Archives for October, 2016

Oct
31

Grade 1 and 5 Reading Buddies

  Please enjoy the photographs of grades 1 and 5 students reading together last week in the grade 1 classroom. This sharing opportunity is meaningful and significant for all students to help further develop their literacy (reading fluency, pacing, vocabulary, confidence, etc.) skills and to foster meaningful cross-grade relationships within our QAIS learning community.

By Jacqueline Oussoren | Grade 1 . Grade 5 . Language Acquisition . Uncategorized
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Oct
30

How We Organize Ourselves…Transportation Systems! 

In Grade 2 we have started our new Unit of Inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves, in which we will focus on Transportation Systems. We began our week by organizing our Portfolios and our Literacy Circle folders after completing our first Unit of Inquiry, Who We Are.  We began our new unit by working together in […]

By Jessica Vargas | Causation . Change . Form . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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Oct
30

PYP3: How the World Works

What an awesome week in Grade 3! We started our week exploring and learning about fact families in Math! And using force and motion to play with a triangular dice as we were practicing fact families… During this week we also identified and chose the attitudes we will work on in order to become caring, […]

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Oct
27

Grade 1 Exchange with Seniors

At the end of our first unit of inquiry, Grade 1 PYP students took the opportunity to share their summative “suitcases” filled with significant artifacts representing their personal histories, powerful memories and stories with a group of seniors from one of the Qingdao nursing homes. As ideal ambassadors of our QAIS mission, students demonstrated respect, […]

By Jacqueline Oussoren | Grade 1 . Service Learning
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Oct
25

Who We Are…Unit Celebration!

We were very excited to work on our summative project for our first unit of inquiry, Who We Are, which was all about celebrations. We really enjoyed organizing our personal pictures about celebrations that are important to us. We wrote about how we celebrate them and why. We then took some to share with each […]

By Jessica Vargas | Chinese . Connection . Form . Grade 2 . Reflection . Who we are
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Oct
17

International Day!

Wow our last two weeks were just amazing! After a wonderful unit celebration we cleaned up to make room to get ready for our new unit of inquiry How the  World Works! We reflected on our learning experience… Our Literacy Circles are helping us to have a better understanding of our reading and giving us […]

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Grade 4 biography research

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Oct
10

Are children’s shoes important? 孩子的鞋子有多重要?

文章如下: by Rosemary Gosse, Montessori Coordinator Your child’s footwear affects learning! This sounds a bit crazy, but let me give you some background so that you can understand why I say this. An essential feature of the Montessori classroom is that children have the freedom to move about and manipulate the objects they are working with. […]

By Jon Springer | Montessori
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Oct
02

Happy Chongyang Festival!

  We had a wonderful week filled with sharing! At our PYP sharing assembly we learned about urban and rural schools from our Grade 6 friends. They shared with us their experience while visiting Jimo, a rural school, and did an amazing job taking action, we are very proud of you! Grade 5 sang a […]

By Jessica Vargas | Concepts . Connection . Form . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Who we are
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Oct
02

Unit Celebration: Who We Are

What an amazing week! We had our unit celebration for our first unit of inquiry Who We Are. We started our week reflecting about the different elements that would be part of our community… We decided to divide our class in three teams to cover our plan to build our own community… Each team checked […]

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