Qingdao PYP

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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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
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 […]

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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
14

Grade 1 Cleans The Beach

Grade 1 students successfully and enthusiastically accepted their “Mission Possible” on November 11th, by taking direct action and assuming responsibility to ensure a healthy and clean planet. After learning about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the thousands of pounds of trash that are dumped each year into the world’s oceans, students were determined to […]

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Grade 5 Field Trip to Learn About Producing Steaks

文章如下: Grade 5 students continued their inquiry into how goods and services are produced as part of their Trade unit under the trandisciplinary theme of How We Organize Ourselves. Students specifically have been investigating how goods and services are produced and got the chance to see this first hand with a trip to Qingdao Guohui […]

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Nov
06

Road Transport Museum!

We began our week by dressing up in our favorite costumes for our Autumn Festivals Carousel. We really enjoyed learning about Diwali (India) with Mr. Skinner and guest, Día de los Muertos (México) with Ms. Cecilia and Ms. Jessica, baking delicious Halloween (North America) cookies with Mr. O and Ms. Jackie, and learning dance moves with […]

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Oct
10

Are children’s shoes important? 孩子的鞋子有多重要?

文章如下: by Rosemary Gosse, Montessori Coordinator Your child’s footwear affects learning! This sounds a bit crazy, but let me give you some background so that you can understand why I say this. An essential feature of the Montessori classroom is that children have the freedom to move about and manipulate the objects they are working with. […]

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