QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

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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Jan
12

Joy & Peace for 2018

What a warm welcome we had for our first week back to school after holiday…at our new campus!  Lotus Cottage friends returned to school in great spirits, rested and relaxed, and ready to jump right into the swing of things.  They came on Monday to familiarize themselves with our new home and became engrossed in […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Dec
12

Merry Christmas!

It was a short 3 day week, but filled with great holiday cheer! We began our week by learning about the Christmas story with our black light theatre. We talked about the traditions of this holiday which is celebrated in many countries around the world. To commemorate the time we have been at this campus […]

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Dec
10

Reflections and Christmas Concert!

We are reflective learners and as such we began our week with reflecting about our unit of inquiry How the World Works. We were very excited to see which IB learner profile attribute cards we have earned this first part of the school year… Cooperation and collaboration are integral to our learning and we really […]

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Dec
07

A Glimpse into Peony Cottage |蒙氏牡丹班一瞥

This year is going by so quickly!! It’s hard to believe November has gone already. This reminds us of what a wonderful beginning we have had this year and how Peony Cottage children are truly growing together as a community. From learning how to express one’s feelings, greeting others (shaking hands), waiting for their turns, […]

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Dec
02

Magnolia and Sunflower Cottages’ Unit Celebration. | 木兰班和向日葵班的单元庆祝活动

We began our week by wrapping up our unit of inquiry ‘How the World Works’, and preparing for our first unit celebration. We worked together to organize our classroom so that our parents could enjoy and appreciate all our hard work.      本周工作,我们以总结我们探究单元“世界是如何运转的”开始,并且开始着手准备第一期的单元庆祝活动。老师和学生们一起布置教室,我们的家长也积极参与乐在其中并对于我们的辛勤工作给予了肯定。   One of our summative projects was to design, create, and […]

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