Grade 1

May
20

Family Fun Day!

We are continuously growing as readers and now we are reading chapter books during our literacy block. We work together in differentiated tasks to help each of us continue to grow! As we continue to research our ecosystems, flora, and fauna we are learning very interesting facts and how to write it in our own […]

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May
03

Taking action!

Our literacy circle book this week was, The Talent Contest, in connection with our upcoming QAIS Got Talent Show for our Family Fun Day. Besides continuing to work on our reading and writing skills it has helped us to ease our nervousness about auditioning for the talent show. For this new unit of inquiry, Sharing the […]

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Apr
30

Sharing the Planet!

We kicked off our new unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet, by celebrating Earth Day. We brought in old t-shirts and transformed them into beautiful and reusable shopping bags…all we used were a pair of scissors and our creativity! We have all taken action and started doing our part in helping our Earth by reducing […]

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Apr
08

Grades 1 & 2 Unit Celebration!

Our central idea and lines of inquiry for our unit, How We Organize Ourselves…  我们本单元的中心思想和探究线索:我们如何管理自己… After unpacking our central idea and lines of inquiry, discussing and breaking down in various ways all the academic language we put the finishing touches to our combined summative project.  分析了本单元中心思想和探究线索后,我们以各种方式讨论和分解所有的学术语言,为我们的共同总结项目做了最后的润色。 March 14th, Pi day, is celebrated all around the […]

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Apr
01

Last two weeks…

We have been enjoying working on our literacy circles with a partner. We are able to discuss our role each day and share ideas. Sharing aloud has helped us with our oral language skills. After discussing and sharing our ideas about the lines of inquiry we record it in our UOI notebooks, where we keep […]

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Mar
18

Field Trip to Road Transport Museum | 校外考察之道路交通博物馆

Thank you Steven for sharing your book about different types of boats, which is connected to our current unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves: Transportation Systems.     感谢Steven跟我们分享了他在阅读时了解到的各种各样的船,这也恰恰与我们正在学习的探究单元息息相关,即我们是如何使生活变得系统化:交通系统。 In preparation for our field trip to the Road Transport Museum we made predictions in our UOI notebooks about what we thought we would find. […]

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Mar
10

Transportation systems…

We started another great week with our Literacy block. Learning new ways to work with words helps us to increase our vocabulary. Also our Literacy Circles are helping us to develop reading and writing skills and respond to literacy! We love to make connections and this week Steven shared with us his passion for Titanic […]

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Mar
04

How we organize ourselves

An important part of being a learner is reflection, we all thought back on our last unit of inquiry, Where we are in Place and Time, and shared what we learned, what worked and where we need to improve… We have started literacy circles, which will help us continue to grow as readers and writers. […]

By Cecilia Flores | Grade 1 . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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Feb
25

Unit celebration and Happy New Year!!!

What an eventful week! We had so much fun preparing our learning space to share all of our learning from our unit of inquiry, Where we are in Place and Time: Inventions and Innovations. We had a great start to the week by celebrating Chinese New Year and the Grand Opening of our new campus. […]

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Feb
04

Simple Machines简易机械

After enjoying the movie of Ferdinand, we became book & movie critics. We began by doing a compare and contrast with a Venn diagram to identify the similarities and differences. Then we each shared our opinion about which one we preferred and why. 看完了《公牛历险记》的电影之后,我们都变成了电影和小说的评论家。我们先是用维恩图解对小说和电影的相似之处和不同之处,进行对比和比较。然后再一起讨论,我们更喜欢小说还是电影,以及为什么喜欢。 We unscrambled our third line of inquiry: Inventions and innovations that […]

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