Montessori

Oct
07

Tai Chi!

We kicked off our week by taking some time to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. We enjoyed a short retelling of the legend of Chang-E and had a snack picnic outdoors. We have been enjoying the various activities during our Literacy Block. Everyday we practice the four domains of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We […]

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Sep
24

Peace starts from within us

During the past two weeks we have been very busy at Bamboo Cottage. The new students are showing curiosity about the environment and materials. They are progressively embracing common rules and our daily routine. Sometimes they still show hesitation to follow the group but they are becoming more open minded. We are lucky to have these […]

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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
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
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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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
13

So Sing Out Loud and Sing Out Clear. Everyone’s Song Is Welcome Here! | 就这样大声的唱,清晰的诵吧,给孩子们的歌声点赞!

Among many other messages of encouragement and hope, this one rings particularly true from the June 5th performance of Swamped! In this special performance, children from the toddler, Early Childhood and grades 1, 2 and 3 classes came together to perform a musical of songs about friendship and courage. Over the course of 6 weeks […]

By Lauren Borodenko | Early Childhood . Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Montessori . Toddler
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May
30

The Magic of a Multi-age Classroom | 混龄班级的魔法

It’s difficult to believe that we are coming towards the end of another term and the academic school year. As it gets hotter and hotter, it would be true to say that the last few weeks of May are not the best to expect long attention spans in the classroom. The children’s bodies usually grow […]

By Ruby Kalsi | Early Childhood . Montessori
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May
18

The Work of The Child | 孩子的作品

Maria Montessori is often quoted as recognizing that “play is the work of the child.”   If we let the children play to their hearts’ desires, we will then be able to witness all the possibilities held within this basket. 我们经常引用玛利亚蒙特梭利的话“玩耍就是孩子的工作”。 “如果让孩子们去玩他们发自内心喜欢的活动,我们就能看到这个过程中所有的可能性。”     And what a privilege it has been to see firsthand some of these […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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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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