How we organize ourselves

Nov
24

QAIS Trade Day

Inspired from a story read in class, as related to our Sharing the Planet Unit of Inquiry, the idea to create a Trade Day was initiated by the students in grade 1. Creating a Trade Day event was identified as one solution that we could put into action in order to reduce our consumption, to reuse what we already have and to reduce the amount of trash that […]

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Nov
13

Setting the stage…

This past week we continued exploring measurement with non-standard units… Thank you Grade 6 for reading to us your amazing stories…we really enjoyed listening to your creativity! We are now setting the stage for our summative project about transportation systems. We have been working in our respective water, ground, and air transportation groups to create […]

By Jessica Vargas | Function . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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Nov
06

Road Transport Museum!

We began our week by dressing up in our favorite costumes for our Autumn Festivals Carousel. We really enjoyed learning about Diwali (India) with Mr. Skinner and guest, Día de los Muertos (México) with Ms. Cecilia and Ms. Jessica, baking delicious Halloween (North America) cookies with Mr. O and Ms. Jackie, and learning dance moves with […]

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Oct
30

How We Organize Ourselves…Transportation Systems! 

In Grade 2 we have started our new Unit of Inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves, in which we will focus on Transportation Systems. We began our week by organizing our Portfolios and our Literacy Circle folders after completing our first Unit of Inquiry, Who We Are.  We began our new unit by working together in […]

By Jessica Vargas | Causation . Change . Form . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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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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Mar
01

Arts, Science, Language and Fun

The grade 3 students have just completed their PYP unit focusing on the arts and how people use different forms of expression to convey their uniqueness as human beings.  During the unit of study the class went on a field trip to the Qingdao History Museum where they watched and learned about shadow plays.  The […]

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Feb
24

The Impact of Structures

Grades 5 and 6 focused their recent inquiry on factors that influence architectural design. Over the course of the unit, they built bridges and other structures on the beach, and took a field trip to Beijing to see firsthand thousands of years of architectural evolution. For their summative project, students canvassed QAIS, researching the use […]

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Jan
14

How much art is there in earth’s biomes?

PYP 2 is approaching the culmination of their unit on biomes. As they work on their central idea: Changes in the Earth and its atmosphere have an impact on living things, which is hosted in the transdisciplinary theme How We Organize Ourselves, they are demonstrating full transdisciplinary integration by showcasing elements of science, arts and […]

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Jan
13

Food ‘Matter’!

      In order to witness another example of matter in the real world, PYP 4 took a field trip to Casanova, an Italian restaurant in High Sense Mall. Chef  Yoiri, a native of Cuba, engaged students in a couple of processes that exemplified how matter changes in the process of making food. Students […]

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