QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Mar
06

Grade 4 Chinese work

                  Grade 4 students shared what they were working on with their parents after the Sharing Assembly on 3 March 2017.

By Kirsten Loza | Chinese . Grade 4
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Grade 4 field trip: Matter and materials unit

Grade 4 students are learning that “natural materials can undergo changes that may provide challenges and benefits for society and the environment.” This is the central idea for the Matter and materials unit of inquiry which falls under the transdisciplinary theme How the world works. To learn how materials undergo changes, the class visited 二月二农场”February Second Farm” where we learned […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . How the world works
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Grade 4 ski trip

On 14 February, Grade 4 joined Grades 5 and 1 on a ski trip. Here are photos of 4th graders skiing taken from the day.

By Kirsten Loza | Uncategorized
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Feb
17

Grade 5 Unit Sharing

        Grade 5 students did a fantastic job this week of sharing their unit work in Language, Mathematics and our unit of inquiry. Our unit, part of Sharing the Planet, focused on our use of energy, its sources and how it needs to be sustainable used. Students created board games as part […]

By Sean O Oussoren | Grade 5 . Sharing the planet . Uncategorized
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Feb
16

PYP 5 Gets a Look at Renewable Energy

(Text by Ms Trisha H) PYP 5 students had the opportunity to see how China is taking the lead on renewable energy investment and development as an extension to their classroom investigation of how energy may be converted, transformed and used to support progress.  This is all a part of their unit of inquiry into How […]

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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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