QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Dec
12

Merry Christmas!

It was a short 3 day week, but filled with great holiday cheer! We began our week by learning about the Christmas story with our black light theatre. We talked about the traditions of this holiday which is celebrated in many countries around the world. To commemorate the time we have been at this campus […]

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Dec
10

Reflections and Christmas Concert!

We are reflective learners and as such we began our week with reflecting about our unit of inquiry How the World Works. We were very excited to see which IB learner profile attribute cards we have earned this first part of the school year… Cooperation and collaboration are integral to our learning and we really […]

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Dec
07

A Glimpse into Peony Cottage |蒙氏牡丹班一瞥

This year is going by so quickly!! It’s hard to believe November has gone already. This reminds us of what a wonderful beginning we have had this year and how Peony Cottage children are truly growing together as a community. From learning how to express one’s feelings, greeting others (shaking hands), waiting for their turns, […]

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Dec
02

Magnolia and Sunflower Cottages’ Unit Celebration. | 木兰班和向日葵班的单元庆祝活动

We began our week by wrapping up our unit of inquiry ‘How the World Works’, and preparing for our first unit celebration. We worked together to organize our classroom so that our parents could enjoy and appreciate all our hard work.      本周工作,我们以总结我们探究单元“世界是如何运转的”开始,并且开始着手准备第一期的单元庆祝活动。老师和学生们一起布置教室,我们的家长也积极参与乐在其中并对于我们的辛勤工作给予了肯定。   One of our summative projects was to design, create, and […]

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Dec
01

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year In Lotus Cottage | 这是莲花班一年中最绚烂的时光

This is my favorite time of the year… between (American) Thanksgiving and the December holiday season that rings in the next year, there is so much hustle and bustle going on!  With a new Unit of Inquiry just beginning about Earth’s Cycle, the holiday concert to rehearse for, a potluck luncheon to look forward to, […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Nov
27

Something new is happening in Bamboo Cottage! | 在竹屋发生的新鲜事儿! |Bamboo cottage 에는 뭔가 특별하고 새로운 것이 있어요!

Today we focus on how children learn to express themselves, which is an important aspect of being human since we are all living in a multicultural society and we all need to communicate with each other. During the day children have many opportunities to express how they feel. Apart from encouraging both individual and group conversations, we provide […]

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Nov
27

Meet Our Young Authors |走近我们的小作家们

Students in grade 4 studied the unit of Conflict Resolution this term. The class was involved in an in-depth exploration to what makes bias become prejudice and why conflict arises between people. Students studied different roles that they could play inside of a conflict and how they could be problem solvers when conflict happens. As […]

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Nov
26

Getting ready…

We had an awesome 4 day week! We began with our Poetry Book, which is part of our year long unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves, in which we learn about poetry as a form of expression. We added the lyrics to the song we have been singing, Individuality. We love this song because […]

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Nov
18

Light and Sound

Another great start to the week thinking about ways that we connect with others and sharing our ideas through illustrations and words. One of our attributes is communicator and we have discussed how there are various ways of communicating and a powerful one is through the use of illustrations as a first step of writing. […]

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Nov
12

Growing together

Students are loving their time in the classroom, showing engagement in their work, and being knowledgeable of the routine. They have become principled and balanced, choosing materials and activities by themselves and exploring them as deeply as they can. The attention span of this group is increasing each day. Everyone has their favorite kind of […]

By Helena Arranz | Language Acquisition . Montessori . Toddler
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