In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
I recently attended a meeting and heard feedback from some colleagues about how it would be useful to find out about a key book for each of the PYP, Primary Years Programme, Profiles and Attitudes. If you are asking yourself, what in the world is PYP/IB? Here’s a link packed with information:
I thought I’d post a two part blog with my favorite books and teaching ideas for them. I had previously collected all my school’s connected titles on my webpage for teachers but will share here as well. I decided to focus on PYP Profile connected books first since that is usually what schools initially focus on when introducing PYP to their students. One of my favorite PYP Profile book links is this one: http://pyplibrary.wikispaces.com/
I realized that I had way too many books on my list by the time I accumulated the initial list post. I decided to separate them into 10 posts for profile and attitude lists instead. This will be an ongoing series. Hope it will be useful for my PYP educator friends. I previously collected PYP Resources for my school here: https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/pyp-information
Please note, I don’t necessarily believe that these books should be used in an isolated fashion. I’m looking at these lists as the first step of PYP introduction. My school promoted a month long focus for each learner profile last year and now is promoting a month long focus for each learner attitude this year. To compliment this, I’ve pulled and promoted books that connect with the profile and attitude each month in the library. I’ve found many of my favorite books are actually appropriate for numerous profiles and attitudes. My assistant and I have identified and placed past books and new books into the library catalogue under categories so that lists can be searched.