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, Hindi, Romanian, Polish, and English… Today truly felt like a day at the Olympic games.
The day commenced as Ms Gao Wei a well-known Chinese Poet spoke to PYP 3,4,5&6 about the poetry that surrounds us and the relationship between the poetry writing process and the approach we choose for living life.
Some of QAIS parents took the stage afterwards and read folk tales from their mother country. Not only did teachers and students have the opportunity to listen to the sounds and melodies of other languages, but also at the values that are captured in every story, in every culture.
Today, parents’ participation helped us celebrate languages, stories, voice, and books, but it also helped us observe the many layers and nuances of what it means to be part if QAIS.
With so many stories shared today, it is hard not to love books!