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Nov
06

Road Transport Museum!

We began our week by dressing up in our favorite costumes for our Autumn Festivals Carousel. We really enjoyed learning about Diwali (India) with Mr. Skinner and guest, Día de los Muertos (México) with Ms. Cecilia and Ms. Jessica, baking delicious Halloween (North America) cookies with Mr. O and Ms. Jackie, and learning dance moves with […]

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Oct
30

How We Organize Ourselves…Transportation Systems! 

In Grade 2 we have started our new Unit of Inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves, in which we will focus on Transportation Systems. We began our week by organizing our Portfolios and our Literacy Circle folders after completing our first Unit of Inquiry, Who We Are.  We began our new unit by working together in […]

By Jessica Vargas | Causation . Change . Form . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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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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Jan
13

Food ‘Matter’!

      In order to witness another example of matter in the real world, PYP 4 took a field trip to Casanova, an Italian restaurant in High Sense Mall. Chef  Yoiri, a native of Cuba, engaged students in a couple of processes that exemplified how matter changes in the process of making food. Students […]

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Dec
16

PYP 4 has a Special Guest: MYP Science teacher

PYP 4 students are conducting an exploration into the natural world and its laws, as they work on the transdisciplinary unit How the world woks. In order to diversify their experience and to expose them to the expertise of other teaches at QAIS, Ms. Canan Cermen, MYP and DP Science teacher, has visited the PYP 4 […]

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Nov
16

Technology: A tool of our modern civilization

As PYP 3 students commence the path towards their summative assessment, Ms. Szyman invited me to have a brief tech integration session with students in which they would learn about  book creator, an App that they will use to organize the findings of their research, and to create a book about the civilization of their choice. Not […]

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Sep
21

Significant Events in Qingdao’s History

Grade 5 and 6 students have been exploring various significant events as part of their investigation into Where We Are in Place in Time. Students have shared significant events from their own lives and done research on events that go beyond their experiences to encompass local, national and international events. The underlying lines of inquiry […]

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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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