Transdisciplinary Themes

Mar
18

Field Trip to Road Transport Museum | 校外考察之道路交通博物馆

Thank you Steven for sharing your book about different types of boats, which is connected to our current unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves: Transportation Systems.     感谢Steven跟我们分享了他在阅读时了解到的各种各样的船,这也恰恰与我们正在学习的探究单元息息相关,即我们是如何使生活变得系统化:交通系统。 In preparation for our field trip to the Road Transport Museum we made predictions in our UOI notebooks about what we thought we would find. […]

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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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Mar
10

Transportation systems…

We started another great week with our Literacy block. Learning new ways to work with words helps us to increase our vocabulary. Also our Literacy Circles are helping us to develop reading and writing skills and respond to literacy! We love to make connections and this week Steven shared with us his passion for Titanic […]

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Mar
04

How we organize ourselves

An important part of being a learner is reflection, we all thought back on our last unit of inquiry, Where we are in Place and Time, and shared what we learned, what worked and where we need to improve… We have started literacy circles, which will help us continue to grow as readers and writers. […]

By Cecilia Flores | Grade 1 . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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Feb
25

Unit celebration and Happy New Year!!!

What an eventful week! We had so much fun preparing our learning space to share all of our learning from our unit of inquiry, Where we are in Place and Time: Inventions and Innovations. We had a great start to the week by celebrating Chinese New Year and the Grand Opening of our new campus. […]

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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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Feb
04

Simple Machines简易机械

After enjoying the movie of Ferdinand, we became book & movie critics. We began by doing a compare and contrast with a Venn diagram to identify the similarities and differences. Then we each shared our opinion about which one we preferred and why. 看完了《公牛历险记》的电影之后,我们都变成了电影和小说的评论家。我们先是用维恩图解对小说和电影的相似之处和不同之处,进行对比和比较。然后再一起讨论,我们更喜欢小说还是电影,以及为什么喜欢。 We unscrambled our third line of inquiry: Inventions and innovations that […]

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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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Jan
22

Grade 4 and All That Jazz

What do jazz, found objects, Mt. Everest, e.e. cummings, the novel “Wonder”, and Skype have to do with each other? Turns out, quite a lot when you are in Mr. Bacon’s 4th grade class at QAIS!   Grade 4 students are currently engaged in a PYP unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme “Where we are in place and time.” In this unit, […]

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Jan
21

Inventions and Innovations发明和创造

One of the five essential elements of our PYP curriculum are the key concepts and in this unit of inquiry, Where We are in Place and Time, we will focus on change, responsibility and reflection. To help us better understand these concepts we shared questions that we wonder about related to the concepts and put […]

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