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Grade 1 and Mid-Autumn Festival

On September 15th, grade 1 students celebrated the mid-autumn festival in class. In connection with our studies, many students brought in moon-cake artifacts (moulds). We took the opportunity to speak about the similarities and differences of these meaningful artifacts and discussed how they give us insight and information about time and place. We also shared traditional stories, information, made our own moon-cakes and created moon […]

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Sep
27

Grade 1 at the Qingdao Museum

        Last week grade 1 students had a unique opportunity to visit the Qingdao Municipal Museum in connection with our central idea, “personal histories are documented to show journeys through time and place” within the PYP organizing theme Where We Are in Place and Time. At the museum students were invited to analyse recently […]

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Sep
26

Peace Day!

      Awesome week Grade 3! We love working with our Literacy Circles, exploring the different ways to analyze a book is a fantastic way to work on our Reading skills! Our word bank is growing along with our vocabulary and spelling skills, we love adding words to help our class! This week we […]

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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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Sep
18

Happy Moon Festival!!!

Another great week at QAIS! We started our week learning the different roles of the Literacy Circles! And we explored new reading tools, we love our reading phones!!! This week we had a very important celebration here in China, The Moon Festival. We had the opportunity to be story tellers and share some of our […]

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Sep
11

Week 3 in Grade 3!

What a week! We love to start our day with the Brain declaration that helps us to get our minds ready for an awesome day! Building community is a priority in our class, having “Complement Day” is a great way to learn to appreciate everyone in our class! This week we had our library orientation, […]

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Grade 3 beginnings…

We had a fantastic 9 first days of school! We are very excited with our Yoga Mats that will be a wonderful tool in our learning journey!   Exploring different ways to work with Math is always helpful, we are learning alternative ways to use a 100 number chart as a helping tool!   In […]

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Aug
25

Who we are…. in Memes

PYP3 students are currently unpacking the following central idea: Building communities involves understanding our rights and accepting our responsibilities. They have decided to take a fun and creative approach to define how rights and responsibilities are connected. Look at the amazing collection of Memes they have created!      

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Oct
30

Halloween, culture celebration and expression

In PYP it’s not just about dressing up: we examine how we value the meaning of traditions and festivities, not just how you celebrate them and get ready for them. Here are some snapshots of our Halloween celebration in PYP.                                  […]

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