Old and new. Immense and petit. Fast and slow. The future and the past. Shanghai, China’s largest city, is a study in contrasts which QAIS grade 5 and 6 students got to experience first-hand last week as part of their PYP Exhibition unit. In addition to exploring ideas and asking questions related to technology, air […]
On February 24th, 2017, grade 1 students had the opportunity to share their knowledge and understanding of balance and healthy choices during the first ever QAIS “Balanced Luncheon”. Following the luncheon, students shared all of their unit work. It was a pleasure to see all of the parents and students participating so enthusiastically in this event, to observe the level of engagement, the pride and joy from students and parents alike.
On March 20th, grade 1 students had the opportunity to participate in a short field trip, as connected with inquiries into our interconnected community. We were hosted by Hui Ruirui at Angelina’s Cafe, to hear many details about her role in the community as cafe owner and how she works together with so many different […]
On March 17th, 2017, grade 1 students engaged in a successful community scavenger hunt , identifying and “spying” buildings, places and spaces that have a specific function. They found banks, hotels, schools, restaurants, parks, theaters, police stations, a fire station, a radio and television station and many […]
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 […]
Please enjoy the photographs of grades 1 and 5 students reading together last week in the grade 1 classroom. This sharing opportunity is meaningful and significant for all students to help further develop their literacy (reading fluency, pacing, vocabulary, confidence, etc.) skills and to foster meaningful cross-grade relationships within our QAIS learning community.
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, […]
Grade 1 students enjoyed a second opportunity to share their love of books with the grade 5 students this morning. It was a fantastic collaborative experience that supports literacy for the both the younger and older students, while forming important multi-age relationships across the PYP community.
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 […]