Concepts

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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Sep
03

Welcome to Magnolia Cottage / 欢迎来到木兰班 / Magnolia 반에 오신 것을 환영합니다!

We are very excited to start sharing our journey as a Montessori-PYP class where friends from years 1,2 and 3 will learn and grow together! We started building a community by creating our Essential Agreement to create a safe learning environment for all to learn! 我们非常激动地开始蒙氏–小学混合班级的全新旅程, 1、2、3年级的孩子将在这里一同学习和成长!  我们正在建立一个社区,希望通过制定协议书为所有人创造一个安全的学习环境!  1,2,3 학년의 친구들이 함께 배우고 성장할 수 있는 […]

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May
26

Books are magic

QAIS had the pleasure to host Australian author Ken Spillman. QAIS PYP students had the opportunity to hear a few stories read by their author. Likewise, they had the opportunity to ask and answer questions about books and imagination. Likewise, QAIS PYP students their passion for reading and also showcased their knowledge of literacy skills by asking about the […]

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May
25

Authors and the attributes of the IB LP

Two great Canadians,  Ellen Uhlig Rumsey (author) and Debra Toutloff (illustrator) FaceTimed with PYP4,5,6 students. This interaction focused on discussing Uhlig and Touloff’s first collaboration”Finders Keepers”. Besides sharing with students how the ideas for the book emerged, and some important details about their creative process, Ellen and Debra took the time to answer questions our PYP students […]

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May
05

PYP 2 Chinese Language Acquisition students write poetry

二年级“诗歌” 本单元,结合二年级的POI主题——“诗歌”,我们教给孩子们中文诗歌,让孩子体会中文诗歌之美,孩子们也试着自己创作诗歌,并且在二年级邀请PYP全体同学参加的诗歌展示会上,向同学和家长们朗读我们所学诗歌,赢得大家的掌声和鼓励。 In this unit , Chinese Language Acquisition’s content was integrated with PYP 2 ‘s POI on Poetry. Students have learnt Chinese poetry, and also tried to write their own Chinese poetry by themselves. Students showed the Chinese poetry on their final Poetry Slam.   Text and images by Ms. Steffani Lu.  

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May
05

PYP Chinese Students Take Action

PYP 1’s fourth unit’s title is roles in based on the concept of “community”. In Chinese class, we talked about how to make our QAIS community more beautiful. So the students decided to make a free library and planted plants for the school as a group. 在第四个探究单元中,一年级的探究主题是社区中的角色。中文课上,孩子们为如何建设一个更美好的QAIS出谋划策:创建免费图书馆以及种植花草。 Text and images by Ms Hailey Chen.

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May
02

Artist visits Grade 4

Zhangtinglin is a sculptor and painter of traditional Chinese painting. He is based in Qingdao. He visited the Grade 4 class on 28 April 2017 in connection to the Grade 4 unit on “Art Talks”. This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves. The central idea for this unit is “Throughout history, people have […]

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Apr
26

Every day is Earth Day!

At QAIS we care! PYP2 and PYP3 joined forces on Earth’s Day and decided to spend part of the day learning outdoors while taking action and collaborate to clean part of our beloved ShiLaoRen Beach.

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Apr
20

Grade 2 Poetry Slam!

We began our unit on poetry by putting together our central idea and lines of inquiry in small groups and then discussing as a whole class what we understood and the questions we had. We then decided to create our Book of Poems so that we could organize poems we would read and study throughout […]

By Jessica Vargas | Connection . Form . Grade 2 . How we express ourselves
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