QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Apr
19

Sharing and reflection time…

Thank you friends from both QAIS and Baishan for coming to our classroom and giving us the opportunity to share with you all our learning from our latest unit of inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves: Transportation Systems. It put a smile on our hearts to see how interested you were about seeing the city we […]

By Cecilia Flores | Uncategorized
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Apr
12

The Busy Bees of Plum Blossom | 梅花班简报

On behalf of the Plum Blossom classroom community, I would like to thank all families for the positive support and enthusiasm you shared with us during Literacy Week. A week full of literacy activities not only enhanced your children’s love and curiosity of books, stories, and writing, but also helped develop language acquisition. 我谨代表梅花班全体成员,感谢所有家长在文学周的热情的大力支持!这一周进行的文学活 动不仅提升了孩子们对书本,故事以及写作的热爱的好奇心,也在语言习得方面带来很大助 […]

By Indah McCarthy | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Apr
10

Spring has Sprung in Peony Cottage | ‘绽放的春天’

“The child seeks for independence by means of work; an independence of body and mind.” ~‘The Absorbent mind’ – Dr. Maria Montessori. Working hours have been louder these past weeks, although children seemed busy, but the level of noise and energy inside them was higher. I’ve heard teachers sometimes name this excitement as “Spring Fever”. […]

By Ruby Kalsi | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Apr
10

Spring is in the air! |到处充满了春天的气息!

With the arrival of warm spring weather, we can’t help but jump in the air and embrace hope and possibility – all the things we can learn, all the places we will explore, all the world to see as we dive into our next Unit of Inquiry on Spaces and continue listening to, reading and […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Apr
08

Grades 1 & 2 Unit Celebration!

Our central idea and lines of inquiry for our unit, How We Organize Ourselves…  我们本单元的中心思想和探究线索:我们如何管理自己… After unpacking our central idea and lines of inquiry, discussing and breaking down in various ways all the academic language we put the finishing touches to our combined summative project.  分析了本单元中心思想和探究线索后,我们以各种方式讨论和分解所有的学术语言,为我们的共同总结项目做了最后的润色。 March 14th, Pi day, is celebrated all around the […]

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Apr
04

Language, self confidence, relationships and fun!

Many things have happened during the past three weeks. Toddlers are busy discovering new materials, enjoying new activities and putting to practice new skills while improving others such as communication skills. These children are really talkative. They are creating such sweet and hilarious conversations. They are able to retell a true story, share emotions, have conversations between them, […]

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Apr
01

Last two weeks…

We have been enjoying working on our literacy circles with a partner. We are able to discuss our role each day and share ideas. Sharing aloud has helped us with our oral language skills. After discussing and sharing our ideas about the lines of inquiry we record it in our UOI notebooks, where we keep […]

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Mar
18

Field Trip to Road Transport Museum | 校外考察之道路交通博物馆

Thank you Steven for sharing your book about different types of boats, which is connected to our current unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves: Transportation Systems.     感谢Steven跟我们分享了他在阅读时了解到的各种各样的船,这也恰恰与我们正在学习的探究单元息息相关,即我们是如何使生活变得系统化:交通系统。 In preparation for our field trip to the Road Transport Museum we made predictions in our UOI notebooks about what we thought we would find. […]

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Mar
12

Building friendship

Here we go again! Few weeks have passed already since the last post, but here is more about the little ones of our school. Children continue mastering skills with activities that they already know. They are also showing curiosity for the new materials presented. Activities such as transferring water with a pipette, sponges or small pitchers are excellent to develop eye-hand coordination, precision of their grasping, first notions of math such as quantity, and concentration. These types of activities are self-corrected which means the child can see his/her mistakes and try to improve. These water […]

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Mar
10

Transportation systems…

We started another great week with our Literacy block. Learning new ways to work with words helps us to increase our vocabulary. Also our Literacy Circles are helping us to develop reading and writing skills and respond to literacy! We love to make connections and this week Steven shared with us his passion for Titanic […]

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