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Bosnian Cultural Days' Schedule
20-Feb-17 | Jamie Martin
BOSNIAN CULTURAL DAYS SCHEDULE
Students will attend mini bazaar (11:00-13:30) where they will have an opportunity to buy different souvenirs and handmade crafts. Please do not forget to send some money (5-20 KM) with your child, so they can buy the items at the bazar. After the bazaar, all elementary students will have an assembly (13:30-15:00).
Parents, you are invited to visit the bazaar, buy some organic Bosnian food and handmade crafts, try Bosnian coffee and sweets, watch your child perform at the assembly, and see displays of student artwork around the school.
Our "Share the Love" food drive has already raised enough food to feed nearly 100 children. We will continue collecting food until February 25th. All donations will support underprivileged children in the Sarajevo area. I want to thank our QSI families and students as well as our teachers and staff for all the donations. Again, I am reminded of what an incredible community QSI Sarajevo is, and am proud to be apart of it as a parent, teacher, and director.
You will find this edition of the newsletter includes many articles written by students participating in our Newsletter After School Activity. Students researched different events and activities, took photos, and reported on many of the happenings taking place at QSI.
Our "Share the Love" food drive has officially begun! All elementary students are asked to bring (at least) 2kg flour, 1kg rice, 1 liter oil, and 1kg sugar. All upper school students are asked to bring (at least) 3kg canned food (vegetables/meat) and 1 package of cookies/biscuits each. Our goal, as a school, is to collect 1000 kg in food. All donations will support underprivileged children in the Sarajevo area. The class who brings in the most food will receive a "make our own pizza" party and also get to throw a pie in the face of the person on the administrative team they choose. (Unfortunately, I've already been threatened a few times.)
Our 9-13-year-old have had a fantastic time on the mountain this week. They are a bit sore and tired, but leave school excited each morning as they look forward to another day on the slopes. Next week the 5 - 8-year-olds will have their opportunity on the slopes. A huge thank you to Mrs. Selma Sakic for planning and leading QSI's annual ski weeks.
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.