International Baccalaureate Qingdao

Mar
24

Pot of Gold!

We kicked off our week with a fun filled morning with our Grade 5 Learning Buddies doing a “green challenge” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We were pleasantly surprised when we found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Our literacy blocks are very productive. We are working on vocabulary puzzles for […]

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Oct
10

A Journey from Mt. Everest to our PYP Sharing Assembly

          Every Friday our Lower School has a special sharing assembly where they invite guests to share their inquiries about the world. Last week, our lower school at QAIS had a special guest during their sharing assembly. Mountaineer and QAIS high school science teacher Mr. Brendan Madden dropped by for a […]

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Jun
13

So Sing Out Loud and Sing Out Clear. Everyone’s Song Is Welcome Here! | 就这样大声的唱,清晰的诵吧,给孩子们的歌声点赞!

Among many other messages of encouragement and hope, this one rings particularly true from the June 5th performance of Swamped! In this special performance, children from the toddler, Early Childhood and grades 1, 2 and 3 classes came together to perform a musical of songs about friendship and courage. Over the course of 6 weeks […]

By Lauren Borodenko | Early Childhood . Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Montessori . Toddler
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Jan
31

This end is just the beginning

When they started the unit six weeks ago students wondered if everything cool was already discovered. Students in grade four rounded out their unit study of exploration with a grand unit celebration today. With many of their teachers, grandparents and parents in attendance, students presented their learning in our new second-floor conference room. Each student in Mr. […]

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Jun
16

PYP-MYP Transition

QAIS is a 3 IB Program Continuum School. As such, we continuously work towards understanding how we can build bridges between out programs in order for students to experience an optimal learning journey. QAIS first full PYP cohort graduated last year (2015-2016), and since I had established a relationship with them during that year, I […]

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May
23

Learning to Convey Message through Illustration

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, […]

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May
08

Grade 5 and 6 Experience Shanghai

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 […]

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Mar
08

Grade 4 Chinese Work in the POI.

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.

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Feb
17

Grade 5 Unit Sharing

        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 […]

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Nov
24

QAIS Trade Day

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 […]

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