Homes and debates in the PYP

The third week of 2019 brought new challenges, debates and lots of learning to AIS! Here is a little bit of what’s been going on in the PYP: 

Students in Grade 2A and 2B made roofs with different materials for Minions that are moving to Norway. They tested the roofs to check if they are strong and waterproof to cope with the local environment for the unit of inquiry "Where we are in place and time", see above. 

Grade 3 had a wonderful trip to the Fram Museum to learn about Polar exploration, looking at the challenges they faced, their reasons for exploration and the tools they used. It was a fantastic day!

In learning about the American Revolution, Grade 4 conducted a mock trial between the British and the American colonists. During the trial the British and the colonists presented their arguments about whether the British were taxing the colonists unfairly and the student jury had to decide on a verdict. In Art, our Grade 4 students learned how to create an informative poster about a revolutionary and the goals of a revolution. They chose Lenin and symbols of the Russian Revolution for a collaborative exercise. 



Welcome 2019

A new year begins and at AIS the first week of 2019 was already a busy one. All classes from Grades 3-5 will be having music lessons with a range of different instruments, using the EC-Play system. Class 3b became the very first formal music class, pictured above. Exciting times!

Grade 6 were introduced to their new Design unit. In this unit, students will be challenged to program a drone to complete an obstacle course.  As an introduction to the unit, Grade 6 learned about rules and safety for flying drones at the school and then each had a turn at flying one.

In Mandarin lessons this week, Grade 7 students have been talking about Beijing opera and learning the meaning of colors used in Beijing opera facial masks. Students have worked on designing a Beijing opera mask for the character role they have chosen.

Grade 8 started their China unit this week - an interdisciplinary unit with English. They started up with looking at different pictures representing China, and the students were creating inquiry geographical questions.   

Grade 8 was introduced to GeoGebra in maths. Hopefully they will see it as a good tool to have during their Coordinate Geometry unit. 

Grade 10 started a new unit this week - European Imperialism: Empire and Expansion. As an opener, they inquired into the idea of Power. Some students collaborated together in a mind map.

What an exciting start to the second half of this school year!



Videregåendeopen days in Asker and Bærum

Some recently shared information about open day in videregående schools in Asker and Bærum is detailed below: 


Åpen dag i Asker og Bærum 2019

Uke 3


Mandag 14.1.

08.30-13.00. Møte med ledelsen på Valler og informasjon om fagtilbudet vårt og skolehverdagen kl. 9, 10 og 12.



Vi har åpen dag for elever mellom kl 1200 og kl 15.30. Det vil bli holdt to presentasjoner om skolen i auditoriet – den første kl 1230 og den andre kl 1400.



09.30-13.30 Påmelding innen 11.1.


Tirsdag 15.1.






Onsdag 16.1.







9.00-13.00 med omvisninger kl 9.30, 10.30 og 12.


Torsdag 17.1.













Bli med på et spennende besøk i klasserommene på Dønski vgs. Du kan møte på to forskjellige tidspunkter enten kl 0930 eller kl 1130. 

09:30 -10:00 - Runde 1

Informasjon om skolen i auditoriet

10:00 - 11:30

Omvisning og besøk i ulike klasser og fag

11:30 - 12:00 - Runde 2

Informasjon om skolen i auditoriet

12:00 - 13:30

Omvisning og besøk i ulike klasser og fag



Ulikt innhold rettet mot de forskjellige idrettene som er på Dønski vgs. Vi prøver å legge til rette for at du får prøvd deg på en økt som er innenfor din idrett. Alle skal være med på en trening så du må ha med treningstøy ut fra hvilken idrett du skal prøve deg på.

Hvis noe er uklart ta gjerne kontakt med: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dønski Idrettsfag, breddeidrett/toppidrett generell/Bandy/Svømming: 

  • Økt for de breddeidrett og de som er glade i trening - i tillegg hvis det er noen med andre toppidretter enn de som tilbys under. Her får du sett hvordan er å gå på idrettsfag og høre om opplegget på skolen

  • Oppmøte i skolens auditorium kl 0930. 

  • Deretter økt i skolens gymsal.  

  • Utstyr: Innetøy. Dere er ferdige ca. kl 1200 

 Dønski fotball:  

  • Økt for fotballspillere og de som ønsker å se hvordan det er å gå på Dønski fotball

  • Gutter møter kl 0800 i Bærum idrettspark. Jenter kl 1100 i Bærum idrettspark 

  • Utstyr: Fotballutstyr for å være inne i Bærum idrettspark (kunstgress) 

  • Påmelding innen fredag 11 januar på mail til: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. sms 40852943 – merk med navn på spiller og klubb

Dønski langrenn:

  • Økt for langrennsløpere og de som ønsker å se hvordan det er på Dønski langrenn.

  • Oppmøte på Gullhaug kl (0830) 

  • Rolig skøyteøkt med diverse innhold


Celebrations and coding at AIS

This week at AIS, Grade 1 started with a visit to the forest where they had a great time working together to see if they could make all the numbers from 1-9 whilst using only the materials they could find in the forest. Grade 1 was also lucky to have another parent come in and share how her family celebrates the festival of Pongal. It was wonderful to hear the traditions of this celebration. 

It was a busy week for Design, the Grade 6 students used Scratch coding to create animations promoting a Learner Profile attribute. The Grade 7 students used Google Sketchup to create a 'Dream Room' for a 13 year old. The Grade 8 were challenged to create an Eco-House using Google Sketchup, see featured image.

In maths, the Grade 9 students modelled an experiment of choice, “How much time does it take to eat 1, 5 and 10 pepperkaker?” 

Finally, Soroush from Asker Treningssenter visited AIS to run a session on Crossfit. This is in connection with year 7's unit on Fitness. 

We look forward to the upcoming week, featuring the MYP concert on Wednesday!



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