Language Acquisition

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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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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