QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

May
02

Artist visits Grade 4

Zhangtinglin is a sculptor and painter of traditional Chinese painting. He is based in Qingdao. He visited the Grade 4 class on 28 April 2017 in connection to the Grade 4 unit on “Art Talks”. This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves. The central idea for this unit is “Throughout history, people have […]

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Grade 4 Earth Day

Grade 4 students took part in the 2017 Earth Day by going to the Sculpture Park in Qingdao to pick up litter. While there, they also looked the sculpture to understand what message the artwork is trying to communicate. This activity connects with their new unit on “Art talks.” This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme How we express […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How we express ourselves
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Apr
26

Every day is Earth Day!

At QAIS we care! PYP2 and PYP3 joined forces on Earth’s Day and decided to spend part of the day learning outdoors while taking action and collaborate to clean part of our beloved ShiLaoRen Beach.

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Apr
20

Grade 2 Poetry Slam!

We began our unit on poetry by putting together our central idea and lines of inquiry in small groups and then discussing as a whole class what we understood and the questions we had. We then decided to create our Book of Poems so that we could organize poems we would read and study throughout […]

By Jessica Vargas | Connection . Form . Grade 2 . How we express ourselves
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Apr
20

Beginning of 2017 Memories

After various activities where we practiced how to regroup when adding we moved on to borrowing. We had a conversation about why we need to borrow and then applied our skills with multiple exercises that we recorded in our math notebooks. For this unit in writing we learned and practiced how to write about reading. […]

By Jessica Vargas | Grade 2 . Where we are in place and time
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Mar
20

Grade 1 Unit Sharing

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.

By Jacqueline Oussoren | Uncategorized
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Mar
20

Grade 1 Field Trip to Angelina’s Cafe for their Unit on Community

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 […]

By Jacqueline Oussoren | Uncategorized
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Mar
20

Grade 1 Community Scavenger Hunt

                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 […]

By Jacqueline Oussoren | Uncategorized
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Mar
08

Grade 4 Chinese Work in the POI.

结合四年级探究主题——材料,我们组织学生们进行语言实践——做泡芙。将做泡芙的过程制作成教学文本,带领学生掌握过程中重要的语言知识,随后带领学生进行制作实践。结束后学生品尝到自己所做泡芙。最后一起将制作泡芙的过程,做成一个海报,巩固所学语言知识和实践能力。 Combine with the POI of grade 4: material , in our Chinese class, students learned the language knowledge of how to make puff . Then we made puff together . Finally, students made a poster of how to make puff in Chinese.   Words and images by Ms Stephanie Liu.

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Mar
08

4 Great Inventions

本单元结合二年级的探究主题——发明创造,我们重点学习了中国四大发明之一——造纸术。使学生了解各种纸的中文名称,并能够动手将各种纸分门别类粘贴定位。与此同时,由纸的话题延伸至要节约用纸的观念培养,并以“节约用纸”为文本进行语言知识的学习。 Connecting with grade 2 POI—invention, we learned one kind of China’s invention— paper. Students learned how to identify different kinds of paper in Chinese. Then using the “save paper” lesson, students’ sense of saving paper has been improved.   Images and text by Ms Stephanie.

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