Middle School Cultural Exchange Trip: Life at the Wuhou Foreign Language School

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ISTP Middle School students are living and studying at the Wuhou Foreign Language School in Chengdu, China, as part of a cultural exchange trip.  With this blog, I would like to provide everyone with a glimpse of their exciting daily activities! … Read More

4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to China: Exploring Shanghai, Learning at Qiu Shi Elementary

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For the past week, Chinese Program teachers Shu-Chun, ChuHsi and I have accompanied a wonderful group of 4th and 5th graders on a cultural exchange trip to Hangzhou, China. We began our journey in Shanghai, where we ventured to the … Read More

4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to Taiwan: Update from Gaoyuan Elementary School

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This is the first year that ISTP’s Chinese Program students are visiting Taiwan on our cultural exchange program. With this blog, I am excited to share their adventures with you! Day 4: Today students started their classes at Gaoyuan Elementary School with … Read More

Update from Fumel: Ropes Course, Visiting Rocamadour, Cahors, and Paris!

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The French Program 4th Graders are in Fumel, France, for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Here is another update on their adventures! Days 4-5: Saturday was an adventurous day all about pushing our boundaries. In the morning, we learned how to do a ropes course … Read More

4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to Taiwan: Touring Taipei, Attending Gaoyuan Elementary School

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This is the first year that ISTP’s Chinese Program students are visiting Taiwan on our cultural exchange program. The children are quite excited, and with this blog, I hope to share their adventure with you, and offer some insight into … Read More

Middle School Cultural Exchange Trip: Greetings from Chengdu!

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Middle School Chinese teacher Jin Huo and I are accompanying the Middle School students on a cultural exchange trip to Chengdu, China. With this blog, I would like to provide everyone with a glimpse of their exciting daily activities! Day … Read More

Update from Fumel: Arriving and Exploring Château de Bonaguil

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The French Program 4th Graders are in Fumel, France, for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. 4th Grade teachers Olivier Monteil and I are accompanying the students, and I will be providing updates on all their adventures! Day 1: We have … Read More

French Program 6th Graders Teach Kindergarteners About Plant Growth in Collaborative Science Project

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French Middle School Teacher Elisabeth Lepert could not have picked a more beautiful day in March for her 6th Grade science class to visit the garden on Cowper Campus. As the sun shone on the grass and garden, the French … Read More

Guest Blogger Maryam Shabani: Fun Structured Games Supplement Free Play at Recess

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At ISTP we think very seriously about how recess activities can best aid our students’ growth and development. Most recess activities fall into two broad categories, free play and structured games. Free play is child-initiated and child-directed. It gives students … Read More