QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Nov
12

PYP Magnolia and Sunflower Cottages

Welcome to our new Magnolia and Sunflower PYP space. We began our week by being reflective of our learning and shared ideas for our Essential Agreement so that we may all have a safe and fun learning environment. 欢迎来到我们小学部新的班级木兰班和向日葵班。我们以反思我们的学习和分享我们对校规协议的看法开始新的一周,以此获得一个安全、有趣的学习环境。   We are excited about working towards becoming readers, writers, and illustrators. Our teachers Ms. Cecilia […]

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Nov
06

A “Spooktacular” Halloween to Remember

On Tuesday, October 31st, students in Grades 3-5 took part in a Halloween Gala.  Planned by Ms. Veronica, Ms. Gloria, and Ms. Jade, students were treated to various activities that celebrated Halloween Eve. 3-D ring making was one of the centers and students were able to use tools to design a ring for themselves.  The […]

By Meredith Daniels | Concepts . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . How we express ourselves
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Oct
15

The Plum Blossom September Journey

I would like to thank you for coming to our Open House last week. I enjoyed the meaningful conversations we had. I totally understand if some parents couldn’t make it to the event, however, I welcome concerns or questions you might have anytime.    Please welcome Ms. Amelia, our new intern, to Plum Blossom cottage! […]

By Indah McCarthy | Montessori
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Sep
26

Welcome to Bamboo Cottage

Welcome all new families and students to this new academic year in Bamboo Cottage! Welcome to our returning families and students! It has been wonderful to welcome known faces willing to keep learning and new inquiring children with a strong curiosity to explore their new environment, in our cozy class. The first weeks have flown by […]

By Helena Arranz | Language Acquisition . Montessori . Toddler
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Sep
24

Sneak Peak at Magnolia Cottage

Time flies when you are learning and having fun! We just finished our first month in school! We love our community , every Friday in Magnolia Cottage we take some time during our morning meeting to appreciate our friends as part of our Thankful Friday! During the past 2 weeks we celebrated the life of […]

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Sep
19

Montessori Early Childhood Takes a Flying Start

Welcome to the new academic year to all new students and families in Peony, Lotus and Plum Blossom Cottage! Our first weeks of school have been filled with excitement and positive energy brought in by the new and returning students and teachers.   “This then is the first duty of an educator: to stir up […]

By Indah McCarthy | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Sep
03

Sunflower Cottage’s First Month!

We began our first few days of school discussing and sharing what important essential agreements we should agree to follow in order for our classroom to be a safe learning environment for everyone. We had fun working together to act out the essential agreements. These essential agreements are in our classroom as friendly reminders as […]

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Sep
03

Welcome to Magnolia Cottage / 欢迎来到木兰班 / Magnolia 반에 오신 것을 환영합니다!

We are very excited to start sharing our journey as a Montessori-PYP class where friends from years 1,2 and 3 will learn and grow together! We started building a community by creating our Essential Agreement to create a safe learning environment for all to learn! 我们非常激动地开始蒙氏–小学混合班级的全新旅程, 1、2、3年级的孩子将在这里一同学习和成长!  我们正在建立一个社区,希望通过制定协议书为所有人创造一个安全的学习环境!  1,2,3 학년의 친구들이 함께 배우고 성장할 수 있는 […]

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Jun
16

PYP-MYP Transition

QAIS is a 3 IB Program Continuum School. As such, we continuously work towards understanding how we can build bridges between out programs in order for students to experience an optimal learning journey. QAIS first full PYP cohort graduated last year (2015-2016), and since I had established a relationship with them during that year, I […]

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May
29

Grade 4 – Sculpture Park Gallery

In Grade 4’s unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves, students visited the gallery at Sculpture park to view the work created and curated by art students at the Universiy of Qingdao. Below are the images from the field trip.     The central idea for this unit is “Throughout history, people have interacted with each other […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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