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Jan
13

Architecture at Shilaoren Beach

In the week before the holiday, Grades 5 and 6 trooped down the hill to Shilaoren Beach for a morning exploring architectural challenges using silicon dioxide and dihydrogen monoxide as their primary materials… which is to say, they were castles and tunnels using sand, water, and other things that they found on the beach! In […]

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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
23

Green Energy

Last Friday, Grades 5 and 6 took a field trip to visit Huasheng Green Energy in Jimo (a sub-city of Qingdao), as part of their IB Primary Years Programme unit on How the World Works. Their Central Idea is that “Energy is used to support life, but its use comes at a cost,” and they took […]

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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
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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