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May
13

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the moms, we hope you enjoyed your special Sunday in the company of your beloved children. They happily created a poster for you last week, with milk and a few drops of food coloring. The children first dyed watercolor paper and next stamped a message. Messy, but most definitely fun! The latest materials […]

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Apr
05

Enriching experiences in Bamboo Cottage.

Ready for a break? Our students definitely need a well deserved pause since they have been working hard for the past months. Do you want to see? We kicked off the past week celebrating Yi’s birthday! She turned 3 and we gathered together with her family to sing her our well practiced song in three […]

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Mar
25

Leprechauns and gold!

St. Patrick day was celebrated across the world on March 17th, so we had a greenish theme last week. Leprechauns and lucky clovers everywhere, as you can see! If you hear your child talking about O’DonPa, that is our Leprechaun friend who is very naughty and likes to play hide and seek around the class. […]

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Mar
01

We are back

It has  been a while since we last posted here. We have been working on re-establinging our classroom routine after another quite long break. Happy Pig Year by the way! Here are a few pictures of the performance from last January. It was such a fun morning! We have been adding a few new activities […]

By Helena Arranz | Montessori . Toddler . Uncategorized
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Jan
28

The Earth goes around the Sun…

It has been quite the two weeks! Teachers and students have been missing school, but we have tried to maintain the routine as much as possible. For this reason I want to first, thank my team Suzy and Jessica, for their great work despite all adversity and my absence. Such talented teachers!           Our beloved friends […]

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Jan
14

Happy 2019!

Happy new year everyone. Hoping that you had a great time over the break, we are excited to be back and resume our routine. Children returned as happy as can be looking around for new activities. Since time flies by, we’ve already set up a few activities related with the Chinese New Year. The legend […]

By Helena Arranz | Language Acquisition . Montessori . Toddler
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Dec
21

Merry Christmas

Hard to believe four months of school have already passed by. Our last two weeks of the year have gone fast and so many things have happened. Snowflakes falling through the air, in my face, in my hair… (the last song we learned). Snow surprised us early last week and turned our day into a […]

By Helena Arranz | Change . Montessori . Reflection . Responsibility . Toddler
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It’s winter time

Winter has suddenly arrived to Qingdao. I guess because of that, the Christmas spirit has also invaded us. We have decorated our little Christmas tree (and class) and changed some of our art trays with holiday work like this DIY Christmas ball decoration, and Christmas lights cord. Our sensorial table has also changed to white […]

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Nov
26

Thanksgiving Week

Last week was a week of success, there were many new additions to our routine to encourage independence and to reinforce responsibility. Children were open to the new activities and they happily committed to the tasks. Some of them baked the muffins to share with families on Friday, and others cut some apples for the […]

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Nov
18

Birthdays and more!

Our campus looks gorgeous with these yellowish colors. Fall is really amazing here in Qingdao. We walked around to admire and learn about leaves, colors and natural life cycles. We have been expanding our knowledge in areas such as language and geography as well as refining fine motor skills and increasing attention span. It is […]

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