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It’s winter time

Winter has suddenly arrived to Qingdao. I guess because of that, the Christmas spirit has also invaded us. We have decorated our little Christmas tree (and class) and changed some of our art trays with holiday work like this DIY Christmas ball decoration, and Christmas lights cord. Our sensorial table has also changed to white […]

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Dec
09

Reflection time…

We started our week reflecting about our learning from our last unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time. Writing about what we learned,  and reflecting about the learner profile attributes we were able to display is a great way to help us understand how we can continue working on becoming the best […]

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Dec
02

Unit Celebration Where We Are In Place and Time

This week we closed our unit of inquiry Where We Are in Place and Time with a great celebration. We work hard to finish all the different pieces we included in our museum… In Math we were challenged to work with concepts that we will learn more in depth in grades 7 and 8! Understanding […]

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Nov
25

Happy Thanksgiving!

We love our class meetings! Now we take turns to be in charge of leading the meeting. Sharing our passions and teaching our friends things we love is helping us to get to know each other and build a stronger class community! We enjoyed learning from our Peony Cottage Reading Buddies about their unit celebration! […]

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Nov
18

Birthdays and more!

Our campus looks gorgeous with these yellowish colors. Fall is really amazing here in Qingdao. We walked around to admire and learn about leaves, colors and natural life cycles. We have been expanding our knowledge in areas such as language and geography as well as refining fine motor skills and increasing attention span. It is […]

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Nov
17

Human Migration @ QAIS

We had a great busy week! At the beginning of the week we started interviewing some members of our school community about their personal migration story. We prepared questions guided by our lines of inquiry, concepts and 3 important concepts related with human migration: risk, challenge and opportunity… Ms. Robin, our librarian gave us some […]

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Nov
04

Last week and a half…

  Where We Are in Place and Time is our current unit of inquiry. Having conversations with each other to share our ideas is a nice way to listen to everyones perspective… Having a meditation in Shavasana pose gave us a mindful experience! Ms. Tonya visited our class to share some ideas about how to […]

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Oct
30

Fall & Pumpkins

Last week we were reading a book called “The old lady who swallowed leaves” accompanied by a wonderful sensorial bin full of leaves, pumpkins, seeds and other seasonal nuts to explore through our touch and visual senses. Toddlers loved to put their hands into the box and play while learning vocabulary at the same time. […]

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Oct
21

Where We Are In Place and Time

After a wonderful Unit Celebration we took some time to reflect about our learning, review the common understanding of the Learner Profile and self-assess. We also shared insightful thoughts about our well-being.  Where We Are in Place and Time, is our second unit of inquiry. Ms. Robin, our librarian will be supporting our research skills! […]

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Oct
14

Unit Celebration and International Day!

  What an amazing week we had! We started getting ready for our Unit Celebration, finalizing  the last details for our Wellness Fair was a great way to start our week! Measurement was our Math strand for this first unit, learning about volume, capacity and conversions was interesting and fun! We love our Yoga class, […]

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