Responsibility

Dec
09

Reflection time…

We started our week reflecting about our learning from our last unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time. Writing about what we learned,  and reflecting about the learner profile attributes we were able to display is a great way to help us understand how we can continue working on becoming the best […]

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Dec
02

Unit Celebration Where We Are In Place and Time

This week we closed our unit of inquiry Where We Are in Place and Time with a great celebration. We work hard to finish all the different pieces we included in our museum… In Math we were challenged to work with concepts that we will learn more in depth in grades 7 and 8! Understanding […]

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Nov
26

Thanksgiving Week

Last week was a week of success, there were many new additions to our routine to encourage independence and to reinforce responsibility. Children were open to the new activities and they happily committed to the tasks. Some of them baked the muffins to share with families on Friday, and others cut some apples for the […]

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Nov
25

Happy Thanksgiving!

We love our class meetings! Now we take turns to be in charge of leading the meeting. Sharing our passions and teaching our friends things we love is helping us to get to know each other and build a stronger class community! We enjoyed learning from our Peony Cottage Reading Buddies about their unit celebration! […]

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Nov
18

Birthdays and more!

Our campus looks gorgeous with these yellowish colors. Fall is really amazing here in Qingdao. We walked around to admire and learn about leaves, colors and natural life cycles. We have been expanding our knowledge in areas such as language and geography as well as refining fine motor skills and increasing attention span. It is […]

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Nov
17

Human Migration @ QAIS

We had a great busy week! At the beginning of the week we started interviewing some members of our school community about their personal migration story. We prepared questions guided by our lines of inquiry, concepts and 3 important concepts related with human migration: risk, challenge and opportunity… Ms. Robin, our librarian gave us some […]

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Nov
12

Busy hands, active brains

With a few children absent last week, the days ran mostly quiet in Bamboo Cottage. New activities also kept the children engaged and focused. Art is a meaningful way for self expression. The youngest are starting to pay more attention to lines, colors and design, while the older ones can already express orally what they […]

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Nov
04

Last week and a half…

  Where We Are in Place and Time is our current unit of inquiry. Having conversations with each other to share our ideas is a nice way to listen to everyones perspective… Having a meditation in Shavasana pose gave us a mindful experience! Ms. Tonya visited our class to share some ideas about how to […]

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Oct
30

Fall & Pumpkins

Last week we were reading a book called “The old lady who swallowed leaves” accompanied by a wonderful sensorial bin full of leaves, pumpkins, seeds and other seasonal nuts to explore through our touch and visual senses. Toddlers loved to put their hands into the box and play while learning vocabulary at the same time. […]

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Oct
21

Where We Are In Place and Time

After a wonderful Unit Celebration we took some time to reflect about our learning, review the common understanding of the Learner Profile and self-assess. We also shared insightful thoughts about our well-being.  Where We Are in Place and Time, is our second unit of inquiry. Ms. Robin, our librarian will be supporting our research skills! […]

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