Causation

May
04

Early Years goes to the MYP / DP Science Lab

Students in the Peony Cottage experienced an afternoon in the Science Lab! Peony Teacher Mrs. Jackie Oussoren worked with MYP/DP Science Teacher Mrs. Canan Çermen to introduce solids, liquids, and gases to the rapt 4- and 5-year olds. These budding scientists shared their questions and insights, and connected the demonstration with materials and processes that […]

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Nov
23

Green Energy

Last Friday, Grades 5 and 6 took a field trip to visit Huasheng Green Energy in Jimo (a sub-city of Qingdao), as part of their IB Primary Years Programme unit on How the World Works. Their Central Idea is that “Energy is used to support life, but its use comes at a cost,” and they took […]

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Oct
13

The Better to Inform you with

‘Oh! Grandmother,’ she said, ‘what big ears you have!’ ‘All the better to hear you with, my child,’ was the reply. ‘But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!’ she said. ‘All the better to see you with, my dear.’ ‘But, grandmother, what large hands you have!’ ‘All the better to hug you with.’ — Little […]

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Sep
20

Grade 4 – Week 4

Week of 4 of Grade 4’s unit of inquiry on Rights and Responsibilities is a further engagement on how rights and responsibilities are connected and the factors that affect them.

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Sep
15

A Classroom’s Universal Language

How many times have you heard the expression ‘music is a universal language’? As a music lover and multilingual individual, I cannot agree more. Yet, besides being a music lover, I also love to move to its rhythm and, therefore, understand that when dancing, one needs to cope with a partner, coordinate moves, feel the […]

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Sep
15

Many Worlds are Born Today

My best ideas come to me while cooking. Quite interestingly, considering the unstable weather in classrooms that result from brainstorms and other phenomena, I do not doubt that universes can be born at school. For the last two weeks, the Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) family has been involved in intense professional development to support our mission […]

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