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Feb
22

How the World Works

Welcome Back! What an amazing week back to school after our Chines New Year break! We started our week reconnecting with our learning buddies from Grade 2. Finding our partner who matched our postcards, we had the opportunity to start bonding with our new partners and share our experiences and activities we did over the […]

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Feb
02

Happy New Year! 新年快乐!

What a week! We finished our third unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves! We started our week giving the final touches to our class comics! We shared a summary with our classmates! And we took some time to reflect and set up our SMART Goal planner! Getting ready for a great second semester in […]

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Feb
02

Happy Chinese New Year!

We were hard at work the last few weeks writing opinion pieces, independently completing our literacy circles, solving addition and subtraction problems with regrouping and borrowing, and wrapping up our third unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves. In the midst of the busyness we made a good luck fish, and a pig in lieu […]

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Jan
28

The Earth goes around the Sun…

It has been quite the two weeks! Teachers and students have been missing school, but we have tried to maintain the routine as much as possible. For this reason I want to first, thank my team Suzy and Jessica, for their great work despite all adversity and my absence. Such talented teachers!           Our beloved friends […]

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Jan
27

Last two weeks!

We’ve been busy for the past two weeks in Grade 5! We worked on our opinion writing to learn how to build arguments and develop some debate skills…  An we used our notes to have a small debate in our class…agree to disagree? As a community we are always working on finding ways to support […]

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Jan
14

Happy 2019!

Happy new year everyone. Hoping that you had a great time over the break, we are excited to be back and resume our routine. Children returned as happy as can be looking around for new activities. Since time flies by, we’ve already set up a few activities related with the Chinese New Year. The legend […]

By Helena Arranz | Language Acquisition . Montessori . Toddler
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Jan
13

Happy 2019!

We were happy to be back in school and share with each other about our winter holiday. We loved hearing about all the wonderful places and things everyone did.   In math we focused on using our knowledge of place value to add and subtract 10, 100, and 1,000. We worked on identifying which digit would […]

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Jan
13

Welcome 2019!

Happy 2019! Welcome back, after our winter break we came back ready to create a vision board for 2019! Sharing our dreams, hopes and goals for 2019 was a great start for our second semester!!! As part of our continuing activities on building community, we cleaned up our room and got it ready to add […]

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Jan
09

The power of Chinese in Grade 4 and 5

Our Grade 4 and 5 beginners don’t only learn Chinese but use it to explore the world by talking to people. As their teacher, the most joyful thing is to see the sparkle in their eyes when they are trying to make the conversations happen. I strongly believe the IB spirit of lifelong learning is […]

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Dec
21

Happy Holidays

  Last week of 2018! What am amazing journey we are sharing! We started our last week of school with the “Hour of code” thank you Mr. JD for this great experience!   We shared some lovely time with our reading buddies from Peony singing some songs together! Our class meetings are getting better and […]

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