How the world works

Apr
21

Xi’an Field Trip

What a trip! We spend 4 days together in Xian and we loved every minute of it! Reconnecting with the history of our host country China, inquiring, applying the ATL skills plus getting to know each other better and making memories together is PRICELESS! We visited different museums and historic sites… We started at Banpo […]

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Apr
21

How the World Works

We were all very excited to come back after our fun-filled Spring break. We loved sharing and hearing the relaxing, fun, or exciting experiences we all had. We have started our fifth unit of inquiry, How the World Works. In this unit we will focus on Earth’s changes. We unscrambled our central idea: Earth goes […]

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Mar
17

How the World Works Debate: Energy

We love to start our week with meditation, yoga, and tai chi! Arthur shared his passion about volcanos during his class meeting! Sharing our knowledge and strategies during Math class is a great way to grow in our learning community! We loved working on the final details and our costumes for our debate… Literacy week […]

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Mar
10

Mindfulness

“The real meditation is how you live your life…” -Unknown Practicing mindfulness in our class with Meditation, Yoga and Tai-Chi is a wonderful way to start our week! In life we should strive to improve ourselves, mentally, physically, and  to be a kinder person… just keep flowing! We like spending some time with our Peony […]

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Mar
01

Working together is…How the World Works

What a wonderful week full of fun learning and new experiences! We love our Yoga Mondays! Our mindfulness activities help us to find those resources within ourselves to become more balanced! Working together is very important in our Grade 5 community! Working together in different ways to find common solutions that help us grow as […]

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Feb
22

How the World Works

Welcome Back! What an amazing week back to school after our Chines New Year break! We started our week reconnecting with our learning buddies from Grade 2. Finding our partner who matched our postcards, we had the opportunity to start bonding with our new partners and share our experiences and activities we did over the […]

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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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Feb
09

Bamboo Cottage is expanding!!!

We are happy to announce that we have four new faces in the Toddler class. During the past few weeks we have been busy welcoming and helping our new children settle in our learning environment. They have been adapting to the new environment and the routine at their own pace, and have been going through […]

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Jan
31

This end is just the beginning

When they started the unit six weeks ago students wondered if everything cool was already discovered. Students in grade four rounded out their unit study of exploration with a grand unit celebration today. With many of their teachers, grandparents and parents in attendance, students presented their learning in our new second-floor conference room. Each student in Mr. […]

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Jan
22

Grade 4 and All That Jazz

What do jazz, found objects, Mt. Everest, e.e. cummings, the novel “Wonder”, and Skype have to do with each other? Turns out, quite a lot when you are in Mr. Bacon’s 4th grade class at QAIS!   Grade 4 students are currently engaged in a PYP unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme “Where we are in place and time.” In this unit, […]

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