Qingdao Amerasia International School

Mar
25

Leprechauns and gold!

St. Patrick day was celebrated across the world on March 17th, so we had a greenish theme last week. Leprechauns and lucky clovers everywhere, as you can see! If you hear your child talking about O’DonPa, that is our Leprechaun friend who is very naughty and likes to play hide and seek around the class. […]

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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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Jan
28

The Earth goes around the Sun…

It has been quite the two weeks! Teachers and students have been missing school, but we have tried to maintain the routine as much as possible. For this reason I want to first, thank my team Suzy and Jessica, for their great work despite all adversity and my absence. Such talented teachers!           Our beloved friends […]

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It’s winter time

Winter has suddenly arrived to Qingdao. I guess because of that, the Christmas spirit has also invaded us. We have decorated our little Christmas tree (and class) and changed some of our art trays with holiday work like this DIY Christmas ball decoration, and Christmas lights cord. Our sensorial table has also changed to white […]

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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 […]

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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
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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Oct
15

Learning to listen. Learning to live together.

What busy weeks we have had! So many things have happened. Children came back from their holidays with lots of stories to tell (whether they are true or not it seems they had so much fun). We hope you all had fun together. Our group is becoming a small family, our students are already working […]

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Sep
24

Peace starts from within us

During the past two weeks we have been very busy at Bamboo Cottage. The new students are showing curiosity about the environment and materials. They are progressively embracing common rules and our daily routine. Sometimes they still show hesitation to follow the group but they are becoming more open minded. We are lucky to have these […]

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