Monthly Archives: December 2011

International Baccalaureate Learner Profile – Caring and …. 5/6 Year Olds

The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile

Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective

Learner Profile: CARING

They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.

Last week my students brainstormed in groups what being caring  means to them and the actions associated with being a caring person. This is a totally independent activity with no input by the teacher.


The children have written individually about the ways they are caring at home and at school. They’ve also written letters to Santa asking for presents for themselves and others.

Cheers Nina


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Christmas Activity: Now these are cute! A series of quick posts….

My Preps ( 5 & 6 year olds) have nearly completed their first formal year of education in Australia. It’s amazing to watch their development throughout the year. I’m writing a series of quick posts because it’s report writing time. Busy!

Our Visual Arts program is special. My preps are making a number of Christmas decorations in the Art Room with our specialist teacher, and in the classroom with me. Yesterday we set up our  christmas tree which we will decorate during the next few weeks with our class made decorations.

The older children are making tin soldiers. How cute are these? Our school Visual Arts’ teachers make a Christmas window each year. All year levels in the school are making decorations based on a Christmas story for the display. For my international readers Myers in Melbourne have a Christmas window each year and ours is just as good.

Cheers Nina

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