Secondary History

New Titles Added to ABIS Library Arabic Book Section!

New Titles Added to ABIS Library Arabic Book Section!

Exciting News!! Ms. Maryam traveled to the Muscat International Book Fair last weekend and was able to purchase many new titles for all ages for our Arabic book section. When students read in their mother tongue, this often helps them to perform better when learning...

Middle School Music Experiment

Middle School Music Experiment

So often, students are handed written music and asked to learn to play it. But what do you do when there isn't any written music? The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders have been experimenting with this very question. In Music class, we have been listening to the 1980's...

Service as Action with a Love of Reading!

Service as Action with a Love of Reading!

A love of reading has lead to an amazing new Service as Action project by Tharaa, a 7th grade student here at ABIS. Grade 4 students have the opportunity to participate in a month long book study of the book "The Mockingbird" by Katherine Erskine. The book club will...

Grade 7 English, Individuals and Societies

Grade 7 English, Individuals and Societies

In English students are working in their poetry anthologies.   They are applying their knowledge of poetic form and devices, such as rhyme, rhythm, personification, onomatopoeia and metaphor, to their own poems.  They also investigated nonsense poems, haiku and...

Investigations in Science

Investigations in Science

Grade 7 have been working on this unit for a few weeks now. They were challenged to design a safety limit (to prevent crashing into walls or barriers while playing sports indoors. Using their knowledge of motion, they designed experiments to study reaction times of...

Planning and Reflecting in Physical Education

Planning and Reflecting in Physical Education

Students in MYP are learning how to reflect on their performance and highlight areas that they want to develop. They are then setting goals and planning activities to achieve their goals. In small groups, they will now teach their plans to each other and reflect on...

Its all about the Graphs

Its all about the Graphs

Graphs are a picture to understanding something based on evidence and measurements. They illustrate the relationships between things. Being able to take data and transform it into pictures (graphs) and then use that to make predictions is a skill that is used in all...

Noodletools in Secondary

Noodletools in Secondary

  This week Mr. Bradshaw and his grade 9 students came to the library for a refresher workshop on using Noodletools for their research projects. Noodletools is a research management platform that ABIS has a subscription to. It is a flexible system that students...

Self-discipline

Self-discipline

Self-discipline is the key to success. It is the force that drives you to do things. And in doing, we learn and progress. For young children, habit is the key to practicing self-discipline. Encourage your child to review the day's work for a few minutes each evening,...

Grade 7 English, Individuals and Societies

Grade 7 English, Individuals and Societies

In English we completed the unit on ‘Who Will Fight for What Is Right?’   by writing and performing speeches.   Students started the third unit of the year which is called ‘Expressing Ourselves’. In this unit students will create an anthology of poems.  To prepare...

The Resiliency of Musicians

Throughout history, Artists have been asked to create and express in less than ideal situations. We do not always have the perfect environment available to us. The musicians at ABIS have been no different, showing resiliency and flexibility as the adapt to COVID-19...

Student Accountability

Student Accountability

Accountability and responsibility are key aspects to learning. This term, the focus has been on helping students in grade 7-8 become more critical in their thinking,  more formal in their assessments and more accountable in managing themselves. There will be a...

Holidays

Holidays

The month of December is special to many people - it is a religious celebration for Christians while most others just appreciate the time to unwind and relax. Grade 7 and 8 have some tasks to do during the break. It should not take too much time - but a plan always...

More success in the swimming pool!

More success in the swimming pool!

ABIS hosted the first swimming meet in Sohar for this academic year on the weekend. Swimmers from Nautilus swimming club travelled from Muscat to compete against swimmers from our ABIS community. The picture shows their success! Well done to all those who competed and...

More success in the swimming pool!

More success in the swimming pool!

ABIS hosted the first swimming meet in Sohar for this academic year on the weekend. Swimmers from Nautilus swimming club travelled from Muscat to compete against swimmers from our ABIS community. The picture shows their success! Well done to all those who competed and...

Changes in the Middle School Choir and Band!

Changes in the Middle School Choir and Band!

With the bittersweet departure of Ms. Ana and her family to a new adventure, there will be changes to the Middle School Choir and Band. Instead of being separate groups, all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will meet together as one large super group. We will be working...

The Artist’s Room!

The Artist’s Room!

For my final Broadcaster post, I wanted to highlight some of the great learning that has been taking place in Grade 7 with one-point perspective. After examining Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles, students practiced using a horizon line and vanishing point to create their...

Grade 7 English and Individuals and Societies

Grade 7 English and Individuals and Societies

In English students have been studying the conventions of speeches.  They have analyzed the features that make a good speech and applied this to many examples, including that of Malala to the UN.   They have also investigated factors that lead to unsuccessful speeches...

ABIS Arts Showcase in 3…2….1….

ABIS Arts Showcase in 3…2….1….

Its almost here!!! On Sunday, December 12, the ABIS Arts Showcase will go LIVE! This website will only be published for a short period of time so don't miss it! Check out the budding artists in the Primary, the emerging Sound Editors in the Secondary, and the rigorous...

Good Readers at ABIS Library!!

Good Readers at ABIS Library!!

Here in the ABIS library we have been talking about what good readers do. Students have worked in small groups to collaboratively brainstorm and create lists of things that good readers do to become better and stronger readers. There has also been lots of reading (...