Please enjoy the photographs of grades 1 and 5 students reading together last week in the grade 1 classroom. This sharing opportunity is meaningful and significant for all students to help further develop their literacy (reading fluency, pacing, vocabulary, confidence, etc.) skills and to foster meaningful cross-grade relationships within our QAIS learning community.
We had a wonderful week filled with sharing! At our PYP sharing assembly we learned about urban and rural schools from our Grade 6 friends. They shared with us their experience while visiting Jimo, a rural school, and did an amazing job taking action, we are very proud of you! Grade 5 sang a […]
Here are some photos of grade 5 in action during the past few weeks. There are some pictures of them on their field trip to the Navy Museum and May 4th Square as part of our unit of inquiry about Peace and Conflict. There are also some photos from their work in the art room, […]
This is a fascinating article about how the child’s brain interprets screen time. It recently appeared in Psychology Today. Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. Mental Wealth Children or teens who are “revved up” and prone to rages or—alternatively—who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. Chronically irritable […]
Grade 1 students enjoyed a second opportunity to share their love of books with the grade 5 students this morning. It was a fantastic collaborative experience that supports literacy for the both the younger and older students, while forming important multi-age relationships across the PYP community.
After school activities started for all students this past Tuesday. New to this school year, we have added activities open to early childhood students. They are learning to dance, cook, kick in Tae Kwon Do, and draw language thoughtfully in calligraphy.
Our PYP students at QAIS celebrated International Peace Day with a meaningful 5-stop carousel of activities. Students engaged with their own ideas by reading “If Peace Is…” and then creating their own booklets of their personal ideas of peace. From the personal, they moved to thinking about other children in the world as our CAS […]
The students in grades 6 and 5 joined with the young readers in grades 2 and 1 last week to share their love of reading and literature. The older and younger students took turns reading books aloud during their time together. Not only is this a fun way to spend time together every few weeks, […]
The goal of the unit Movement Composition is to allow students to experience elements of movement in a multitude of different forms. We have started developing hand eye coordination and resilience by learning how to juggle. Students are learning how to focus their attention on an object, use their peripheral vision and refine their motor skills […]
A fantastic exchange of understandings and ideas between the grade 5 & 6 and Peony cottage students on Friday afternoon during the exhibition. The level of mutual engagement was significant and wonderful to watch. May we continue to foster these opportunities to share our learning with one another with more frequency. (Text and images by Ms Jacqueline O)