QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Mar
04

How we organize ourselves

An important part of being a learner is reflection, we all thought back on our last unit of inquiry, Where we are in Place and Time, and shared what we learned, what worked and where we need to improve… We have started literacy circles, which will help us continue to grow as readers and writers. […]

By Cecilia Flores | Grade 1 . Grade 2 . How we organize ourselves
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Feb
25

Unit celebration and Happy New Year!!!

What an eventful week! We had so much fun preparing our learning space to share all of our learning from our unit of inquiry, Where we are in Place and Time: Inventions and Innovations. We had a great start to the week by celebrating Chinese New Year and the Grand Opening of our new campus. […]

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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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Feb
04

Simple Machines简易机械

After enjoying the movie of Ferdinand, we became book & movie critics. We began by doing a compare and contrast with a Venn diagram to identify the similarities and differences. Then we each shared our opinion about which one we preferred and why. 看完了《公牛历险记》的电影之后,我们都变成了电影和小说的评论家。我们先是用维恩图解对小说和电影的相似之处和不同之处,进行对比和比较。然后再一起讨论,我们更喜欢小说还是电影,以及为什么喜欢。 We unscrambled our third line of inquiry: Inventions and innovations that […]

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Jan
31

This end is just the beginning

When they started the unit six weeks ago students wondered if everything cool was already discovered. Students in grade four rounded out their unit study of exploration with a grand unit celebration today. With many of their teachers, grandparents and parents in attendance, students presented their learning in our new second-floor conference room. Each student in Mr. […]

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Jan
29

A QAIS jazz session with musician and composer Michael Zsoldos与音乐作曲家Michael Zsoldos的QAIS爵士盛会

At QAIS we talk about language a lot. As a multi-lingual community, we are all constantly working to communicate, deepen understanding and make connections with each other. It came to my attention this week that our students have another significant “language” connection to each other and to the world; the language of music. This should […]

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Jan
22

Grade 4 and All That Jazz

What do jazz, found objects, Mt. Everest, e.e. cummings, the novel “Wonder”, and Skype have to do with each other? Turns out, quite a lot when you are in Mr. Bacon’s 4th grade class at QAIS!   Grade 4 students are currently engaged in a PYP unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme “Where we are in place and time.” In this unit, […]

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Jan
21

Inventions and Innovations发明和创造

One of the five essential elements of our PYP curriculum are the key concepts and in this unit of inquiry, Where We are in Place and Time, we will focus on change, responsibility and reflection. To help us better understand these concepts we shared questions that we wonder about related to the concepts and put […]

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Jan
16

365 New Days to Shine崭新的365天熠熠生辉

Welcome 2018! We are back with plenty of energy, after a nice winter break. The dream has come true and we are already settled in our new campus. Our students are actively engaged in a discovery process of their new learning space. We would like to also give a warm welcome to our new team […]

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Jan
13

New beginnings!

We are very excited for new beginnings in our beautiful new campus and classroom! We began our week by writing and illustrating our favorite holiday moment. We were very interested in sharing with one another about all the fun things we all did. One of the five essential elements of our IB curriculum are the […]

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