How we express ourselves

May
26

EC Lotus: Can you tell how I feel?

Over the past few weeks we have sung about our feelings, read about our emotions, acted out the way we felt, and drew all sorts of lines that represented our anger, silliness, joyfulness and sadness.  We also explored how colors can convey emotions and you will see just what we have been working on at […]

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May
26

‘Can you tell how I feel, when you look at my face’

Dear Parents, It’s difficult to believe that we are coming towards the end of another term and an academic school year. Just as how we as teachers are busy planning and preparing for the various upcoming events and activities, our children are too. The sun has been shining down on children these days and outdoor […]

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May
17

Our Busy Hands

“The human hand allows the mind to reveal itself.” -Dr. Maria Montessori. “The child seeks for independence by means of work; independence of body and mind.” – Dr. Maria Montessori. “The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.” – Dr. Maria Montessori. ” First the education of the senses, then the education of the intellect.” […]

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May
13

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the moms, we hope you enjoyed your special Sunday in the company of your beloved children. They happily created a poster for you last week, with milk and a few drops of food coloring. The children first dyed watercolor paper and next stamped a message. Messy, but most definitely fun! The latest materials […]

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May
05

EC Lotus – Montessori PYP: When you look at my face

We’ve had a fun week making all sorts of silly, happy, sad, surprised, shy, excited, scared and angry faces! This week we sang “How I feel” and looked at what types of lines are happy lines and what types of lines depict sadness, anger or confusion. We talked about the green of calm (field of […]

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Apr
28

EC Lotus: Montessori-PYP…If you’re happy and you know it, how do you show it?

如果你感到开心…你将如何表现出来? Our Lotus parents shared some wonderful pictures of children looking happy in our WeChat group last week, giving us wonderful prompts to explore with such questions as: 上周我们莲花班家长们在微信群里分享了很多孩子快乐的照片,这也为我们的调研提供了很好的证明 我们自问 : What does my face look like when I’m happy? 当我开心的时候我的表情看起来是怎样的? How does my body feel when I am happy? 当我开心的时候我的身体有什么样的感受? What does my body […]

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Apr
27

Our blooming marvelous week in Plum Blossom!

Dear Plum Blossom Parents, 亲爱的梅花班的家长您好! This week our campus at QAIS has seen an explosion of beauty and color as the Cherry Blossom trees have finally bloomed into gorgeous shades of pink. The children have used all their senses to explore them… gently touching the fallen petals, observing the delicate textures and smelling the flowers. […]

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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
20

Emotions and Feelings

Dear Plum Blossom Parents, 亲爱的梅花班的家长您好, This week we began our new unit of inquiry which is all about Emotions and Feelings.  本周我们开始了新的探究单元,关于情绪和感情。 The transdisciplinary theme is ‘How We Express Ourselves” and the central idea is: ‘WE EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS”.  其主题是“我们如何表达自己”,核心思想是:“我们用许多不同的方式来表达我们的思想和感受”。 Here is our UNIT LETTER for you to view and download. […]

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Apr
14

Unit Celebration: How We Express Ourselves

We wrapped up our unit of inquiry How We Express Ourselves: Story-telling with an intimate unit celebration for our parents! For this unit we chose to sing the song Brave, which speaks about raising our voices in a positive way. We “let the words fall out” with positive messages. We were courageous and presented all […]

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