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, […]
The QAIS community hosts a group of talented teachers! To support QAIS Literacy Week 2017, MYP/DP teachers and our very own principal took a few minutes to come to PYP and read to our PYP1, PYP2, and PYP3 students. Mr Dustman, Mr McCarthy, Mr Quist, and Mr North, are natural story tellers who are able […]
PYP5, PYP6 and MYP2 participated in an illustration workshop with 猫小四 AKA Mr. Happy, a local Comic book writer, and also had the opportunity to practice their Chinese language skills. Mr. Happy explained his approach to illustrating to students, and gave them an example of how to use space, width and opacity of lines. After that, […]
Old and new. Immense and petit. Fast and slow. The future and the past. Shanghai, China’s largest city, is a study in contrasts which QAIS grade 5 and 6 students got to experience first-hand last week as part of their PYP Exhibition unit. In addition to exploring ideas and asking questions related to technology, air […]
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 […]
结合四年级探究主题——材料，我们组织学生们进行语言实践——做泡芙。将做泡芙的过程制作成教学文本，带领学生掌握过程中重要的语言知识，随后带领学生进行制作实践。结束后学生品尝到自己所做泡芙。最后一起将制作泡芙的过程，做成一个海报，巩固所学语言知识和实践能力。 Combine with the POI of grade 4: material , in our Chinese class, students learned the language knowledge of how to make puff . Then we made puff together . Finally, students made a poster of how to make puff in Chinese. Words and images by Ms Stephanie Liu.
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 […]
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 […]
Please enjoy the photographs of grades 1 and 5 students reading together last week in the grade 1 classroom. This sharing opportunity is meaningful and significant for all students to help further develop their literacy (reading fluency, pacing, vocabulary, confidence, etc.) skills and to foster meaningful cross-grade relationships within our QAIS learning community.
What an awesome week in Grade 3! We started our week exploring and learning about fact families in Math! And using force and motion to play with a triangular dice as we were practicing fact families… During this week we also identified and chose the attitudes we will work on in order to become caring, […]