Archives for September, 2016

Sep
30

Everyday should be Peace Day

Can peace truly be achieved? It is a dream worth dreaming? How can we make a difference? These are just a few questions that emerged from a quick brainstorming session in which students reacted to as they entered their classroom, and read the following on the board: Let’s Celebrate World Peace Day! Nothing makes me […]

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Sep
26

Secondary After School Activities: Violin with Peter Kutin

Violin after school with Peter Kutin is a popular secondary after school activity.  

By Jon Springer | Arts . IB DP . IB MYP
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Sep
26

After School Activities: 3D Printing

Students are learning how to make cool things with 3D printing after school.  

By Jon Springer | Design & Technology . IB DP . IB MYP
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Sep
19

Parents Visit Humanities Class During Open House

On Tuesday September 13th parents of MYP students were invited to join in observing and participating in classes. During this particular lesson, students were engaged in a Carousel Activity where they would “travel” to different locations around the world to investigate whether or not the famous explorer, Marco Polo was a fraud. Students investigated various […]

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Sep
07

MMUN First Opening Speeches

QAIS Delegates in grades 7-10 have been busy for the last two weeks. In our MMUN program we have been using the IB Learner Profile attributes as delegations, in order to help students metaphorically understand International Policies. Likewise, through a series of brief simulations, delegates have become aware of the many layers that exist during […]

By Rafael Angel | Communication Skills . IB MYP . MMUN . Social Skills
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Sep
06

Reinventing Objects As Something New

In our Global Issues and Entrepreneurship class, we have been discussing innovation. This week we were focusing on how innovations are often not a new invention but taking something that already exists and changing the use for it. Today it is Uber redefining the taxi industry. A few generations ago, it was World War II […]

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Sep
05

Finding Math Heroes

Our MYP2 math class is exploring the lives of famous people to understand their contributions to math and how they demonstrated one or more of the IB learner profile attributes in their lives. In an initial session students brainstormed to list who and what they already knew: A later session explored the four branches of mathematics, […]

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Sep
03

Welcoming the Newest Members of the MYP to the Humanities

  This year we are happy to have nine, and soon to be ten, new additions to the MYP and Upper School! The MYP 2 group has a diverse mix of perspectives, talents, and interests, which is making for engaging and lively discussions. In our first two weeks in Humanities, the students have explored the […]

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