Grade 1

Sep
24

Sneak Peak at Magnolia Cottage

Time flies when you are learning and having fun! We just finished our first month in school! We love our community , every Friday in Magnolia Cottage we take some time during our morning meeting to appreciate our friends as part of our Thankful Friday! During the past 2 weeks we celebrated the life of […]

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Sep
03

Sunflower Cottage’s First Month!

We began our first few days of school discussing and sharing what important essential agreements we should agree to follow in order for our classroom to be a safe learning environment for everyone. We had fun working together to act out the essential agreements. These essential agreements are in our classroom as friendly reminders as […]

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Sep
03

Welcome to Magnolia Cottage / 欢迎来到木兰班 / Magnolia 반에 오신 것을 환영합니다!

We are very excited to start sharing our journey as a Montessori-PYP class where friends from years 1,2 and 3 will learn and grow together! We started building a community by creating our Essential Agreement to create a safe learning environment for all to learn! 我们非常激动地开始蒙氏–小学混合班级的全新旅程, 1、2、3年级的孩子将在这里一同学习和成长!  我们正在建立一个社区,希望通过制定协议书为所有人创造一个安全的学习环境!  1,2,3 학년의 친구들이 함께 배우고 성장할 수 있는 […]

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May
26

Books are magic

QAIS had the pleasure to host Australian author Ken Spillman. QAIS PYP students had the opportunity to hear a few stories read by their author. Likewise, they had the opportunity to ask and answer questions about books and imagination. Likewise, QAIS PYP students their passion for reading and also showcased their knowledge of literacy skills by asking about the […]

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May
25

QAIS Teachers bring stories to life

The QAIS community hosts a group of talented teachers! To support QAIS Literacy Week 2017, MYP/DP teachers and our very own principal took a few minutes to come to PYP and read to our PYP1, PYP2, and PYP3 students. Mr Dustman, Mr McCarthy, Mr Quist, and Mr North, are natural story tellers who are able […]

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May
25

QAIS Parents are Natural-born Storytellers

QAIS parents are natural-born storytellers, and they demonstrate it every time they  join QAIS literacy week. QAIS parents participate by reading stories in their mother tongue to our PYP students. Not only do QAIS PYP students get to hear and have contact with the several foreign languages that are spoken by members of our community, […]

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May
05

PYP Chinese Students Take Action

PYP 1’s fourth unit’s title is roles in based on the concept of “community”. In Chinese class, we talked about how to make our QAIS community more beautiful. So the students decided to make a free library and planted plants for the school as a group. 在第四个探究单元中,一年级的探究主题是社区中的角色。中文课上,孩子们为如何建设一个更美好的QAIS出谋划策:创建免费图书馆以及种植花草。 Text and images by Ms Hailey Chen.

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Feb
06

Happy New Year!

We came back from our winter break and jumped right back into literacy circles. We read together, summarized, asked questions about the reading, illustrated an important event & character in the story, looked up unfamiliar words, and shared with each other.  We really enjoyed playing the game Scoot in which we went from one chair […]

By Jessica Vargas | ATL in PYP . Grade 1
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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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Nov
14

Grade 1 Cleans The Beach

Grade 1 students successfully and enthusiastically accepted their “Mission Possible” on November 11th, by taking direct action and assuming responsibility to ensure a healthy and clean planet. After learning about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the thousands of pounds of trash that are dumped each year into the world’s oceans, students were determined to […]

By Jon Springer | Grade 1
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