Grade 4

Oct
10

A Journey from Mt. Everest to our PYP Sharing Assembly

          Every Friday our Lower School has a special sharing assembly where they invite guests to share their inquiries about the world. Last week, our lower school at QAIS had a special guest during their sharing assembly. Mountaineer and QAIS high school science teacher Mr. Brendan Madden dropped by for a […]

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Jan
31

This end is just the beginning

When they started the unit six weeks ago students wondered if everything cool was already discovered. Students in grade four rounded out their unit study of exploration with a grand unit celebration today. With many of their teachers, grandparents and parents in attendance, students presented their learning in our new second-floor conference room. Each student in Mr. […]

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Jan
29

A QAIS jazz session with musician and composer Michael Zsoldos与音乐作曲家Michael Zsoldos的QAIS爵士盛会

At QAIS we talk about language a lot. As a multi-lingual community, we are all constantly working to communicate, deepen understanding and make connections with each other. It came to my attention this week that our students have another significant “language” connection to each other and to the world; the language of music. This should […]

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Jan
22

Grade 4 and All That Jazz

What do jazz, found objects, Mt. Everest, e.e. cummings, the novel “Wonder”, and Skype have to do with each other? Turns out, quite a lot when you are in Mr. Bacon’s 4th grade class at QAIS!   Grade 4 students are currently engaged in a PYP unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme “Where we are in place and time.” In this unit, […]

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Nov
27

Meet Our Young Authors |走近我们的小作家们

Students in grade 4 studied the unit of Conflict Resolution this term. The class was involved in an in-depth exploration to what makes bias become prejudice and why conflict arises between people. Students studied different roles that they could play inside of a conflict and how they could be problem solvers when conflict happens. As […]

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Nov
06

A “Spooktacular” Halloween to Remember

On Tuesday, October 31st, students in Grades 3-5 took part in a Halloween Gala.  Planned by Ms. Veronica, Ms. Gloria, and Ms. Jade, students were treated to various activities that celebrated Halloween Eve. 3-D ring making was one of the centers and students were able to use tools to design a ring for themselves.  The […]

By Meredith Daniels | Concepts . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . How we express ourselves
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May
29

Grade 4 – Sculpture Park Gallery

In Grade 4’s unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves, students visited the gallery at Sculpture park to view the work created and curated by art students at the Universiy of Qingdao. Below are the images from the field trip.     The central idea for this unit is “Throughout history, people have interacted with each other […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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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

Authors and the attributes of the IB LP

Two great Canadians,  Ellen Uhlig Rumsey (author) and Debra Toutloff (illustrator) FaceTimed with PYP4,5,6 students. This interaction focused on discussing Uhlig and Touloff’s first collaboration”Finders Keepers”. Besides sharing with students how the ideas for the book emerged, and some important details about their creative process, Ellen and Debra took the time to answer questions our PYP students […]

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May
23

Learning to Convey Message through Illustration

PYP5, PYP6 and MYP2 participated in an illustration workshop with  猫小四  AKA Mr. Happy, a local Comic book writer, and also had the opportunity to practice their Chinese language skills. Mr. Happy explained his approach to illustrating to students, and gave them an example of how to use space, width and opacity of lines. After that, […]

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