Language Acquisition

Jun
02

Unit Celebration for Sharing the Planet!

As we wrapped up our unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet, we took some time to record in our pictionary the academic language that guided our inquiry: interdependence, survive, adapt, ecosystem, flora, fauna, and human interaction. Eric (Sunflower) explained beautifully to the class what interdependence meant by using the example of a tree providing fruit […]

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May
27

Building the summative…

We began our week with Ms. Patricia & Ms. LiYan presenting the Creation Story. We all really enjoyed the narrative and the experiments presented to help us see it in a different perspective. We are continuing to grow as readers and writers in our Literacy Circles and some of our friends are now choosing their […]

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May
20

Family Fun Day!

We are continuously growing as readers and now we are reading chapter books during our literacy block. We work together in differentiated tasks to help each of us continue to grow! As we continue to research our ecosystems, flora, and fauna we are learning very interesting facts and how to write it in our own […]

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May
18

Fun under the sun

For the past three weeks, our toddlers have explored so much about the world. First week of May, our lovely Qingdao turned pink with all those beautiful cherry blossoms. The weather also started to get warmer and we didn’t hesitate to walk around the campus with a basket in hand and improvise a cherry blossom collection. […]

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May
01

April Discoveries.

Art is an important area of work in our class. Children have opportunities to develop eye hand coordination, and sensorial through color and texture exploration and most important: art incentives creativity. The world is constantly changing and we all need to have the skills to adapt ourselves to it. Creativity is the tool, it creates individuals with independent […]

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Apr
30

Sharing the Planet!

We kicked off our new unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet, by celebrating Earth Day. We brought in old t-shirts and transformed them into beautiful and reusable shopping bags…all we used were a pair of scissors and our creativity! We have all taken action and started doing our part in helping our Earth by reducing […]

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Apr
08

Grades 1 & 2 Unit Celebration!

Our central idea and lines of inquiry for our unit, How We Organize Ourselves…  我们本单元的中心思想和探究线索:我们如何管理自己… After unpacking our central idea and lines of inquiry, discussing and breaking down in various ways all the academic language we put the finishing touches to our combined summative project.  分析了本单元中心思想和探究线索后,我们以各种方式讨论和分解所有的学术语言,为我们的共同总结项目做了最后的润色。 March 14th, Pi day, is celebrated all around the […]

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Apr
04

Language, self confidence, relationships and fun!

Many things have happened during the past three weeks. Toddlers are busy discovering new materials, enjoying new activities and putting to practice new skills while improving others such as communication skills. These children are really talkative. They are creating such sweet and hilarious conversations. They are able to retell a true story, share emotions, have conversations between them, […]

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Apr
01

Last two weeks…

We have been enjoying working on our literacy circles with a partner. We are able to discuss our role each day and share ideas. Sharing aloud has helped us with our oral language skills. After discussing and sharing our ideas about the lines of inquiry we record it in our UOI notebooks, where we keep […]

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Mar
18

Field Trip to Road Transport Museum | 校外考察之道路交通博物馆

Thank you Steven for sharing your book about different types of boats, which is connected to our current unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves: Transportation Systems.     感谢Steven跟我们分享了他在阅读时了解到的各种各样的船,这也恰恰与我们正在学习的探究单元息息相关,即我们是如何使生活变得系统化:交通系统。 In preparation for our field trip to the Road Transport Museum we made predictions in our UOI notebooks about what we thought we would find. […]

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