Archives for April, 2016

Apr
21

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 4)

On day 4 of the Literacy Week 2016, QAIS learners had the chance to experience the library with their parents. This was an opportunity for students to share information about some of the sessions that have been held throughout the week. Since there was a mini book fair, students were able to tell their parents […]

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Apr
20

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 3)

On day 3 of our 2016 Literacy week, one of the most defining elements of QAIS identity took over the building: our international spirit. Likewise, QAIS appreciation for mother tongues was in the air: students and teachers had the opportunity to listen to the sounds of some of the many QAIS families’ native languages: Chinese, Japanese, […]

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Apr
19

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 2)

Day 2 of our 2016 Literacy week started with a couple of Skype conference with authors. PYP 3 & 4 skipped with Mexican author Cecilia Magaña, who shared part of the new book she is writing: a fairy tale about a girl in a circus. PYP 3 students had the chance to share their experiences […]

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Apr
18

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 1)

    Ms Vanessa started the literacy week in PYP 1 showing her gift as a story teller; and then students engaged in a discussion of the video ‘the girl who hated to read’, out introduction for the PYP Literacy week. In the main time, PYP 5 and 6 held a Skype conference with Mexican author […]

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Apr
16

Grade 4 Student-led conference

We had a successful day of student-led conference where our students discussed and reflected upon samples of work that they have previously chosen with their parents. During the student-led conference, students also identified strengths, challenges and goals for the future. We hope that through the student-led conference, parents gained a deeper insight into the learning […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4
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Apr
14

Grade 4 visits Huangdao Wildlife Sanctuary

Grade 4 recently visited the Huangdao Wildlife Sanctuary as part of the engagement for their new unit of inquiry. The Grade 4 new unit of inquiry falls under the transdisciplinary theme of Sharing the planet. The central idea for this unit is: Biodiversity relies on maintaining the interdependent balance of organisms within systems. The lines of inquiry […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . Sharing the planet
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Apr
09

Stop-motion: moving blocks

Ms Kirsten: The article below is written by Grade 4 student, Owen Oussoren. He has been creating stop-motion animation after being introduced to the app “iMotion” in class. He was invited to write a short article about the movies he has created. In this blog post, he offers a few tips to help anyone get started […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Grade 4 Photos of the Week 08-04-2016

Here is a snapshot of Grade 4’s week (4 – 8 April 2016): unit reflection, unpacking new unit of inquiry’s lines of inquiry, and creating essential agreements for our literature circle.

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Apr
08

Poets are people who are passionately in love with language

      Rober Frost says that “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words,” and the QAIS community was a witness of this statement as PYP 2 parents joined the Poetry Reading unit celebration in a Coffee House style. Not only were parents part of the audience, […]

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Apr
08

Let’s Art About it

        As a culmination of their work on the transdisciplinary unit ‘How We Express Ourselves’ PYP 4 students    

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