Grade 4

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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Grade 4 – Calligraphy

Ms Hailey, Chinese language teacher and after-school teacher on calligraphy, visited the Grade 4 class to talk to the students about the history of calligraphy in Chinese culture. She showed the different styles of calligraphy and offered students a workshop on how to hold a calligraphy brush. Students wrote  “艺术” which means “art”. This workshop supports the […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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May
05

Using Chinese in a Real-Life Situation

三、四年级“虚拟世界” 本单元,我们带领孩子们去了如是书店,让孩子们就所学中文知识,对在书店阅读的中国读者进行中文问卷调查,从中了解到大家对于在书店买书与在网店买书的不同态度,并以此结合四年级的探究单元——虚拟世界,让孩子从不同角度加深对虚拟世界的认知。 PYP 3 and 4 Language Acquisition students had the opportunity to use the Chinese in a real context!! They went to a bookshop and interviewed local people!  Chinese Language Acquisition’s unit was integrated with PYP 4’s POI: Virtual and real environment. First, students wrote a questionnaire about different opinions about bookshop shopping and book Internet […]

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May
02

Grade 4 Lines, Angles and Shapes

Grade 4 students have just completed a unit in the shape and space strand in mathematics. In this stand-alone unit, students understood the big idea that “specific vocabulary can be used to describe an object’s position in space.” Grade 4 students reviewed many geometric terms including the different types of angles, polygons, lines, and triangles by doing […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4
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May
02

Artist visits Grade 4

Zhangtinglin is a sculptor and painter of traditional Chinese painting. He is based in Qingdao. He visited the Grade 4 class on 28 April 2017 in connection to the Grade 4 unit on “Art Talks”. This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves. The central idea for this unit is “Throughout history, people have […]

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Grade 4 Earth Day

Grade 4 students took part in the 2017 Earth Day by going to the Sculpture Park in Qingdao to pick up litter. While there, they also looked the sculpture to understand what message the artwork is trying to communicate. This activity connects with their new unit on “Art talks.” This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme How we express […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Mar
08

Grade 4 Chinese Work in the POI.

结合四年级探究主题——材料,我们组织学生们进行语言实践——做泡芙。将做泡芙的过程制作成教学文本,带领学生掌握过程中重要的语言知识,随后带领学生进行制作实践。结束后学生品尝到自己所做泡芙。最后一起将制作泡芙的过程,做成一个海报,巩固所学语言知识和实践能力。 Combine with the POI of grade 4: material , in our Chinese class, students learned the language knowledge of how to make puff . Then we made puff together . Finally, students made a poster of how to make puff in Chinese.   Words and images by Ms Stephanie Liu.

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