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Feb
22

How the World Works

Welcome Back! What an amazing week back to school after our Chines New Year break! We started our week reconnecting with our learning buddies from Grade 2. Finding our partner who matched our postcards, we had the opportunity to start bonding with our new partners and share our experiences and activities we did over the […]

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Jan
13

Happy 2019!

We were happy to be back in school and share with each other about our winter holiday. We loved hearing about all the wonderful places and things everyone did.   In math we focused on using our knowledge of place value to add and subtract 10, 100, and 1,000. We worked on identifying which digit would […]

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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
02

Unit Celebration: Personal Histories Museum

We were very excited to prepare our Personal Histories Museum with our very own personal artifacts. We took some time to practice with each other before sharing with our parents. Thank you parents for your support and joining us for our unit celebration. We love having the opportunity to share our learning experiences from the […]

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Nov
25

Happy Thanksgiving!

One of the skills under our math strand operations and algebraic thinking is understanding even and odd numbers. We discussed that even numbers end with 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0, whereas odd numbers end with 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9. We enjoyed playing a game in which we rolled a die to come […]

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Nov
18

Artifacts!

  We continue to have fun in our literacy block. We love reading books together!  We continued this week sharing about our personal artifacts. We love hearing the stories behind the artifacts. We learned about Rock’s modern book, Angelina’s special piggy bank, Zoey’s pre-birth frame, Anna’s baby blanket, Avery’s Japanese books, Cheng Rui’s soldier artifact, […]

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Nov
12

Busy hands, active brains

With a few children absent last week, the days ran mostly quiet in Bamboo Cottage. New activities also kept the children engaged and focused. Art is a meaningful way for self expression. The youngest are starting to pay more attention to lines, colors and design, while the older ones can already express orally what they […]

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Nov
11

Artifacts…

  We started our week sharing about our personal artifacts. This week we heard about Steven’s stamp book, Rachel’s special necklace, Michael’s family book, and Eric’s souvenir. We look forward to hearing about more personal artifacts next week.  We unscrambled the second and third lines of inquiry. We discussed about how our personal artifacts tell […]

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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

Who We Are: Unit Celebration & Wellness Fair

We had a successful Unit Celebration (Who We Are: Healthy Choices) with our parents and hosted a school wide Wellness Fair in collaboration with our friends from Grades 4 and 5. We organized ourselves in five booths: yoga, mandalas, food pyramid, dental hygiene, and germs. Despite the busyness of it all, we truly enjoyed sharing […]

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