Archives for September, 2018

Sep
24

Peace starts from within us

During the past two weeks we have been very busy at Bamboo Cottage. The new students are showing curiosity about the environment and materials. They are progressively embracing common rules and our daily routine. Sometimes they still show hesitation to follow the group but they are becoming more open minded. We are lucky to have these […]

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Sep
22

International Peace Day!

We had quite an eventful short school week. We kicked off our week learning about Mexican Independence Day celebrated in Mexico on September 16th. We made connections about what the colors on a flag represent and realized that people of every country are hopeful for a peaceful future. We shared our ideas about what freedom […]

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Sep
17

Celebrate Peace!

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” -Confucius Welcome to our eventful week! We started our week  analyzing the lyrics of our theme song for the unit “Never going to let you down” by Colbie Caillat… using a couple of phrases as our mantra […]

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Sep
16

Healthy Choices

We kicked off our week with one of the Great Montessori Stories, The Story of the Universe, narrated by our Montessori Coordinator, Ms. Jamie Sloan. Our friends from Grade 9 helped to bring the story to life with their interpretation. Thank you, we were intrigued and enjoyed the experience.  We then went back to our […]

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Sep
12

Well-being

Welcome to our third week of school! Our theme for this year is We Must Be Heroes! What are the character traits of a hero? What are my own character traits?Describing ourselves as heroes is helping us to have a better perspective about ourselves as well as helping us in our writing skills! Our Transdisciplinary […]

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Sep
10

Passion for learning

This past week we welcomed two new students who are adapting progressively to their new environment and routine. A few tears during these days and lots of guidance for our new students to support their learning of the ground rules and a few more things which will help them become more independent.  Our returning students […]

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Sep
09

Who We Are: Choices & Well-Being

We always start our day with our class meeting. On Mondays, we share one fun moment we had over the weekend while on Fridays we give each other a compliment; however, every day we sing together. We are currently practicing the song “Living in the Moment” by Jason Mraz. An essential component of learning is collaboration […]

By Jessica Vargas | Grade 2 . Who we are
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Sep
04

Who We Are

We had an amazing second week in Grade 5! We started with a provocation about our future… How much will we change in a year? We then decided to write a letter to our future selves, a letter that we won’t read until the end of the school year, a letter that we will keep […]

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Sep
02

New beginnings in Azalea!

We are so excited in Grade 2-Azalea classroom to begin a new learning journey together. We were very happy to hear great stories of our eventful and fun summer activities, reconnect with each other, and welcome new friends.  We started off our first week of school getting to know each other and working together to […]

By Jessica Vargas | Grade 2 . Uncategorized
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Sep
02

New beginnings for Bamboo Cottage

The new academic year has officially started. QAIS welcomed returning and new students and all the corridors and classes are alive again. Laughs, backpacks, color, coming and going of teachers and students…  Bamboo Cottage starts the school year receiving three returning students who are delighting the teachers with their impressive developmental progress over the summer. […]

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