Archives for March, 2016

Mar
28

Cape Dorset art

Ms Jacqueline Oussoren, Owen’s mum and QAIS EC teacher, visited the Grade 4 classroom to talk about art work by artists from Cape Dorset. She led a class discussion on the role of colour and images and the messages they convey. Grade 4 students chose different art work to colour based on the stories they […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Mar
28

The Power of Poetry

    Grade 2 students at QAIS are currently working on a unit poetry, whose central idea is: “Poetry is a unique and powerful form of expression.” Students will be combining their poetry writing skills, as well as the understandings in music class in order to consolidate the concept of patterns and rhythm, and to […]

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Grade 4 Egg Hunt

Grade 4 organised an egg hunt and egg painting with the youngest QAIS students–the Toddler Class! The class decided the “treats” to go inside each plastic egg. The treats are: two images which can be coloured, two stickers, and two paper airplanes. They also decided where to hide the eggs in the playground. After leading […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Montessori
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Mar
24

The Importance of being Caring

There is no doubt about the fact that our experiences shape who we are and that looking at things situations, problems or learning itself form different perspectives helps us achieve higher understandings. Molly Morrison, young American author and illustrator, advocate and volunteer for Libraries for Africa, currently based in Qingdao, paid a visit to QAIS […]

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Mar
24

Grade 5 / 6 PYP Exhibition has begun

    It is official. We have officially begun the Exhibition with students brainstorming issues and topics that they found motivating. Today we continued by asking students to come up with the Essential Agreements that they believe will help make this entire journey as successful and rewarding as possible. I’ve attached a few photos to […]

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Mar
22

Grade 4 Action Painting

Grade 4 students learned about abstract expressionism using action painting which can be seen in the work of Jackson Pollock. In creating abstract art work, students learned about the different gestures when creating action painting: sudden (quick)/sustained (slow); direct/indirect (flexible); strong/light; and, flow bound/free. This learning engagement links with Grade 4’s unit of inquiry under the […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Grade 4 Milk Art

In class we look for opportunity to explore science concepts through our unit of inquiry. Grade 4 is currently doing a unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves. The central idea is: Throughout history, people have interacted with each other and communicated using arts. The lines inquiry are: how people communicate through art how […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Mar
18

Grade 4 Comic Strips

During the Upper School’s Literacy Week, Dr Dan North and his Grade 11 students worked with Grade 4 students to write and illustrate their own comic strips. Grade 4 students chose an event in their lives which they have to illustrate in the comic panels. Students gained an understanding of the strong relationships between images, […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Grade 4 Trip to Art School

Grade 4 visited the same local art school that Grade 3 visited. It is a place called Smart Art. They were given a brief tour of their gallery which contains photos of famous masterpieces by Van Gogh, Renoir, Manet, Monet, Seurat, Vermeer, and Cezanne. After the tour, they created Impressionist style art as led by […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Grade 4 Calligraphy

Ms Hailey talked to Grade 4 about the calligraphic tradition of China: it’s history as well as the tools and techniques used in doing calligraphy. She guided the students in how to hold the brush on paper and the how to create different strokes. This learning engagement links with Grade 4’s unit of inquiry under […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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