Reflection

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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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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Exploring Civilizations in Grade 3

The third grade class has been studying how past civilizations can be used to make connections to present day societies.  The class  field trip to the Qingdao Municipal Museum, students explored the museum by completing a scavenger hunt.  The students observed artifacts throughout Qingdao’s history and were able to see and make connections to their […]

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Sep
30

Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands?

For a learning community such as QAIS, embracing International Mindedness and Understanding is not an added value to the institution QAIS is, but a defining life style trait of ours. Each day, we, students, teachers and staff,  welcome one another with different sounds  and gestures that carry different meaning but aim at demonstrating one thing: […]

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Sep
23

Parents are also Language Learners and Teachers

As a polyglot, it gives me great pleasure when I see students constructing meaning in a new language – especially if it’s the language I teach, and through which I learn with them. Nonetheless, when I see parents becoming engaged in this process and developing interest in the evolution their children are experiencing is when […]

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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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