QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

May
05

PYP Chinese Students Take Action

PYP 1’s fourth unit’s title is roles in based on the concept of “community”. In Chinese class, we talked about how to make our QAIS community more beautiful. So the students decided to make a free library and planted plants for the school as a group. 在第四个探究单元中,一年级的探究主题是社区中的角色。中文课上,孩子们为如何建设一个更美好的QAIS出谋划策:创建免费图书馆以及种植花草。 Text and images by Ms Hailey Chen.

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May
02

Grade 4 Lines, Angles and Shapes

Grade 4 students have just completed a unit in the shape and space strand in mathematics. In this stand-alone unit, students understood the big idea that “specific vocabulary can be used to describe an object’s position in space.” Grade 4 students reviewed many geometric terms including the different types of angles, polygons, lines, and triangles by doing […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4
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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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