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Sep
12

Well-being

Welcome to our third week of school! Our theme for this year is We Must Be Heroes! What are the character traits of a hero? What are my own character traits?Describing ourselves as heroes is helping us to have a better perspective about ourselves as well as helping us in our writing skills! Our Transdisciplinary […]

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Sep
04

Who We Are

We had an amazing second week in Grade 5! We started with a provocation about our future… How much will we change in a year? We then decided to write a letter to our future selves, a letter that we won’t read until the end of the school year, a letter that we will keep […]

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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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Sep
02

Journey into Grade 5!

Welcome to Grade 5! We are very excited about new beginnings! Having the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and welcome new friends is a fantastic way to start our new journey full of infinite possibilities and creative potential throughout our transdisciplinary themes… join us in this learning adventure that will guides us to discover […]

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Apr
08

Grades 1 & 2 Unit Celebration!

Our central idea and lines of inquiry for our unit, How We Organize Ourselves…  我们本单元的中心思想和探究线索:我们如何管理自己… After unpacking our central idea and lines of inquiry, discussing and breaking down in various ways all the academic language we put the finishing touches to our combined summative project.  分析了本单元中心思想和探究线索后,我们以各种方式讨论和分解所有的学术语言,为我们的共同总结项目做了最后的润色。 March 14th, Pi day, is celebrated all around the […]

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Apr
04

Language, self confidence, relationships and fun!

Many things have happened during the past three weeks. Toddlers are busy discovering new materials, enjoying new activities and putting to practice new skills while improving others such as communication skills. These children are really talkative. They are creating such sweet and hilarious conversations. They are able to retell a true story, share emotions, have conversations between them, […]

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Apr
01

Last two weeks…

We have been enjoying working on our literacy circles with a partner. We are able to discuss our role each day and share ideas. Sharing aloud has helped us with our oral language skills. After discussing and sharing our ideas about the lines of inquiry we record it in our UOI notebooks, where we keep […]

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Mar
18

Field Trip to Road Transport Museum | 校外考察之道路交通博物馆

Thank you Steven for sharing your book about different types of boats, which is connected to our current unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves: Transportation Systems.     感谢Steven跟我们分享了他在阅读时了解到的各种各样的船,这也恰恰与我们正在学习的探究单元息息相关,即我们是如何使生活变得系统化:交通系统。 In preparation for our field trip to the Road Transport Museum we made predictions in our UOI notebooks about what we thought we would find. […]

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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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Mar
10

Transportation systems…

We started another great week with our Literacy block. Learning new ways to work with words helps us to increase our vocabulary. Also our Literacy Circles are helping us to develop reading and writing skills and respond to literacy! We love to make connections and this week Steven shared with us his passion for Titanic […]

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