How the world works

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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Jan
16

365 New Days to Shine崭新的365天熠熠生辉

Welcome 2018! We are back with plenty of energy, after a nice winter break. The dream has come true and we are already settled in our new campus. Our students are actively engaged in a discovery process of their new learning space. We would like to also give a warm welcome to our new team […]

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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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