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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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May
01

April Discoveries.

Art is an important area of work in our class. Children have opportunities to develop eye hand coordination, and sensorial through color and texture exploration and most important: art incentives creativity. The world is constantly changing and we all need to have the skills to adapt ourselves to it. Creativity is the tool, it creates individuals with independent […]

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Apr
30

Sharing the Planet!

We kicked off our new unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet, by celebrating Earth Day. We brought in old t-shirts and transformed them into beautiful and reusable shopping bags…all we used were a pair of scissors and our creativity! We have all taken action and started doing our part in helping our Earth by reducing […]

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Mar
12

Building friendship

Here we go again! Few weeks have passed already since the last post, but here is more about the little ones of our school. Children continue mastering skills with activities that they already know. They are also showing curiosity for the new materials presented. Activities such as transferring water with a pipette, sponges or small pitchers are excellent to develop eye-hand coordination, precision of their grasping, first notions of math such as quantity, and concentration. These types of activities are self-corrected which means the child can see his/her mistakes and try to improve. These water […]

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Feb
09

Bamboo Cottage is expanding!!!

We are happy to announce that we have four new faces in the Toddler class. During the past few weeks we have been busy welcoming and helping our new children settle in our learning environment. They have been adapting to the new environment and the routine at their own pace, and have been going through […]

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Jan
29

A QAIS jazz session with musician and composer Michael Zsoldos与音乐作曲家Michael Zsoldos的QAIS爵士盛会

At QAIS we talk about language a lot. As a multi-lingual community, we are all constantly working to communicate, deepen understanding and make connections with each other. It came to my attention this week that our students have another significant “language” connection to each other and to the world; the language of music. This should […]

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Apr
20

Grade 2 Poetry Slam!

We began our unit on poetry by putting together our central idea and lines of inquiry in small groups and then discussing as a whole class what we understood and the questions we had. We then decided to create our Book of Poems so that we could organize poems we would read and study throughout […]

By Jessica Vargas | Connection . Form . Grade 2 . How we express ourselves
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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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Oct
25

Who We Are…Unit Celebration!

We were very excited to work on our summative project for our first unit of inquiry, Who We Are, which was all about celebrations. We really enjoyed organizing our personal pictures about celebrations that are important to us. We wrote about how we celebrate them and why. We then took some to share with each […]

By Jessica Vargas | Chinese . Connection . Form . Grade 2 . Reflection . Who we are
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Oct
02

Happy Chongyang Festival!

  We had a wonderful week filled with sharing! At our PYP sharing assembly we learned about urban and rural schools from our Grade 6 friends. They shared with us their experience while visiting Jimo, a rural school, and did an amazing job taking action, we are very proud of you! Grade 5 sang a […]

By Jessica Vargas | Concepts . Connection . Form . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Who we are
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