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Sep
30

Everyday should be Peace Day

Can peace truly be achieved? It is a dream worth dreaming? How can we make a difference? These are just a few questions that emerged from a quick brainstorming session in which students reacted to as they entered their classroom, and read the following on the board: Let’s Celebrate World Peace Day! Nothing makes me […]

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May
03

Collaborative home-building challenge

Collaborative home-building challenge with fifty wooden prisms in the Peony Cottage As part of our unit of inquiry into homes around the world, we focused one afternoon this week on the following team challenge… In teams of two or three, students were given 50 wooden prisms and invited to design different styles of homes. We spoke about the different features of the homes that […]

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Apr
21

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 4)

On day 4 of the Literacy Week 2016, QAIS learners had the chance to experience the library with their parents. This was an opportunity for students to share information about some of the sessions that have been held throughout the week. Since there was a mini book fair, students were able to tell their parents […]

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Apr
08

Poets are people who are passionately in love with language

      Rober Frost says that “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words,” and the QAIS community was a witness of this statement as PYP 2 parents joined the Poetry Reading unit celebration in a Coffee House style. Not only were parents part of the audience, […]

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Apr
08

Let’s Art About it

        As a culmination of their work on the transdisciplinary unit ‘How We Express Ourselves’ PYP 4 students    

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Apr
08

Romance of Three Kingdoms (三顾茅庐)

本单元的中文课上,我和学生们一起探讨了“什么是戏剧”以及“戏剧的基本形式”。同时,学生们利用四天的时间准备了课本剧《三顾茅庐》并在单元分享会上向老师、家长及其他同学进行表演。课前,学生们了解了大量有关三国时期的历史故事及人物特点,因此他们轻松地记住了文言台词并能够深入体会人物角色的特点以至于在课本剧表演中自然投入地扮演了各自的角色,赢得了家长和老师们的一致好评! For he transdisciplinary theme ‘How we express ourselves’, in Chinese mother tongue, PYP 4 students inquired into what is drama, and studied “different types of drama”. Fort he unit celebration, students prepared a piece drama named Romance of Three Kingdoms. During the preparation time, the students learnt lots of history stories happened in The […]

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Mar
28

The Power of Poetry

    Grade 2 students at QAIS are currently working on a unit poetry, whose central idea is: “Poetry is a unique and powerful form of expression.” Students will be combining their poetry writing skills, as well as the understandings in music class in order to consolidate the concept of patterns and rhythm, and to […]

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Mar
01

Arts, Science, Language and Fun

The grade 3 students have just completed their PYP unit focusing on the arts and how people use different forms of expression to convey their uniqueness as human beings.  During the unit of study the class went on a field trip to the Qingdao History Museum where they watched and learned about shadow plays.  The […]

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Feb
02

Shadow Puppets: Grade 3 Explores Expression

                       The third graders visited the Qingdao Museum to see a Shadow Play about the ancient folktale A Journey to the West. We learned about the story from Ms. Sarina through an interactive PowerPoint before we visited the museum. The students were able to watch […]

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Jan
14

Learning Through Art

Grade 3 Field Trip Central Idea:  Through the arts people use different forms of expression to convey their uniqueness as human beings In our current PYP unit the third graders are learning how people use different forms of expression to convey their uniqueness as human beings. The third graders visited the local school Smart Art […]

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