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Apr
28

Happy Earth Day!

We kicked off our week with Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22nd. It was perfect timing, as we are all excited about our unit focus on Earth’s changes. We were recently discussing how we “don’t fall off earth because we have a moon, which gives us gravity.”  We then worked […]

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Mar
15

Literacy Week in Plum Blossom Cottage

Welcome to our new Plum Blossom Sharing format! We hope you enjoy reading about our week and viewing the photos on this school blog. We will send links to this page every Friday on our regular WeChat class group.  This week in Plum Blossom Cottage we have joined in with the school wide Literacy Week […]

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Oct
21

Where We Are In Place and Time

After a wonderful Unit Celebration we took some time to reflect about our learning, review the common understanding of the Learner Profile and self-assess. We also shared insightful thoughts about our well-being.  Where We Are in Place and Time, is our second unit of inquiry. Ms. Robin, our librarian will be supporting our research skills! […]

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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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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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Sep
03

Sunflower Cottage’s First Month!

We began our first few days of school discussing and sharing what important essential agreements we should agree to follow in order for our classroom to be a safe learning environment for everyone. We had fun working together to act out the essential agreements. These essential agreements are in our classroom as friendly reminders as […]

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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

QAIS Teachers bring stories to life

The QAIS community hosts a group of talented teachers! To support QAIS Literacy Week 2017, MYP/DP teachers and our very own principal took a few minutes to come to PYP and read to our PYP1, PYP2, and PYP3 students. Mr Dustman, Mr McCarthy, Mr Quist, and Mr North, are natural story tellers who are able […]

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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
25

QAIS Parents are Natural-born Storytellers

QAIS parents are natural-born storytellers, and they demonstrate it every time they  join QAIS literacy week. QAIS parents participate by reading stories in their mother tongue to our PYP students. Not only do QAIS PYP students get to hear and have contact with the several foreign languages that are spoken by members of our community, […]

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