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Oct
15

Learning to listen. Learning to live together.

What busy weeks we have had! So many things have happened. Children came back from their holidays with lots of stories to tell (whether they are true or not it seems they had so much fun). We hope you all had fun together. Our group is becoming a small family, our students are already working […]

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Sep
24

Peace starts from within us

During the past two weeks we have been very busy at Bamboo Cottage. The new students are showing curiosity about the environment and materials. They are progressively embracing common rules and our daily routine. Sometimes they still show hesitation to follow the group but they are becoming more open minded. We are lucky to have these […]

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Sep
22

International Peace Day!

We had quite an eventful short school week. We kicked off our week learning about Mexican Independence Day celebrated in Mexico on September 16th. We made connections about what the colors on a flag represent and realized that people of every country are hopeful for a peaceful future. We shared our ideas about what freedom […]

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Sep
02

New beginnings for Bamboo Cottage

The new academic year has officially started. QAIS welcomed returning and new students and all the corridors and classes are alive again. Laughs, backpacks, color, coming and going of teachers and students…  Bamboo Cottage starts the school year receiving three returning students who are delighting the teachers with their impressive developmental progress over the summer. […]

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Jun
22

Happy Summer Holidays!

We are celebrating the closure of a year of success, personal growth, and friendship!!! The last weeks have gone so fast and we already ended this school year! Unbelievable! Children have been shining with their own light, showing the best of themselves. Responsibility, patience, caring, happiness, joy, and a passion for what they do. There is […]

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Jun
21

Thank you!

What an amazing way to close our last 9 days of school! After our 5th Unit Celebration, Sharing the Planet, we took some time to reflect about our learning… Then we prepared the last unit celebration of our year long ongoing unit of inquiry How We Express Ourselves: Poetry. Our 6th unit celebration was presented […]

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Jun
02

Unit Celebration for Sharing the Planet!

As we wrapped up our unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet, we took some time to record in our pictionary the academic language that guided our inquiry: interdependence, survive, adapt, ecosystem, flora, fauna, and human interaction. Eric (Sunflower) explained beautifully to the class what interdependence meant by using the example of a tree providing fruit […]

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May
20

Family Fun Day!

We are continuously growing as readers and now we are reading chapter books during our literacy block. We work together in differentiated tasks to help each of us continue to grow! As we continue to research our ecosystems, flora, and fauna we are learning very interesting facts and how to write it in our own […]

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May
18

Fun under the sun

For the past three weeks, our toddlers have explored so much about the world. First week of May, our lovely Qingdao turned pink with all those beautiful cherry blossoms. The weather also started to get warmer and we didn’t hesitate to walk around the campus with a basket in hand and improvise a cherry blossom collection. […]

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May
03

Taking action!

Our literacy circle book this week was, The Talent Contest, in connection with our upcoming QAIS Got Talent Show for our Family Fun Day. Besides continuing to work on our reading and writing skills it has helped us to ease our nervousness about auditioning for the talent show. For this new unit of inquiry, Sharing the […]

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