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Science Week 2017 Special Edition
19-Apr-17 | Jamie Martin
I hope everyone enjoyed a restful Spring Break! The next edition of the Howler will be issued on Wednesday, April 26th.
In the meantime, I wanted to remind you that our Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 26. All parents are invited to view Science Fair Projects and Class Exhibitions from 2:00pm-3:10pm on Wednesday. I also wanted to remind you that we will be holding a Career Day on Thursday, April 27. All elementary students may leave school at 1:00pm to job-shadow their parents. Please contact Mrs. Nizama in the front office as soon as possible if your child will leave early to accompany you to work.
In addition, please take a few moments to review all Science Week activities.
March proved to be a very busy, yet successful month. I want to express my sincere gratitude for your support during the last several weeks. Thanks to parent, teacher, and staff support, during the month of March we held a very successful Ski Week, raised over 2825km to support a local middle school student who is in need of a kidney transplant, participated in our first Literacy Week, held an Open Mic Night, fed over 100 families in need, organized a fantastic International Week, and hosted a CEESA Volleyball Tournament. It is your dedication and commitment to our school community that contributes to its success.
Please remember Spring Break begins on Monday, April 10. Students should return to school on Monday, April 17.
We will be celebrating International Day this Friday, March 24th. On this special day, we come together to celebrate and share our cultural diversity. Through various activities, we enrich the learning experience of the entire school community. Naturally, we also enjoy great games, food, and most important of all, each other’s company. A big thank you goes out to all parent volunteers who are dedicating their time to make this event one of the highlights of the year.
Thank you to everyone who supported Open Mic Night last Friday. We raised 2825km, and will continue collecting funds until the end of the week. All proceeds will support Nedim Smječanin, a local middle school student who needs funds for a kidney transplant.
At QSI, children from many language backgrounds come together for a successful learning experience. Students are expected to flourish in the classroom no matter what their English level is when they first come to QSI.
The Intensive English (IE) program at QSI is there to support students whose English level is not yet high enough for the standard reading and language arts classes. The goal of the Intensive English program is to allow students to quickly catch up with their other classmates in English listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Intensive English classes at QSI Sarajevo
At QSI, students receive Reading & Writing Literacy daily.
Students 5 years old and younger will stay with their class during this time and be immersed in the English language. From age 6 through secondary, students with a need for English second-language instruction will attend Intensive English classes during the Reading & Writing Literacy periods. These Intensive English classes consist of smaller groups of English language learners. During this time, students receive English language instruction suitable for their language level. For most of the rest of the day, students rejoin their homeroom class for other subjects such as Mathematics, PE, Art, Technology, Music, and others. Teachers in these classes accommodate and differentiate for language learners to allow them to be successful in these subjects, even as students are learning English. In addition, most Intensive English students will have an additional period of English language support later in the day in place of Languages Other than English classes.
We use several tests to determine a student’s English level in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These tests are given when a student arrives at QSI, as well as throughout the school year to measure the student’s learning progress.
Idea Language Proficiency Test (IPT): used for determining a student’s level of spoken English.
Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System: used to evaluate a student’s English reading level.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): a test taken by all QSI students to measure progress in reading and language use.