5th Grade International Baccalaureate Exhibition Parent Introduction

Sep 13th, 2018

Dear Fifth Grade Family,

We are excited to announce the kick-off of the 2018, 5th Grade International Baccalaureate Exhibition. We would like to invite you to a special introduction for parents and 5th-grade students on Friday, September 28 at 8:00 am in the 5th grade space. Due to the in-depth nature of this venture, your attendance is highly recommended.

At Annunciation, Fifth-grade is the final year of the IB Primary Years Program. The Exhibition is a culminating experience marking the transition from the PYP to Middle School. During Exhibition, our fifth-grade students are expected to carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry project, under the guidance of their teachers. The inquiry project allows them to demonstrate synthesis and understanding of the PYP essential elements (knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action), and share them with the school community. It also provides an opportunity for students to exhibit the learner profile attributes that they have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.

For their Exhibition project, students will be able to choose real-life issues, which will then be explored and investigated in the Exhibition. The central idea for Exhibition is - A person's passions, interests, and responsibilities can lead to action. The students will begin the planning and research phase in March. This project will span approximately 6-8 weeks culminating in an “Exhibition” in May. During Exhibition your child’s Exhibition group will present twice, once during the day for our elementary students/staff and then again in the evening for our school/parish community.

Exhibition dates for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Tuesday, May 14 - during the school day (Students and Staff)
  • Wednesday, May 15 - 6:30 p.m. (Families and Community Members)

Thank you,

Fifth Grade Team: Kathy Paul and Sara Haecherl 
Library/Media Team: Megan Stebbins and Julie Loney 
IB Coordinator: Anne LaLonde Laux
Principal: Jennifer Cassidy