Language Acquisition

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
16

Healthy Choices

We kicked off our week with one of the Great Montessori Stories, The Story of the Universe, narrated by our Montessori Coordinator, Ms. Jamie Sloan. Our friends from Grade 9 helped to bring the story to life with their interpretation. Thank you, we were intrigued and enjoyed the experience.  We then went back to our […]

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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
10

Passion for learning

This past week we welcomed two new students who are adapting progressively to their new environment and routine. A few tears during these days and lots of guidance for our new students to support their learning of the ground rules and a few more things which will help them become more independent.  Our returning students […]

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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

New beginnings for Bamboo Cottage

The new academic year has officially started. QAIS welcomed returning and new students and all the corridors and classes are alive again. Laughs, backpacks, color, coming and going of teachers and students…  Bamboo Cottage starts the school year receiving three returning students who are delighting the teachers with their impressive developmental progress over the summer. […]

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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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Jun
22

Happy Summer Holidays!

We are celebrating the closure of a year of success, personal growth, and friendship!!! The last weeks have gone so fast and we already ended this school year! Unbelievable! Children have been shining with their own light, showing the best of themselves. Responsibility, patience, caring, happiness, joy, and a passion for what they do. There is […]

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Jun
21

Thank you!

What an amazing way to close our last 9 days of school! After our 5th Unit Celebration, Sharing the Planet, we took some time to reflect about our learning… Then we prepared the last unit celebration of our year long ongoing unit of inquiry How We Express Ourselves: Poetry. Our 6th unit celebration was presented […]

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