How we express ourselves

Apr
20

Grade 2 Poetry Slam!

We began our unit on poetry by putting together our central idea and lines of inquiry in small groups and then discussing as a whole class what we understood and the questions we had. We then decided to create our Book of Poems so that we could organize poems we would read and study throughout […]

By Jessica Vargas | Connection . Form . Grade 2 . How we express ourselves
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Feb
16

A Behind the Scenes Look: Seussical the Musical

(Text written by Ms Trisha H.) “Now I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue with a cat such as me, and a thinker like you!” – Cat-in-the-Hat, The Seussical. That’s right, Dr. Seuss and his beloved cast of characters are coming to QAIS! Students from grades 3-12 will bring this funny, heartwarming, and highly […]

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Sep
26

PYP 2016 International Peace Day Carousel

Our PYP students at QAIS celebrated International Peace Day with a meaningful 5-stop carousel of activities. Students engaged with their own ideas by reading “If Peace Is…” and then creating their own booklets of their personal ideas of peace. From the personal, they moved to thinking about other children in the world as our CAS […]

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Sep
26

Grade 6 Trip to Jimo

Grade 6 students visited Jimo Quan Primary School this week. Their two-minute Youku video of the experience is a must see! Our students guided the Jimo students through a 45-minute English language lesson. Then, they taught them three different games they had invented in Mr. Reuben’s Physical Education class. Students bonded while playing together on the Jimo […]

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May
20

A journey of questions and findings

  The process of the PYP exhibition is like the agricultural pathways of farming: it starts by preparing the soil; collaborating to establish a strategy through which new understandings will be created; and making initial decisions about the experiences one is about to undergo. After preparing the soil, students sow the seeds: they start wondering what they […]

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May
06

Life Beyond the POI

Naomi Shihab Nye said she became a poet partly because of poetry’s great mystery, and partly because of a second-grade teacher she had who believed poetry was at the center of the universe. Today, at QAIS, it certainly was. PYP2 led an assembly in which they shared some of the outcomes of the unit they […]

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Apr
20

Literacy Week 2016 (Day 3)

On day 3 of our 2016 Literacy week, one of the most defining elements of QAIS identity took over the building: our international spirit. Likewise, QAIS appreciation for mother tongues was in the air: students and teachers had the opportunity to listen to the sounds of some of the many QAIS families’ native languages: Chinese, Japanese, […]

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Apr
09

Stop-motion: moving blocks

Ms Kirsten: The article below is written by Grade 4 student, Owen Oussoren. He has been creating stop-motion animation after being introduced to the app “iMotion” in class. He was invited to write a short article about the movies he has created. In this blog post, he offers a few tips to help anyone get started […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Grade 4 Photos of the Week 08-04-2016

Here is a snapshot of Grade 4’s week (4 – 8 April 2016): unit reflection, unpacking new unit of inquiry’s lines of inquiry, and creating essential agreements for our literature circle.

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Apr
08

Poets are people who are passionately in love with language

      Rober Frost says that “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words,” and the QAIS community was a witness of this statement as PYP 2 parents joined the Poetry Reading unit celebration in a Coffee House style. Not only were parents part of the audience, […]

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