Author: Helena Arranz

Jun
13

Let’s be expressive – Arts week

Last week QAIS hosted the Art Exhibition and we walked around to see and enjoy the art pieces that covered the walls of the school. Children were impressed with all of them, monster-shaped masks, portraits of EC friends expressing emotions on a canvas, a giant sea world mural, a big mock-up representing the book “We’re […]

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Jun
05

Better together

With only three more weeks to go, our toddlers continue showing interest for learning each day. Arrivals are the greatest moment, when their enthusiasm for school is visible in their smile and the fun stories they are eager to share.  It is very interesting to observe their initiative and enjoyment doing household chores. Cooking or […]

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May
13

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the moms, we hope you enjoyed your special Sunday in the company of your beloved children. They happily created a poster for you last week, with milk and a few drops of food coloring. The children first dyed watercolor paper and next stamped a message. Messy, but most definitely fun! The latest materials […]

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Apr
28

Earth week and Mindfulness

Last week we celebrated Earth Day by planting seeds. Children are curious about what is going to happen after seeing the roots appear a few days later. The bright sun and clean air two weeks ago let us finally enjoy outdoor time. Walks around campus are also possible now. Running and crawling on the grass, […]

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Apr
05

Enriching experiences in Bamboo Cottage.

Ready for a break? Our students definitely need a well deserved pause since they have been working hard for the past months. Do you want to see? We kicked off the past week celebrating Yi’s birthday! She turned 3 and we gathered together with her family to sing her our well practiced song in three […]

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Mar
25

Leprechauns and gold!

St. Patrick day was celebrated across the world on March 17th, so we had a greenish theme last week. Leprechauns and lucky clovers everywhere, as you can see! If you hear your child talking about O’DonPa, that is our Leprechaun friend who is very naughty and likes to play hide and seek around the class. […]

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Mar
01

We are back

It has  been a while since we last posted here. We have been working on re-establinging our classroom routine after another quite long break. Happy Pig Year by the way! Here are a few pictures of the performance from last January. It was such a fun morning! We have been adding a few new activities […]

By Helena Arranz | Montessori . Toddler . Uncategorized
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Jan
28

The Earth goes around the Sun…

It has been quite the two weeks! Teachers and students have been missing school, but we have tried to maintain the routine as much as possible. For this reason I want to first, thank my team Suzy and Jessica, for their great work despite all adversity and my absence. Such talented teachers!           Our beloved friends […]

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Jan
14

Happy 2019!

Happy new year everyone. Hoping that you had a great time over the break, we are excited to be back and resume our routine. Children returned as happy as can be looking around for new activities. Since time flies by, we’ve already set up a few activities related with the Chinese New Year. The legend […]

By Helena Arranz | Language Acquisition . Montessori . Toddler
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Dec
21

Merry Christmas

Hard to believe four months of school have already passed by. Our last two weeks of the year have gone fast and so many things have happened. Snowflakes falling through the air, in my face, in my hair… (the last song we learned). Snow surprised us early last week and turned our day into a […]

By Helena Arranz | Change . Montessori . Reflection . Responsibility . Toddler
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