Transdisciplinary Themes

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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Dec
09

How We Organize Ourselves

Reflection is an important step in our learning. We identified what we learned about ourselves and our classmates in sharing our personal artifacts. We self-reflected about the attributes we each displayed this unit and the ones we really want to focus on for the next unit. For each unit we also change seats so that […]

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Dec
09

Reflection time…

We started our week reflecting about our learning from our last unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time. Writing about what we learned,  and reflecting about the learner profile attributes we were able to display is a great way to help us understand how we can continue working on becoming the best […]

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Dec
02

Unit Celebration: Personal Histories Museum

We were very excited to prepare our Personal Histories Museum with our very own personal artifacts. We took some time to practice with each other before sharing with our parents. Thank you parents for your support and joining us for our unit celebration. We love having the opportunity to share our learning experiences from the […]

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Dec
02

Unit Celebration Where We Are In Place and Time

This week we closed our unit of inquiry Where We Are in Place and Time with a great celebration. We work hard to finish all the different pieces we included in our museum… In Math we were challenged to work with concepts that we will learn more in depth in grades 7 and 8! Understanding […]

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Nov
25

Happy Thanksgiving!

One of the skills under our math strand operations and algebraic thinking is understanding even and odd numbers. We discussed that even numbers end with 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0, whereas odd numbers end with 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9. We enjoyed playing a game in which we rolled a die to come […]

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Nov
25

Happy Thanksgiving!

We love our class meetings! Now we take turns to be in charge of leading the meeting. Sharing our passions and teaching our friends things we love is helping us to get to know each other and build a stronger class community! We enjoyed learning from our Peony Cottage Reading Buddies about their unit celebration! […]

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Nov
18

Artifacts!

  We continue to have fun in our literacy block. We love reading books together!  We continued this week sharing about our personal artifacts. We love hearing the stories behind the artifacts. We learned about Rock’s modern book, Angelina’s special piggy bank, Zoey’s pre-birth frame, Anna’s baby blanket, Avery’s Japanese books, Cheng Rui’s soldier artifact, […]

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Nov
17

Human Migration @ QAIS

We had a great busy week! At the beginning of the week we started interviewing some members of our school community about their personal migration story. We prepared questions guided by our lines of inquiry, concepts and 3 important concepts related with human migration: risk, challenge and opportunity… Ms. Robin, our librarian gave us some […]

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Nov
11

Artifacts…

  We started our week sharing about our personal artifacts. This week we heard about Steven’s stamp book, Rachel’s special necklace, Michael’s family book, and Eric’s souvenir. We look forward to hearing about more personal artifacts next week.  We unscrambled the second and third lines of inquiry. We discussed about how our personal artifacts tell […]

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