grade 6

Sep
26

PYP 2016 International Peace Day Carousel

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 […]

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Sep
26

Grade 6 Trip to Jimo

Grade 6 students visited Jimo Quan Primary School this week. Their two-minute Youku video of the experience is a must see! Our students guided the Jimo students through a 45-minute English language lesson. Then, they taught them three different games they had invented in Mr. Reuben’s Physical Education class. Students bonded while playing together on the Jimo […]

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PYP Reading Buddies. 小学部的阅读伙伴。

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, […]

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Sep
02

The PYP Circus brought to you by PSPE

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 […]

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May
25

Exchange of Understandings

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)

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May
20

A journey of questions and findings

  The process of the PYP exhibition is like the agricultural pathways of farming: it starts by preparing the soil; collaborating to establish a strategy through which new understandings will be created; and making initial decisions about the experiences one is about to undergo. After preparing the soil, students sow the seeds: they start wondering what they […]

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May
16

MYP Personal Project – PYP Exhibition Skype Collaboration

PYP 5/6 students whose exhibition project is related to understanding the universe, the benefits and costs of space exploration, and how technology has contributed to space exploration had a Skype conference with an MYP student in Darwin, Australia. Aaron, an MYP 5 student shared his Personal Project experience which had to do with launching a […]

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May
06

Life Beyond the POI

Naomi Shihab Nye said she became a poet partly because of poetry’s great mystery, and partly because of a second-grade teacher she had who believed poetry was at the center of the universe. Today, at QAIS, it certainly was. PYP2 led an assembly in which they shared some of the outcomes of the unit they […]

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Apr
21

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 4)

On day 4 of the Literacy Week 2016, QAIS learners had the chance to experience the library with their parents. This was an opportunity for students to share information about some of the sessions that have been held throughout the week. Since there was a mini book fair, students were able to tell their parents […]

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Apr
20

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 3)

On day 3 of our 2016 Literacy week, one of the most defining elements of QAIS identity took over the building: our international spirit. Likewise, QAIS appreciation for mother tongues was in the air: students and teachers had the opportunity to listen to the sounds of some of the many QAIS families’ native languages: Chinese, Japanese, […]

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