QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Grade 1 and Mid-Autumn Festival

On September 15th, grade 1 students celebrated the mid-autumn festival in class. In connection with our studies, many students brought in moon-cake artifacts (moulds). We took the opportunity to speak about the similarities and differences of these meaningful artifacts and discussed how they give us insight and information about time and place. We also shared traditional stories, information, made our own moon-cakes and created moon […]

By Sean O Oussoren | Grade 1 . Who we are
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Sep
27

Grade 1 at the Qingdao Museum

        Last week grade 1 students had a unique opportunity to visit the Qingdao Municipal Museum in connection with our central idea, “personal histories are documented to show journeys through time and place” within the PYP organizing theme Where We Are in Place and Time. At the museum students were invited to analyse recently […]

By Sean O Oussoren | Grade 1 . Uncategorized . Who we are
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Sep
26

Peace Day!

      Awesome week Grade 3! We love working with our Literacy Circles, exploring the different ways to analyze a book is a fantastic way to work on our Reading skills! Our word bank is growing along with our vocabulary and spelling skills, we love adding words to help our class! This week we […]

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Sep
26

Early Childhood & PYP After School Activities

After school activities started for all students this past Tuesday. New to this school year, we have added activities open to early childhood students. They are learning to dance, cook, kick in Tae Kwon Do, and draw language thoughtfully in calligraphy.  

By Jon Springer | Chinese . Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Montessori
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Sep
26

PYP 2016 International Peace Day Carousel

Our PYP students at QAIS celebrated International Peace Day with a meaningful 5-stop carousel of activities. Students engaged with their own ideas by reading “If Peace Is…” and then creating their own booklets of their personal ideas of peace. From the personal, they moved to thinking about other children in the world as our CAS […]

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Sep
26

Grade 6 Trip to Jimo

Grade 6 students visited Jimo Quan Primary School this week. Their two-minute Youku video of the experience is a must see! Our students guided the Jimo students through a 45-minute English language lesson. Then, they taught them three different games they had invented in Mr. Reuben’s Physical Education class. Students bonded while playing together on the Jimo […]

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Grade 4 election for Student Council

  A few grade 4 students delivered a speech to the class to get their classmates’ vote in order to win as class representative in QAIS student council. After listening to the speeches, Grade 4 class carefully weighed their decisions and voted for 2 class representatives. Below are images and videos from the wonderful speeches […]

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . Uncategorized
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Grade 4 during 2016 Peace Day celebration

  These are images of Grade 4 students participating in the QAIS International Peace Day flip book carousel event on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

By Kirsten Loza | Grade 4 . PSPE
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Sep
18

Welcome Grade 2!

We are very excited to give a warm welcome to our Grade 2 students! We are looking forward to an incredible journey together. During our first  few weeks of school  we have had fun getting to know each other, learning our class routines, creating our essential agreement, and learning together.We enjoyed reading with our Grade […]

By Jessica Vargas | Connection . Function . Grade 2 . Language Acquisition
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Sep
18

Happy Moon Festival!!!

Another great week at QAIS! We started our week learning the different roles of the Literacy Circles! And we explored new reading tools, we love our reading phones!!! This week we had a very important celebration here in China, The Moon Festival. We had the opportunity to be story tellers and share some of our […]

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