Apr
21

Xi’an Field Trip

What a trip! We spend 4 days together in Xian and we loved every minute of it! Reconnecting with the history of our host country China, inquiring, applying the ATL skills plus getting to know each other better and making memories together is PRICELESS! We visited different museums and historic sites… We started at Banpo […]

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Apr
09

EC Lotus – Montessori PYP: Having so much fun with relationships!

What a pleasure it was to have our Lotus family members join us Wednesday for our celebration of our Relationships Unit of Inquiry! It was such a special opportunity for our children to share their learning with the people they care about so deeply in their lives – their first teachers! Let’s take a pictorial […]

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It’s winter time

Winter has suddenly arrived to Qingdao. I guess because of that, the Christmas spirit has also invaded us. We have decorated our little Christmas tree (and class) and changed some of our art trays with holiday work like this DIY Christmas ball decoration, and Christmas lights cord. Our sensorial table has also changed to white […]

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Nov
04

International celebrations

This has been a short week, but full of activities, books and songs. Halloween was celebrated on Wednesday and some of our students came all dressed up as witches, ghosts, bats, princesses of Disney or monkeys! We started the morning carving a pumpkin and putting a candle inside to make jack-o-lanterns. The children were a bit […]

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Oct
21

Who We Are: Unit Celebration & Wellness Fair

We had a successful Unit Celebration (Who We Are: Healthy Choices) with our parents and hosted a school wide Wellness Fair in collaboration with our friends from Grades 4 and 5. We organized ourselves in five booths: yoga, mandalas, food pyramid, dental hygiene, and germs. Despite the busyness of it all, we truly enjoyed sharing […]

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Oct
14

Unit Celebration and International Day!

  What an amazing week we had! We started getting ready for our Unit Celebration, finalizing  the last details for our Wellness Fair was a great way to start our week! Measurement was our Math strand for this first unit, learning about volume, capacity and conversions was interesting and fun! We love our Yoga class, […]

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Oct
10

A Journey from Mt. Everest to our PYP Sharing Assembly

          Every Friday our Lower School has a special sharing assembly where they invite guests to share their inquiries about the world. Last week, our lower school at QAIS had a special guest during their sharing assembly. Mountaineer and QAIS high school science teacher Mr. Brendan Madden dropped by for a […]

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Oct
07

Tai Chi!

We kicked off our week by taking some time to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. We enjoyed a short retelling of the legend of Chang-E and had a snack picnic outdoors. We have been enjoying the various activities during our Literacy Block. Everyday we practice the four domains of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We […]

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Oct
07

Getting ready…

              We are getting ready to prepare our summative project for our first unit of inquiry “Who We Are”, as part of our literacy block we are preparing “Monologues” to share our learning…stay tuned! Math is always fun and this week we worked with volume and conversions… We also […]

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Sep
24

Peace starts from within us

During the past two weeks we have been very busy at Bamboo Cottage. The new students are showing curiosity about the environment and materials. They are progressively embracing common rules and our daily routine. Sometimes they still show hesitation to follow the group but they are becoming more open minded. We are lucky to have these […]

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