During our second week of school, the PYP program is already deep into their investigations for their first units. In grade 5 for the unit Who We Are, the students are inquiring into nutrition and healthy eating. Miss Francesca, a nutritionist in Antofagasta, came to speak with the fifth-grade students. They discussed the effects of an unhealthy diet on the body and mind and explored easy healthy options to replace unhealthy snacks. The kids were very inquisitive and asked many questions about how they can change their diet in order to avoid diseases later in life.
The fourth grade welcomed the teachers from our high school’s history department to share their expertise on Chilean government. They learned about the three branches and the requirements for voting. They are inquiring into the structures of all types of governments and will be making comparisons with the Chilean system.