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The IB learning profile are attributes that we strive for as learners.

Learning profile of the month

September:Risk takers

Being a risk taker means being resourceful and trying new things. In our goal of developing lifelong learners, we hope that students will develop this trait in their learning and outlook on life. At school, we encourage students to be open to mistakes in learning and to be willing to try new things. At home, you can help your child develop the trait of a risk taker by encouraging them to try new things, share ideas even if they are different from others, and make mistakes and learn from them.

I am brave when trying new things.

October:In principle

Having principles means having integrity and being honest. In our goal of developing global thinkers, we encourage students to respect the rights of people everywhere and take responsibility for their actions and consequences. At home, you can help your child develop the quality of the Principle by encouraging your child to be honest even when they have made poor choices, by taking responsibility for their choices, and doing the right thing even when no one is involved watching.

I am telling the truth and doing the right thing.

November:maintenance

Being caring means showing empathy, compassion, and respect. We encourage students to commit to the service and make positive changes in the lives of others. At home, you can help your child develop the quality of caring by encouraging them to be respectful, compassionate, and positive towards others.

I care about the people and things in my world.

December:Communicator

Being a communicator means expressing yourself confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We can work effectively with others and listen carefully to other perspectives. We encourage students to communicate appropriately with their words and actions in school. They use these skills during recess, in the cafeteria, and in their classrooms. At home, you can help your child develop the quality of a communicator by encouraging your child to use their words to express themselves, listen to other people, and share their ideas.

I share my ideas and listen when others have something to say.

January:Reflective

Thinking means looking thoughtfully at the world and our own ideas and experiences. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to learn and grow. At school, we encourage students to reflect on their learning, identify their hopes and dreams and how they will achieve them, and consider what they are good at and in which areas they can get stronger. At home, you can help your child develop the quality of thought by asking the following questions: What did you like about it? What went well What would you change What strategies could you use to improve?

I think about my ideas and try to make them better.

February:thinker

Being a thinker means using creative and critical thinking skills to act responsibly on complex issues. We encourage this attribute by offering meaningful lessons in which they learn new things, allow students to ask questions and reflect on their own learning. At home, you can help your child develop the attribute of a thinker by letting them decide whether or not they like something and why, look at different perspectives on a subject, and explain something they have learned. Some of the questions designed to help you include:

  • How do you know?
  • What was your favorite thing to learn today?
  • Was that a good book? Why?
  • How can you do it differently?

I think and try to solve problems in my world.

March:Open

Being open-minded means appreciating our own cultures and the cultures and traditions of others. We recognize and evaluate different perspectives and grow from our experiences. We encourage openness by respecting our classmates and their values ​​and traditions, listening to different points of view and exchanging new ideas. At home, you can help your child develop the attribute of openness by discussing different cultures and traditions, exposing your child to people with different experiences, and appreciating each person's uniqueness. You can also encourage him / her to think about new ideas and evaluate that idea. Some of the questions designed to help you include:

  • Why do you think the character did this? (After reading a story)
  • What do you think of this new idea?

April:Knowledgeable

The April learning profile feature is “knowledgeable”. Being knowledgeable means coming up with big ideas, exploring knowledge across a wide range of subjects, and engaging with topics and ideas that have local and global significance. We promote specialist knowledge in the school by having students examine a variety of topics in each of the subject areas and applying the knowledge learned to new situations. Students also take part in the Visual Arts and Spanish program to improve their learning. At home, you can help your child develop the attribute of knowledge by asking them questions about what they have learned and by encouraging your child to learn new subjects and apply the learning in new situations. Some of the questions designed to help you include:

  • What did you learn today that you didn't know yesterday?
  • Why is this knowledge (or what you have learned) important to you? To our community? To the world?
  • What do you want to learn new?
  • What is the most interesting thing you learned today?

I understand and learn about a lot of different things.

May:Questioners

The variable "May learner profile" reads "Asker".

Being a researcher means cultivating our curiosity and developing research and research skills. We want to learn with enthusiasm and keep our love for learning lifelong. We encourage this attribute by asking questions, offering research opportunities, and getting them excited about learning. At home, you can help your child develop a questioner attribute by modeling questions, encouraging them to ask questions, and helping them find answers to questions. Some of the questions designed to help you include:

  • What are you asking yourself?
  • What are you passionate about learning?
  • How can you find answers to your questions?

I am curious and like to ask questions to find out more.

June:Balanced

The June learning profile trait is “balanced”. Being balanced means understanding the intellectual, physical and emotional aspects of our lives in order to achieve wellbeing. We recognize our interdependence with other people and the world in which we live. We encourage this attribute in schools by providing students with a comprehensive education that includes music, art, sports and Spanish in addition to core academic areas. We also have regular counseling hours to teach students strategies for their emotional wellbeing. At home, you can help your child develop the attribute of balance by spending some time reading and playing outdoors, or doing puzzles or building blocks. Children can also help with family meal preparation and other home chores. Invite your child to share their feelings and discuss appropriate ways of expression. Some of the questions designed to help you include:

  • How do you feel?
  • What's a new activity you want to try?
  • What are your interests?

I am interested in a lot of different things.