How the world works

Dec
10

Reflections and Christmas Concert!

We are reflective learners and as such we began our week with reflecting about our unit of inquiry How the World Works. We were very excited to see which IB learner profile attribute cards we have earned this first part of the school year… Cooperation and collaboration are integral to our learning and we really […]

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Dec
02

Magnolia and Sunflower Cottages’ Unit Celebration. | 木兰班和向日葵班的单元庆祝活动

We began our week by wrapping up our unit of inquiry ‘How the World Works’, and preparing for our first unit celebration. We worked together to organize our classroom so that our parents could enjoy and appreciate all our hard work.      本周工作,我们以总结我们探究单元“世界是如何运转的”开始,并且开始着手准备第一期的单元庆祝活动。老师和学生们一起布置教室,我们的家长也积极参与乐在其中并对于我们的辛勤工作给予了肯定。   One of our summative projects was to design, create, and […]

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Nov
26

Getting ready…

We had an awesome 4 day week! We began with our Poetry Book, which is part of our year long unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves, in which we learn about poetry as a form of expression. We added the lyrics to the song we have been singing, Individuality. We love this song because […]

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Nov
18

Light and Sound

Another great start to the week thinking about ways that we connect with others and sharing our ideas through illustrations and words. One of our attributes is communicator and we have discussed how there are various ways of communicating and a powerful one is through the use of illustrations as a first step of writing. […]

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Nov
12

PYP Magnolia and Sunflower Cottages

Welcome to our new Magnolia and Sunflower PYP space. We began our week by being reflective of our learning and shared ideas for our Essential Agreement so that we may all have a safe and fun learning environment. 欢迎来到我们小学部新的班级木兰班和向日葵班。我们以反思我们的学习和分享我们对校规协议的看法开始新的一周,以此获得一个安全、有趣的学习环境。   We are excited about working towards becoming readers, writers, and illustrators. Our teachers Ms. Cecilia […]

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Mar
08

Grade 4 Chinese Work in the POI.

结合四年级探究主题——材料,我们组织学生们进行语言实践——做泡芙。将做泡芙的过程制作成教学文本,带领学生掌握过程中重要的语言知识,随后带领学生进行制作实践。结束后学生品尝到自己所做泡芙。最后一起将制作泡芙的过程,做成一个海报,巩固所学语言知识和实践能力。 Combine with the POI of grade 4: material , in our Chinese class, students learned the language knowledge of how to make puff . Then we made puff together . Finally, students made a poster of how to make puff in Chinese.   Words and images by Ms Stephanie Liu.

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Grade 4 field trip: Matter and materials unit

Grade 4 students are learning that “natural materials can undergo changes that may provide challenges and benefits for society and the environment.” This is the central idea for the Matter and materials unit of inquiry which falls under the transdisciplinary theme How the world works. To learn how materials undergo changes, the class visited 二月二农场”February Second Farm” where we learned […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How the world works
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Feb
16

PYP 5 Gets a Look at Renewable Energy

(Text by Ms Trisha H) PYP 5 students had the opportunity to see how China is taking the lead on renewable energy investment and development as an extension to their classroom investigation of how energy may be converted, transformed and used to support progress.  This is all a part of their unit of inquiry into How […]

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Jan
08

In Grade 2…

We started our third unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, before the winter holiday. Our central idea is “Throughout history, people have invented and innovated to improve their quality of life.” As a tuning in activity we were engaged in a sort of 8 different inventions and their innovations. We know […]

By Jessica Vargas | Grade 2 . How the world works
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Nov
28

Unit Celebration How the World Works

Our Unit Celebration week finally came! We were so excited getting ready to share our learning from our unit of inquiry How the World Works! This week we also got the opportunity to visit Grade 5 for their Trade Day! And we were invited by Ms. Trisha and Grade 7 to be the audience for […]

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