QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Apr
08

Romance of Three Kingdoms (三顾茅庐)

本单元的中文课上,我和学生们一起探讨了“什么是戏剧”以及“戏剧的基本形式”。同时,学生们利用四天的时间准备了课本剧《三顾茅庐》并在单元分享会上向老师、家长及其他同学进行表演。课前,学生们了解了大量有关三国时期的历史故事及人物特点,因此他们轻松地记住了文言台词并能够深入体会人物角色的特点以至于在课本剧表演中自然投入地扮演了各自的角色,赢得了家长和老师们的一致好评! For he transdisciplinary theme ‘How we express ourselves’, in Chinese mother tongue, PYP 4 students inquired into what is drama, and studied “different types of drama”. Fort he unit celebration, students prepared a piece drama named Romance of Three Kingdoms. During the preparation time, the students learnt lots of history stories happened in The […]

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Unit sharing: Art Expression

This is a gallery of images taken during Grade 4’s unit sharing of all their work during the How we express ourselves unit of inquiry.

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Mar
28

Cape Dorset art

Ms Jacqueline Oussoren, Owen’s mum and QAIS EC teacher, visited the Grade 4 classroom to talk about art work by artists from Cape Dorset. She led a class discussion on the role of colour and images and the messages they convey. Grade 4 students chose different art work to colour based on the stories they […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Mar
28

The Power of Poetry

    Grade 2 students at QAIS are currently working on a unit poetry, whose central idea is: “Poetry is a unique and powerful form of expression.” Students will be combining their poetry writing skills, as well as the understandings in music class in order to consolidate the concept of patterns and rhythm, and to […]

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Mar
25

Grade 4 Egg Hunt

Grade 4 organised an egg hunt and egg painting with the youngest QAIS students–the Toddler Class! The class decided the “treats” to go inside each plastic egg. The treats are: two images which can be coloured, two stickers, and two paper airplanes. They also decided where to hide the eggs in the playground. After leading […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Montessori
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Mar
24

The Importance of being Caring

There is no doubt about the fact that our experiences shape who we are and that looking at things situations, problems or learning itself form different perspectives helps us achieve higher understandings. Molly Morrison, young American author and illustrator, advocate and volunteer for Libraries for Africa, currently based in Qingdao, paid a visit to QAIS […]

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Mar
24

Grade 5 / 6 PYP Exhibition has begun

    It is official. We have officially begun the Exhibition with students brainstorming issues and topics that they found motivating. Today we continued by asking students to come up with the Essential Agreements that they believe will help make this entire journey as successful and rewarding as possible. I’ve attached a few photos to […]

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Mar
22

Grade 4 Action Painting

Grade 4 students learned about abstract expressionism using action painting which can be seen in the work of Jackson Pollock. In creating abstract art work, students learned about the different gestures when creating action painting: sudden (quick)/sustained (slow); direct/indirect (flexible); strong/light; and, flow bound/free. This learning engagement links with Grade 4’s unit of inquiry under the […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Grade 4 Milk Art

In class we look for opportunity to explore science concepts through our unit of inquiry. Grade 4 is currently doing a unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves. The central idea is: Throughout history, people have interacted with each other and communicated using arts. The lines inquiry are: how people communicate through art how […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Mar
18

Grade 4 Comic Strips

During the Upper School’s Literacy Week, Dr Dan North and his Grade 11 students worked with Grade 4 students to write and illustrate their own comic strips. Grade 4 students chose an event in their lives which they have to illustrate in the comic panels. Students gained an understanding of the strong relationships between images, […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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