How we express ourselves

Dec
09

How We Organize Ourselves

Reflection is an important step in our learning. We identified what we learned about ourselves and our classmates in sharing our personal artifacts. We self-reflected about the attributes we each displayed this unit and the ones we really want to focus on for the next unit. For each unit we also change seats so that […]

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Jun
22

Happy Summer Holidays!

We are celebrating the closure of a year of success, personal growth, and friendship!!! The last weeks have gone so fast and we already ended this school year! Unbelievable! Children have been shining with their own light, showing the best of themselves. Responsibility, patience, caring, happiness, joy, and a passion for what they do. There is […]

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Jun
21

Thank you!

What an amazing way to close our last 9 days of school! After our 5th Unit Celebration, Sharing the Planet, we took some time to reflect about our learning… Then we prepared the last unit celebration of our year long ongoing unit of inquiry How We Express Ourselves: Poetry. Our 6th unit celebration was presented […]

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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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May
01

April Discoveries.

Art is an important area of work in our class. Children have opportunities to develop eye hand coordination, and sensorial through color and texture exploration and most important: art incentives creativity. The world is constantly changing and we all need to have the skills to adapt ourselves to it. Creativity is the tool, it creates individuals with independent […]

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Apr
08

Grades 1 & 2 Unit Celebration!

Our central idea and lines of inquiry for our unit, How We Organize Ourselves…  我们本单元的中心思想和探究线索:我们如何管理自己… After unpacking our central idea and lines of inquiry, discussing and breaking down in various ways all the academic language we put the finishing touches to our combined summative project.  分析了本单元中心思想和探究线索后,我们以各种方式讨论和分解所有的学术语言,为我们的共同总结项目做了最后的润色。 March 14th, Pi day, is celebrated all around the […]

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Apr
04

Language, self confidence, relationships and fun!

Many things have happened during the past three weeks. Toddlers are busy discovering new materials, enjoying new activities and putting to practice new skills while improving others such as communication skills. These children are really talkative. They are creating such sweet and hilarious conversations. They are able to retell a true story, share emotions, have conversations between them, […]

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Mar
12

Building friendship

Here we go again! Few weeks have passed already since the last post, but here is more about the little ones of our school. Children continue mastering skills with activities that they already know. They are also showing curiosity for the new materials presented. Activities such as transferring water with a pipette, sponges or small pitchers are excellent to develop eye-hand coordination, precision of their grasping, first notions of math such as quantity, and concentration. These types of activities are self-corrected which means the child can see his/her mistakes and try to improve. These water […]

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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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