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Apr
21

Happiness is Concentration 幸福就是专注

Dear Peony Cottage Parents, This week we began our next unit of inquiry, ‘Emotions and Feelings’.  The transdisciplinary theme is ‘How We Express Ourselves” and the central idea is: ‘WE EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS”.  Here is our UNIT LETTER for you to view and download. Please pay special attention to […]

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Apr
21

EC Lotus – Montessori PYP

This week the children have been enjoying a wonderful time at recess with the nice weather!  In recent days, our teaching team has spent time on observing more and reflecting on the children’s individual needs so that we can better plan for their learning goals.  We have just started our final Unit of Inquiry on […]

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Apr
21

Xi’an Field Trip

What a trip! We spend 4 days together in Xian and we loved every minute of it! Reconnecting with the history of our host country China, inquiring, applying the ATL skills plus getting to know each other better and making memories together is PRICELESS! We visited different museums and historic sites… We started at Banpo […]

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Apr
21

How the World Works

We were all very excited to come back after our fun-filled Spring break. We loved sharing and hearing the relaxing, fun, or exciting experiences we all had. We have started our fifth unit of inquiry, How the World Works. In this unit we will focus on Earth’s changes. We unscrambled our central idea: Earth goes […]

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Apr
20

Emotions and Feelings

Dear Plum Blossom Parents, 亲爱的梅花班的家长您好, This week we began our new unit of inquiry which is all about Emotions and Feelings.  本周我们开始了新的探究单元,关于情绪和感情。 The transdisciplinary theme is ‘How We Express Ourselves” and the central idea is: ‘WE EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS”.  其主题是“我们如何表达自己”,核心思想是:“我们用许多不同的方式来表达我们的思想和感受”。 Here is our UNIT LETTER for you to view and download. […]

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Apr
14

Unit Celebration: How We Express Ourselves

We wrapped up our unit of inquiry How We Express Ourselves: Story-telling with an intimate unit celebration for our parents! For this unit we chose to sing the song Brave, which speaks about raising our voices in a positive way. We “let the words fall out” with positive messages. We were courageous and presented all […]

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Apr
14

Exhibition begins…

Exhibition time is here… we started our process since day 1 in Grade 5 and now it is our turn to use and apply everything that has been part of our journey…We are so ready to present who we are as learners, stay tuned…the best is yet to come! Math is an essential element of […]

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Apr
09

EC Lotus – Montessori PYP: Having so much fun with relationships!

What a pleasure it was to have our Lotus family members join us Wednesday for our celebration of our Relationships Unit of Inquiry! It was such a special opportunity for our children to share their learning with the people they care about so deeply in their lives – their first teachers! Let’s take a pictorial […]

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Apr
05

Enriching experiences in Bamboo Cottage.

Ready for a break? Our students definitely need a well deserved pause since they have been working hard for the past months. Do you want to see? We kicked off the past week celebrating Yi’s birthday! She turned 3 and we gathered together with her family to sing her our well practiced song in three […]

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Apr
05

The Joy of Sharing in Plum Blossom

What a wonderful week it has been! We are enjoying such beautiful Spring weather and it has been a joy to watch the children soaking up the fresh air and exploring the changes in our plants around the school. This week we began planting vegetables in the garden such as onions, pumpkins, lettuce and carrots. […]

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