QAIS Early Childhood

May
13

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the moms, we hope you enjoyed your special Sunday in the company of your beloved children. They happily created a poster for you last week, with milk and a few drops of food coloring. The children first dyed watercolor paper and next stamped a message. Messy, but most definitely fun! The latest materials […]

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Mar
24

EC Lotus: Montessori-PYP

Sharing our love of learning 分享我们对学习的热爱 Welcome, Lotus Parents, Families and Friends to the online platform for sharing our learning experiences in the Lotus Cottage and the QAIS community. This EC blog is a welcomed opportunity for us to share with you a unique perspective into how our children are engaged in their academic, social-emotional […]

By Early Childhood Team | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Mar
24

We Are Family!

Dear Parents, Welcome to our ‘Week in Photos’ on the QAIS blog. This week has been busy with challenging and meaningful work happening in all areas of the classroom. The cultural area has seen lots of activity, with some of our youngest children creating their own maps using the continent puzzle. It has been wonderful […]

By Early Childhood Team | Connection . Early Childhood . IB School . Montessori
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Mar
24

Spring is Here !!

“The land is where our roots are, the children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth”.  – Maria Montessori. Dear Peony Families, We welcome you to our new Peony Cottage sharing platform. We are looking forward to connect with you and keep you updated with classroom activities. Springtime is for […]

By Early Childhood Team | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Dec
21

Merry Christmas

Hard to believe four months of school have already passed by. Our last two weeks of the year have gone fast and so many things have happened. Snowflakes falling through the air, in my face, in my hair… (the last song we learned). Snow surprised us early last week and turned our day into a […]

By Helena Arranz | Change . Montessori . Reflection . Responsibility . Toddler
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Dec
03

Arrivals and Farewells

Arrivals are always entertaining. Children enter into the classroom full of energy, smiling and with many stories to tell. They take off backpacks and coats, change shoes, and place personal belongings in their cubbies. They are all familiarized with this routine and they enjoy chatting with friends and helping each other to get ready. Children are […]

By Helena Arranz | Uncategorized
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Nov
26

Thanksgiving Week

Last week was a week of success, there were many new additions to our routine to encourage independence and to reinforce responsibility. Children were open to the new activities and they happily committed to the tasks. Some of them baked the muffins to share with families on Friday, and others cut some apples for the […]

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Nov
18

Birthdays and more!

Our campus looks gorgeous with these yellowish colors. Fall is really amazing here in Qingdao. We walked around to admire and learn about leaves, colors and natural life cycles. We have been expanding our knowledge in areas such as language and geography as well as refining fine motor skills and increasing attention span. It is […]

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Nov
12

Busy hands, active brains

With a few children absent last week, the days ran mostly quiet in Bamboo Cottage. New activities also kept the children engaged and focused. Art is a meaningful way for self expression. The youngest are starting to pay more attention to lines, colors and design, while the older ones can already express orally what they […]

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Oct
30

Fall & Pumpkins

Last week we were reading a book called “The old lady who swallowed leaves” accompanied by a wonderful sensorial bin full of leaves, pumpkins, seeds and other seasonal nuts to explore through our touch and visual senses. Toddlers loved to put their hands into the box and play while learning vocabulary at the same time. […]

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