Transdisciplinary Themes

Oct
14

Unit Celebration and International Day!

  What an amazing week we had! We started getting ready for our Unit Celebration, finalizing  the last details for our Wellness Fair was a great way to start our week! Measurement was our Math strand for this first unit, learning about volume, capacity and conversions was interesting and fun! We love our Yoga class, […]

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Oct
10

A Journey from Mt. Everest to our PYP Sharing Assembly

          Every Friday our Lower School has a special sharing assembly where they invite guests to share their inquiries about the world. Last week, our lower school at QAIS had a special guest during their sharing assembly. Mountaineer and QAIS high school science teacher Mr. Brendan Madden dropped by for a […]

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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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Oct
07

Getting ready…

              We are getting ready to prepare our summative project for our first unit of inquiry “Who We Are”, as part of our literacy block we are preparing “Monologues” to share our learning…stay tuned! Math is always fun and this week we worked with volume and conversions… We also […]

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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
22

International Peace Day!

We had quite an eventful short school week. We kicked off our week learning about Mexican Independence Day celebrated in Mexico on September 16th. We made connections about what the colors on a flag represent and realized that people of every country are hopeful for a peaceful future. We shared our ideas about what freedom […]

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Sep
17

Celebrate Peace!

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” -Confucius Welcome to our eventful week! We started our week  analyzing the lyrics of our theme song for the unit “Never going to let you down” by Colbie Caillat… using a couple of phrases as our mantra […]

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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
12

Well-being

Welcome to our third week of school! Our theme for this year is We Must Be Heroes! What are the character traits of a hero? What are my own character traits?Describing ourselves as heroes is helping us to have a better perspective about ourselves as well as helping us in our writing skills! Our Transdisciplinary […]

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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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