QAIS - IB Primary Years Programme Blog

Dec
01

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year In Lotus Cottage | 这是莲花班一年中最绚烂的时光

This is my favorite time of the year… between (American) Thanksgiving and the December holiday season that rings in the next year, there is so much hustle and bustle going on!  With a new Unit of Inquiry just beginning about Earth’s Cycle, the holiday concert to rehearse for, a potluck luncheon to look forward to, […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Nov
27

Something new is happening in Bamboo Cottage! | 在竹屋发生的新鲜事儿! |Bamboo cottage 에는 뭔가 특별하고 새로운 것이 있어요!

Today we focus on how children learn to express themselves, which is an important aspect of being human since we are all living in a multicultural society and we all need to communicate with each other. During the day children have many opportunities to express how they feel. Apart from encouraging both individual and group conversations, we provide […]

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Nov
27

Meet Our Young Authors |走近我们的小作家们

Students in grade 4 studied the unit of Conflict Resolution this term. The class was involved in an in-depth exploration to what makes bias become prejudice and why conflict arises between people. Students studied different roles that they could play inside of a conflict and how they could be problem solvers when conflict happens. As […]

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Nov
26

Getting ready…

We had an awesome 4 day week! We began with our Poetry Book, which is part of our year long unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves, in which we learn about poetry as a form of expression. We added the lyrics to the song we have been singing, Individuality. We love this song because […]

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Nov
18

Light and Sound

Another great start to the week thinking about ways that we connect with others and sharing our ideas through illustrations and words. One of our attributes is communicator and we have discussed how there are various ways of communicating and a powerful one is through the use of illustrations as a first step of writing. […]

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Nov
12

Growing together

Students are loving their time in the classroom, showing engagement in their work, and being knowledgeable of the routine. They have become principled and balanced, choosing materials and activities by themselves and exploring them as deeply as they can. The attention span of this group is increasing each day. Everyone has their favorite kind of […]

By Helena Arranz | Language Acquisition . Montessori . Toddler
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Nov
12

PYP Magnolia and Sunflower Cottages

Welcome to our new Magnolia and Sunflower PYP space. We began our week by being reflective of our learning and shared ideas for our Essential Agreement so that we may all have a safe and fun learning environment. 欢迎来到我们小学部新的班级木兰班和向日葵班。我们以反思我们的学习和分享我们对校规协议的看法开始新的一周,以此获得一个安全、有趣的学习环境。   We are excited about working towards becoming readers, writers, and illustrators. Our teachers Ms. Cecilia […]

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Nov
06

A “Spooktacular” Halloween to Remember

On Tuesday, October 31st, students in Grades 3-5 took part in a Halloween Gala.  Planned by Ms. Veronica, Ms. Gloria, and Ms. Jade, students were treated to various activities that celebrated Halloween Eve. 3-D ring making was one of the centers and students were able to use tools to design a ring for themselves.  The […]

By Meredith Daniels | Concepts . Grade 3 . Grade 4 . Grade 5 . How we express ourselves
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Oct
15

The Plum Blossom September Journey

I would like to thank you for coming to our Open House last week. I enjoyed the meaningful conversations we had. I totally understand if some parents couldn’t make it to the event, however, I welcome concerns or questions you might have anytime.    Please welcome Ms. Amelia, our new intern, to Plum Blossom cottage! […]

By Indah McCarthy | Montessori
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Sep
26

Welcome to Bamboo Cottage

Welcome all new families and students to this new academic year in Bamboo Cottage! Welcome to our returning families and students! It has been wonderful to welcome known faces willing to keep learning and new inquiring children with a strong curiosity to explore their new environment, in our cozy class. The first weeks have flown by […]

By Helena Arranz | Language Acquisition . Montessori . Toddler
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