Visit from Author Sara Pennypacker – A Celebration of Creative Writing!


This week, Cohn Campus was filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation as students prepared for author Sara Pennypacker’s visit on Thursday. Sara Pennypacker is the author of beloved children’s books, including the very popular Clementine and Flat Stanley … Read More

Student Blogger Tai Noelle R. – 3rd Grade Poetry Slam


One morning, the whole of third grade went to the Bean-O’Sullivan Media-Hub and participated in a poetry slam. We had a poetry slam because we were learning about poetry in all three third grade classes. The poetry slam was truly … Read More

Gala 2015: ISTP Community Rallies for the Most Successful Gala to Date!


Maybe it was the sparkling golden garlands that set the festive mood. Maybe it was the champagne bar, pouring the same vintage served at the Elysée Palace. Or maybe it was the golden sparkle of guests’ elegant evening wear. Whatever … Read More

Guest Blogger Arnaud Cabanel: Conservation in our Own Backyard

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Each year since 2008, our International Middle School 6th graders have worked with Save the Bay, a non-profit organization that has been cleaning and restoring the San Francisco Bay for more than 50 years. On a yearly field trip, 6th graders assist … Read More

Guest Blogger Gary Meeker: ISTP Makes an Impressive Showing at SF CNY Parade!

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In this Guest Blog, ISTP parent Gary Meeker details the labor of love that went into making this year’s SF CNY Parade float a huge success! For the past several years, Gary has headed ISTP’s float build, and the ISTP … Read More

Guest Bloggers Erin and Jacoba: Sensory Exploration Within our Nursery Themes

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Sensory exploration in the Nursery classroom is one of the most important aspects of the learning process. Refining the senses helps build the skills necessary for further academic and creative development. Sensory exploration at this age allows the child to … Read More

Guest Blogger Ying Liang: Chinese Nursery Students Gain Confidence and Language Skills in Show and Tell


Of all the activities in the Chinese Nursery classroom, show and tell is one of the most exciting activities for my students. Show and tell activities are important because they help build self-esteem, encourage friendship development, and promote Chinese language … Read More

Guest Blogger Shu-Chun Tai: Student Reflection and Self-Assessment in Kindergarten

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Each individual has his/her own way of expressing concepts, memories and ideas. Organizing experiences logically through words and pictures does a great deal to help students learn. I use reflection in my class as a tool to help us make … Read More