QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Feb
16

A Behind the Scenes Look: Seussical the Musical

(Text written by Ms Trisha H.) “Now I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue with a cat such as me, and a thinker like you!” – Cat-in-the-Hat, The Seussical. That’s right, Dr. Seuss and his beloved cast of characters are coming to QAIS! Students from grades 3-12 will bring this funny, heartwarming, and highly […]

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Feb
06

Happy New Year!

We came back from our winter break and jumped right back into literacy circles. We read together, summarized, asked questions about the reading, illustrated an important event & character in the story, looked up unfamiliar words, and shared with each other.  We really enjoyed playing the game Scoot in which we went from one chair […]

By Jessica Vargas | ATL in PYP . Grade 1
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Jan
08

In Grade 2…

We started our third unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, before the winter holiday. Our central idea is “Throughout history, people have invented and innovated to improve their quality of life.” As a tuning in activity we were engaged in a sort of 8 different inventions and their innovations. We know […]

By Jessica Vargas | Grade 2 . How the world works
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Nov
28

Unit Celebration How the World Works

Our Unit Celebration week finally came! We were so excited getting ready to share our learning from our unit of inquiry How the World Works! This week we also got the opportunity to visit Grade 5 for their Trade Day! And we were invited by Ms. Trisha and Grade 7 to be the audience for […]

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Nov
24

QAIS Trade Day

Inspired from a story read in class, as related to our Sharing the Planet Unit of Inquiry, the idea to create a Trade Day was initiated by the students in grade 1. Creating a Trade Day event was identified as one solution that we could put into action in order to reduce our consumption, to reuse what we already have and to reduce the amount of trash that […]

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Nov
20

Getting ready for our summative…

Times flies when you are having fun learning! This week we started our preparation for our summative of How the World Works! We collaborated with our partners to make a plan… We also decided the different hero quotes related with QAIS Mission Statement to display on our bulletin boards… And we shared our ideas and […]

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Nov
14

Grade 1 Cleans The Beach

Grade 1 students successfully and enthusiastically accepted their “Mission Possible” on November 11th, by taking direct action and assuming responsibility to ensure a healthy and clean planet. After learning about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the thousands of pounds of trash that are dumped each year into the world’s oceans, students were determined to […]

By Jon Springer | Grade 1
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Nov
13

Setting the stage…

This past week we continued exploring measurement with non-standard units… Thank you Grade 6 for reading to us your amazing stories…we really enjoyed listening to your creativity! We are now setting the stage for our summative project about transportation systems. We have been working in our respective water, ground, and air transportation groups to create […]

By Jessica Vargas | Function . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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Nov
13

Forces, Motion and Super Heroes!

Our weeks in Grade 3 just keep getting better and better! We started our week creating some Fact Families in a triangular 3D shape using multiplication, division and 3 digit numbers… We also celebrated our 5 friends who earned all 10 attributes, we are very proud of you Lisa, Charlotte, Beckham, Arthur and Kevin WK, […]

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Nov
07

Autumn Celebrations

We had a fantastic week full of celebrations @QAIS Grade 3! We started our week with our Autumn Celebration! We learned about the Mexican celebration “El Día de los Muertos”, a beautiful celebration of life where Mexican people remember their loved ones who are not longer with them in this life… In collaboration with our […]

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