ATL in PYP

Feb
04

Simple Machines简易机械

After enjoying the movie of Ferdinand, we became book & movie critics. We began by doing a compare and contrast with a Venn diagram to identify the similarities and differences. Then we each shared our opinion about which one we preferred and why. 看完了《公牛历险记》的电影之后,我们都变成了电影和小说的评论家。我们先是用维恩图解对小说和电影的相似之处和不同之处,进行对比和比较。然后再一起讨论,我们更喜欢小说还是电影,以及为什么喜欢。 We unscrambled our third line of inquiry: Inventions and innovations that […]

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Jan
31

This end is just the beginning

When they started the unit six weeks ago students wondered if everything cool was already discovered. Students in grade four rounded out their unit study of exploration with a grand unit celebration today. With many of their teachers, grandparents and parents in attendance, students presented their learning in our new second-floor conference room. Each student in Mr. […]

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Jan
29

A QAIS jazz session with musician and composer Michael Zsoldos与音乐作曲家Michael Zsoldos的QAIS爵士盛会

At QAIS we talk about language a lot. As a multi-lingual community, we are all constantly working to communicate, deepen understanding and make connections with each other. It came to my attention this week that our students have another significant “language” connection to each other and to the world; the language of music. This should […]

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Jan
22

Grade 4 and All That Jazz

What do jazz, found objects, Mt. Everest, e.e. cummings, the novel “Wonder”, and Skype have to do with each other? Turns out, quite a lot when you are in Mr. Bacon’s 4th grade class at QAIS!   Grade 4 students are currently engaged in a PYP unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme “Where we are in place and time.” In this unit, […]

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Jan
13

New beginnings!

We are very excited for new beginnings in our beautiful new campus and classroom! We began our week by writing and illustrating our favorite holiday moment. We were very interested in sharing with one another about all the fun things we all did. One of the five essential elements of our IB curriculum are the […]

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Dec
02

Magnolia and Sunflower Cottages’ Unit Celebration. | 木兰班和向日葵班的单元庆祝活动

We began our week by wrapping up our unit of inquiry ‘How the World Works’, and preparing for our first unit celebration. We worked together to organize our classroom so that our parents could enjoy and appreciate all our hard work.      本周工作,我们以总结我们探究单元“世界是如何运转的”开始,并且开始着手准备第一期的单元庆祝活动。老师和学生们一起布置教室,我们的家长也积极参与乐在其中并对于我们的辛勤工作给予了肯定。   One of our summative projects was to design, create, and […]

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Nov
27

Meet Our Young Authors |走近我们的小作家们

Students in grade 4 studied the unit of Conflict Resolution this term. The class was involved in an in-depth exploration to what makes bias become prejudice and why conflict arises between people. Students studied different roles that they could play inside of a conflict and how they could be problem solvers when conflict happens. As […]

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Nov
12

PYP Magnolia and Sunflower Cottages

Welcome to our new Magnolia and Sunflower PYP space. We began our week by being reflective of our learning and shared ideas for our Essential Agreement so that we may all have a safe and fun learning environment. 欢迎来到我们小学部新的班级木兰班和向日葵班。我们以反思我们的学习和分享我们对校规协议的看法开始新的一周,以此获得一个安全、有趣的学习环境。   We are excited about working towards becoming readers, writers, and illustrators. Our teachers Ms. Cecilia […]

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Sep
24

Sneak Peak at Magnolia Cottage

Time flies when you are learning and having fun! We just finished our first month in school! We love our community , every Friday in Magnolia Cottage we take some time during our morning meeting to appreciate our friends as part of our Thankful Friday! During the past 2 weeks we celebrated the life of […]

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Sep
03

Sunflower Cottage’s First Month!

We began our first few days of school discussing and sharing what important essential agreements we should agree to follow in order for our classroom to be a safe learning environment for everyone. We had fun working together to act out the essential agreements. These essential agreements are in our classroom as friendly reminders as […]

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