Montessori

Oct
10

Are children’s shoes important? 孩子的鞋子有多重要?

文章如下: by Rosemary Gosse, Montessori Coordinator Your child’s footwear affects learning! This sounds a bit crazy, but let me give you some background so that you can understand why I say this. An essential feature of the Montessori classroom is that children have the freedom to move about and manipulate the objects they are working with. […]

By Jon Springer | Montessori
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Screen time & Children

This is a fascinating article about how the child’s brain interprets screen time. It recently appeared in Psychology Today. Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. Mental Wealth   Children or teens who are “revved up” and prone to rages or—alternatively—who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. Chronically irritable […]

By Rosemary Gosse | Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Montessori
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Sep
26

Peace Day!

      Awesome week Grade 3! We love working with our Literacy Circles, exploring the different ways to analyze a book is a fantastic way to work on our Reading skills! Our word bank is growing along with our vocabulary and spelling skills, we love adding words to help our class! This week we […]

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Sep
26

Early Childhood & PYP After School Activities

After school activities started for all students this past Tuesday. New to this school year, we have added activities open to early childhood students. They are learning to dance, cook, kick in Tae Kwon Do, and draw language thoughtfully in calligraphy.  

By Jon Springer | Chinese . Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Montessori
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Grade 4 – EC Plum Blossom Reading Buddies

At QAIS, part of our literacy programme is having a reading buddies! Grade 4 students paired up with students from the EC-Plum Blossom class and read books that they have chosen with their buddy. There are many benefits to reading with a buddy, including: seeing the value of reading, enjoying reading with another person, and, having the opportunity to […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . Montessori
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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
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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May
04

Early Years goes to the MYP / DP Science Lab

Students in the Peony Cottage experienced an afternoon in the Science Lab! Peony Teacher Mrs. Jackie Oussoren worked with MYP/DP Science Teacher Mrs. Canan Çermen to introduce solids, liquids, and gases to the rapt 4- and 5-year olds. These budding scientists shared their questions and insights, and connected the demonstration with materials and processes that […]

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May
03

Collaborative home-building challenge

Collaborative home-building challenge with fifty wooden prisms in the Peony Cottage As part of our unit of inquiry into homes around the world, we focused one afternoon this week on the following team challenge… In teams of two or three, students were given 50 wooden prisms and invited to design different styles of homes. We spoke about the different features of the homes that […]

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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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