Causation

Oct
30

PYP3: How the World Works

What an awesome week in Grade 3! We started our week exploring and learning about fact families in Math! And using force and motion to play with a triangular dice as we were practicing fact families… During this week we also identified and chose the attitudes we will work on in order to become caring, […]

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Oct
02

Unit Celebration: Who We Are

What an amazing week! We had our unit celebration for our first unit of inquiry Who We Are. We started our week reflecting about the different elements that would be part of our community… We decided to divide our class in three teams to cover our plan to build our own community… Each team checked […]

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Sep
26

Peace Day!

      Awesome week Grade 3! We love working with our Literacy Circles, exploring the different ways to analyze a book is a fantastic way to work on our Reading skills! Our word bank is growing along with our vocabulary and spelling skills, we love adding words to help our class! This week we […]

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Sep
18

Happy Moon Festival!!!

Another great week at QAIS! We started our week learning the different roles of the Literacy Circles! And we explored new reading tools, we love our reading phones!!! This week we had a very important celebration here in China, The Moon Festival. We had the opportunity to be story tellers and share some of our […]

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Sep
11

Week 3 in Grade 3!

What a week! We love to start our day with the Brain declaration that helps us to get our minds ready for an awesome day! Building community is a priority in our class, having “Complement Day” is a great way to learn to appreciate everyone in our class! This week we had our library orientation, […]

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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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