Responsibility

Apr
26

Every day is Earth Day!

At QAIS we care! PYP2 and PYP3 joined forces on Earth’s Day and decided to spend part of the day learning outdoors while taking action and collaborate to clean part of our beloved ShiLaoRen Beach.

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Feb
16

PYP 5 Gets a Look at Renewable Energy

(Text by Ms Trisha H) PYP 5 students had the opportunity to see how China is taking the lead on renewable energy investment and development as an extension to their classroom investigation of how energy may be converted, transformed and used to support progress.  This is all a part of their unit of inquiry into How […]

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Nov
24

QAIS Trade Day

Inspired from a story read in class, as related to our Sharing the Planet Unit of Inquiry, the idea to create a Trade Day was initiated by the students in grade 1. Creating a Trade Day event was identified as one solution that we could put into action in order to reduce our consumption, to reuse what we already have and to reduce the amount of trash that […]

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Oct
02

Unit Celebration: Who We Are

What an amazing week! We had our unit celebration for our first unit of inquiry Who We Are. We started our week reflecting about the different elements that would be part of our community… We decided to divide our class in three teams to cover our plan to build our own community… Each team checked […]

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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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Sep
26

Peace Day!

      Awesome week Grade 3! We love working with our Literacy Circles, exploring the different ways to analyze a book is a fantastic way to work on our Reading skills! Our word bank is growing along with our vocabulary and spelling skills, we love adding words to help our class! This week we […]

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Sep
18

Happy Moon Festival!!!

Another great week at QAIS! We started our week learning the different roles of the Literacy Circles! And we explored new reading tools, we love our reading phones!!! This week we had a very important celebration here in China, The Moon Festival. We had the opportunity to be story tellers and share some of our […]

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Sep
11

Week 3 in Grade 3!

What a week! We love to start our day with the Brain declaration that helps us to get our minds ready for an awesome day! Building community is a priority in our class, having “Complement Day” is a great way to learn to appreciate everyone in our class! This week we had our library orientation, […]

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Aug
25

Who we are…. in Memes

PYP3 students are currently unpacking the following central idea: Building communities involves understanding our rights and accepting our responsibilities. They have decided to take a fun and creative approach to define how rights and responsibilities are connected. Look at the amazing collection of Memes they have created!      

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Feb
02

Class Buddies: Grade 5 Read to Early Childhood

On Friday, Jan 29th, Grade 5 students joined their buddies in the Lotus Cottage to share the gift of great books! Each Grade 5 student brought a stack of favorite books, and read them with a small group of 3- to 6-year old friends. This activity was part of our class buddies program, which brings […]

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