Qingdao Amerasia International School

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
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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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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May
26

Books are magic

QAIS had the pleasure to host Australian author Ken Spillman. QAIS PYP students had the opportunity to hear a few stories read by their author. Likewise, they had the opportunity to ask and answer questions about books and imagination. Likewise, QAIS PYP students their passion for reading and also showcased their knowledge of literacy skills by asking about the […]

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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
10

Countdown to Exhibition

Text by Mr. Shawn Skinner. The PYP Exhibition for grades 5 and 6 is underway! The Exhibition provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the learning that has taken place over the course of their PYP experience and is a major event in an IB school. Global issues students have selected include air pollution, immigration, […]

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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 […]

By Sean O Oussoren | Exhibition . Grade 5 . grade 6 . Uncategorized
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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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