Grade 5

Sep
22

International Peace Day!

We had quite an eventful short school week. We kicked off our week learning about Mexican Independence Day celebrated in Mexico on September 16th. We made connections about what the colors on a flag represent and realized that people of every country are hopeful for a peaceful future. We shared our ideas about what freedom […]

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Sep
17

Celebrate Peace!

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” -Confucius Welcome to our eventful week! We started our week  analyzing the lyrics of our theme song for the unit “Never going to let you down” by Colbie Caillat… using a couple of phrases as our mantra […]

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Sep
12

Well-being

Welcome to our third week of school! Our theme for this year is We Must Be Heroes! What are the character traits of a hero? What are my own character traits?Describing ourselves as heroes is helping us to have a better perspective about ourselves as well as helping us in our writing skills! Our Transdisciplinary […]

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Sep
04

Who We Are

We had an amazing second week in Grade 5! We started with a provocation about our future… How much will we change in a year? We then decided to write a letter to our future selves, a letter that we won’t read until the end of the school year, a letter that we will keep […]

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Sep
02

Journey into Grade 5!

Welcome to Grade 5! We are very excited about new beginnings! Having the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and welcome new friends is a fantastic way to start our new journey full of infinite possibilities and creative potential throughout our transdisciplinary themes… join us in this learning adventure that will guides us to discover […]

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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
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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May
08

Grade 5 and 6 Experience Shanghai

Old and new. Immense and petit. Fast and slow. The future and the past. Shanghai, China’s largest city, is a study in contrasts which QAIS grade 5 and 6 students got to experience first-hand last week as part of their PYP Exhibition unit. In addition to exploring ideas and asking questions related to technology, air […]

By Sean O Oussoren | Exhibition . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Uncategorized
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