Archives for May, 2018

May
30

The Magic of a Multi-age Classroom | 混龄班级的魔法

It’s difficult to believe that we are coming towards the end of another term and the academic school year. As it gets hotter and hotter, it would be true to say that the last few weeks of May are not the best to expect long attention spans in the classroom. The children’s bodies usually grow […]

By Ruby Kalsi | Early Childhood . Montessori
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May
27

Building the summative…

We began our week with Ms. Patricia & Ms. LiYan presenting the Creation Story. We all really enjoyed the narrative and the experiments presented to help us see it in a different perspective. We are continuing to grow as readers and writers in our Literacy Circles and some of our friends are now choosing their […]

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May
20

Family Fun Day!

We are continuously growing as readers and now we are reading chapter books during our literacy block. We work together in differentiated tasks to help each of us continue to grow! As we continue to research our ecosystems, flora, and fauna we are learning very interesting facts and how to write it in our own […]

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May
18

The Work of The Child | 孩子的作品

Maria Montessori is often quoted as recognizing that “play is the work of the child.”   If we let the children play to their hearts’ desires, we will then be able to witness all the possibilities held within this basket. 我们经常引用玛利亚蒙特梭利的话“玩耍就是孩子的工作”。 “如果让孩子们去玩他们发自内心喜欢的活动,我们就能看到这个过程中所有的可能性。”     And what a privilege it has been to see firsthand some of these […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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May
18

Fun under the sun

For the past three weeks, our toddlers have explored so much about the world. First week of May, our lovely Qingdao turned pink with all those beautiful cherry blossoms. The weather also started to get warmer and we didn’t hesitate to walk around the campus with a basket in hand and improvise a cherry blossom collection. […]

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May
14

Happy Mother’s Day!

As we grow as writers, we are also learning how to become more independent. We created a check list for our narrative writing pieces. This will help us reflect on our writing and work towards making it better each time. We are so excited for the collaborative work of our unit Sharing the Planet. We […]

By Cecilia Flores | Uncategorized
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May
03

Taking action!

Our literacy circle book this week was, The Talent Contest, in connection with our upcoming QAIS Got Talent Show for our Family Fun Day. Besides continuing to work on our reading and writing skills it has helped us to ease our nervousness about auditioning for the talent show. For this new unit of inquiry, Sharing the […]

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May
01

April Discoveries.

Art is an important area of work in our class. Children have opportunities to develop eye hand coordination, and sensorial through color and texture exploration and most important: art incentives creativity. The world is constantly changing and we all need to have the skills to adapt ourselves to it. Creativity is the tool, it creates individuals with independent […]

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May
01

A Peek into Peony Cottage |遇见牡丹班

“Growth and Development depend upon the continued narrowing of the relationships between a child and his environment”. ~Dr. Maria Montessori. “儿童的成长和发展取决于儿童与环境之间的日益紧密关系。”                                                                     […]

By Ruby Kalsi | Early Childhood . Montessori
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