How we express ourselves

Dec
12

Merry Christmas!

It was a short 3 day week, but filled with great holiday cheer! We began our week by learning about the Christmas story with our black light theatre. We talked about the traditions of this holiday which is celebrated in many countries around the world. To commemorate the time we have been at this campus […]

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Nov
27

Something new is happening in Bamboo Cottage! | 在竹屋发生的新鲜事儿! |Bamboo cottage 에는 뭔가 특별하고 새로운 것이 있어요!

Today we focus on how children learn to express themselves, which is an important aspect of being human since we are all living in a multicultural society and we all need to communicate with each other. During the day children have many opportunities to express how they feel. Apart from encouraging both individual and group conversations, we provide […]

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Nov
06

A “Spooktacular” Halloween to Remember

On Tuesday, October 31st, students in Grades 3-5 took part in a Halloween Gala.  Planned by Ms. Veronica, Ms. Gloria, and Ms. Jade, students were treated to various activities that celebrated Halloween Eve. 3-D ring making was one of the centers and students were able to use tools to design a ring for themselves.  The […]

By Meredith Daniels | Concepts . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . How we express ourselves
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May
29

Grade 4 – Sculpture Park Gallery

In Grade 4’s unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves, students visited the gallery at Sculpture park to view the work created and curated by art students at the Universiy of Qingdao. Below are the images from the field trip.     The central idea for this unit is “Throughout history, people have interacted with each other […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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May
25

QAIS Teachers bring stories to life

The QAIS community hosts a group of talented teachers! To support QAIS Literacy Week 2017, MYP/DP teachers and our very own principal took a few minutes to come to PYP and read to our PYP1, PYP2, and PYP3 students. Mr Dustman, Mr McCarthy, Mr Quist, and Mr North, are natural story tellers who are able […]

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May
23

Learning to Convey Message through Illustration

PYP5, PYP6 and MYP2 participated in an illustration workshop with  猫小四  AKA Mr. Happy, a local Comic book writer, and also had the opportunity to practice their Chinese language skills. Mr. Happy explained his approach to illustrating to students, and gave them an example of how to use space, width and opacity of lines. After that, […]

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Grade 4 – Calligraphy

Ms Hailey, Chinese language teacher and after-school teacher on calligraphy, visited the Grade 4 class to talk to the students about the history of calligraphy in Chinese culture. She showed the different styles of calligraphy and offered students a workshop on how to hold a calligraphy brush. Students wrote  “艺术” which means “art”. This workshop supports the […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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May
05

PYP 2 Chinese Language Acquisition students write poetry

二年级“诗歌” 本单元,结合二年级的POI主题——“诗歌”,我们教给孩子们中文诗歌,让孩子体会中文诗歌之美,孩子们也试着自己创作诗歌,并且在二年级邀请PYP全体同学参加的诗歌展示会上,向同学和家长们朗读我们所学诗歌,赢得大家的掌声和鼓励。 In this unit , Chinese Language Acquisition’s content was integrated with PYP 2 ‘s POI on Poetry. Students have learnt Chinese poetry, and also tried to write their own Chinese poetry by themselves. Students showed the Chinese poetry on their final Poetry Slam.   Text and images by Ms. Steffani Lu.  

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May
02

Artist visits Grade 4

Zhangtinglin is a sculptor and painter of traditional Chinese painting. He is based in Qingdao. He visited the Grade 4 class on 28 April 2017 in connection to the Grade 4 unit on “Art Talks”. This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves. The central idea for this unit is “Throughout history, people have […]

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Grade 4 Earth Day

Grade 4 students took part in the 2017 Earth Day by going to the Sculpture Park in Qingdao to pick up litter. While there, they also looked the sculpture to understand what message the artwork is trying to communicate. This activity connects with their new unit on “Art talks.” This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme How we express […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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