Sharing the planet

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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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
16

365 New Days to Shine崭新的365天熠熠生辉

Welcome 2018! We are back with plenty of energy, after a nice winter break. The dream has come true and we are already settled in our new campus. Our students are actively engaged in a discovery process of their new learning space. We would like to also give a warm welcome to our new team […]

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May
25

Authors and the attributes of the IB LP

Two great Canadians,  Ellen Uhlig Rumsey (author) and Debra Toutloff (illustrator) FaceTimed with PYP4,5,6 students. This interaction focused on discussing Uhlig and Touloff’s first collaboration”Finders Keepers”. Besides sharing with students how the ideas for the book emerged, and some important details about their creative process, Ellen and Debra took the time to answer questions our PYP students […]

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Apr
26

Every day is Earth Day!

At QAIS we care! PYP2 and PYP3 joined forces on Earth’s Day and decided to spend part of the day learning outdoors while taking action and collaborate to clean part of our beloved ShiLaoRen Beach.

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Feb
17

Grade 5 Unit Sharing

        Grade 5 students did a fantastic job this week of sharing their unit work in Language, Mathematics and our unit of inquiry. Our unit, part of Sharing the Planet, focused on our use of energy, its sources and how it needs to be sustainable used. Students created board games as part […]

By Sean O Oussoren | Grade 5 . Sharing the planet . Uncategorized
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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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Sep
28

Grade 5 Snapshots

Here are some photos of grade 5 in action during the past few weeks. There are some pictures of them on their field trip to the Navy Museum and May 4th Square as part of our unit of inquiry about Peace and Conflict. There are also some photos from their work in the art room, […]

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