Archives for September, 2015

Sep
30

Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands?

For a learning community such as QAIS, embracing International Mindedness and Understanding is not an added value to the institution QAIS is, but a defining life style trait of ours. Each day, we, students, teachers and staff,  welcome one another with different sounds  and gestures that carry different meaning but aim at demonstrating one thing: […]

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Sep
25

Grade 5 – September 25

Dear parents, It’s been another fantastic week in grade 5 with the students continuing to develop their confidence as communicators and as inquirers. To translate this into Korean, Chinese or Japanese, please copy and paste it into Baidu Translate or a translator of your choice. In our unit of inquiry, students were able to share […]

By Sean O Oussoren | Grade 5 . Where we are in place and time
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Sep
23

Parents are also Language Learners and Teachers

As a polyglot, it gives me great pleasure when I see students constructing meaning in a new language – especially if it’s the language I teach, and through which I learn with them. Nonetheless, when I see parents becoming engaged in this process and developing interest in the evolution their children are experiencing is when […]

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Sep
21

Significant Events in Qingdao’s History

Grade 5 and 6 students have been exploring various significant events as part of their investigation into Where We Are in Place in Time. Students have shared significant events from their own lives and done research on events that go beyond their experiences to encompass local, national and international events. The underlying lines of inquiry […]

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Sep
20

Grade 4 – Week 4

Week of 4 of Grade 4’s unit of inquiry on Rights and Responsibilities is a further engagement on how rights and responsibilities are connected and the factors that affect them.

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Sep
15

A Classroom’s Universal Language

How many times have you heard the expression ‘music is a universal language’? As a music lover and multilingual individual, I cannot agree more. Yet, besides being a music lover, I also love to move to its rhythm and, therefore, understand that when dancing, one needs to cope with a partner, coordinate moves, feel the […]

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Sep
15

Many Worlds are Born Today

My best ideas come to me while cooking. Quite interestingly, considering the unstable weather in classrooms that result from brainstorms and other phenomena, I do not doubt that universes can be born at school. For the last two weeks, the Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) family has been involved in intense professional development to support our mission […]

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