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Jun
22

Happy Summer Holidays!

We are celebrating the closure of a year of success, personal growth, and friendship!!! The last weeks have gone so fast and we already ended this school year! Unbelievable! Children have been shining with their own light, showing the best of themselves. Responsibility, patience, caring, happiness, joy, and a passion for what they do. There is […]

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Jun
10

Swamped!

We had an eventful week with our Toddler through Grade 3 musical, Swamped! We really enjoyed representing all the animals from the Okefenokee swamp and singing together! We were reflective about our unit, Sharing the Planet, and checked our life strip to see how many attribute cards we earned… One of our summative projects was […]

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May
27

Building the summative…

We began our week with Ms. Patricia & Ms. LiYan presenting the Creation Story. We all really enjoyed the narrative and the experiments presented to help us see it in a different perspective. We are continuing to grow as readers and writers in our Literacy Circles and some of our friends are now choosing their […]

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May
18

Fun under the sun

For the past three weeks, our toddlers have explored so much about the world. First week of May, our lovely Qingdao turned pink with all those beautiful cherry blossoms. The weather also started to get warmer and we didn’t hesitate to walk around the campus with a basket in hand and improvise a cherry blossom collection. […]

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May
14

Happy Mother’s Day!

As we grow as writers, we are also learning how to become more independent. We created a check list for our narrative writing pieces. This will help us reflect on our writing and work towards making it better each time. We are so excited for the collaborative work of our unit Sharing the Planet. We […]

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May
03

Taking action!

Our literacy circle book this week was, The Talent Contest, in connection with our upcoming QAIS Got Talent Show for our Family Fun Day. Besides continuing to work on our reading and writing skills it has helped us to ease our nervousness about auditioning for the talent show. For this new unit of inquiry, Sharing the […]

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Apr
19

Sharing and reflection time…

Thank you friends from both QAIS and Baishan for coming to our classroom and giving us the opportunity to share with you all our learning from our latest unit of inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves: Transportation Systems. It put a smile on our hearts to see how interested you were about seeing the city we […]

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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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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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Dec
07

A Glimpse into Peony Cottage |蒙氏牡丹班一瞥

This year is going by so quickly!! It’s hard to believe November has gone already. This reminds us of what a wonderful beginning we have had this year and how Peony Cottage children are truly growing together as a community. From learning how to express one’s feelings, greeting others (shaking hands), waiting for their turns, […]

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