grade 6

Jun
16

PYP-MYP Transition

QAIS is a 3 IB Program Continuum School. As such, we continuously work towards understanding how we can build bridges between out programs in order for students to experience an optimal learning journey. QAIS first full PYP cohort graduated last year (2015-2016), and since I had established a relationship with them during that year, I […]

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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
10

Countdown to Exhibition

Text by Mr. Shawn Skinner. The PYP Exhibition for grades 5 and 6 is underway! The Exhibition provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the learning that has taken place over the course of their PYP experience and is a major event in an IB school. Global issues students have selected include air pollution, immigration, […]

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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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Feb
16

A Behind the Scenes Look: Seussical the Musical

(Text written by Ms Trisha H.) “Now I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue with a cat such as me, and a thinker like you!” – Cat-in-the-Hat, The Seussical. That’s right, Dr. Seuss and his beloved cast of characters are coming to QAIS! Students from grades 3-12 will bring this funny, heartwarming, and highly […]

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Oct
02

Happy Chongyang Festival!

  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 […]

By Jessica Vargas | Concepts . Connection . Form . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Who we are
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Sep
27

Screen time & Children

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 […]

By Rosemary Gosse | Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Montessori
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Sep
26

Early Childhood & PYP After School Activities

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.  

By Jon Springer | Chinese . Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Montessori
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