Name has been Ms. Caz! Her name gave us a chance to review the letter C. Through our explorations, we discovered that C can have two sounds: a hard 'C' and a soft 'S'-type sound, like in the word cinnamon. Ms. Caz's name also introduced us to the letter Z, which we haven't explored as a whole class yet.
Next week we are going to review all the letters and sounds we have learned so far this year. Then we will be on to the next Star Name!
For the last two weeks our Star Name has been Jay. We studied his name in different forms, including Jay and his full name 'Jean-Louis'. Since Jay is a short name ("Only 3 letters!"), we also practiced writing some of our other friends' names in our Word Work journals using the photo and name cards available to us in the classroom Writing Centre.