Intentional Project and Theme Based Curriculum in Early Years Program

Last year's Kindergarten class explores the Cowper Campus Garden.

Guest bloggers and Early Years Program (EYP) Coordinators David Huang (Chinese), Cécile Roques (French), and Giselle Vallejos (English) share and provide examples of the intentional design and execution of collaborative projects and activities. Read more to find out what’s been … Read More

Cowper Campus Spring Break Mini Camp: Voyaging into Space!

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This year’s space-themed Spring Break Mini Camp felt like an exciting voyage into the great beyond! From space-themed cooking and art projects to a field trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum, our week was filled with hands-on exploration and discovery. … Read More

Peter and the Wolf: Kindergarteners Connect Words, Music, and Art

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This spring, the students in the English kindergarten classes on Cowper Campus have been working on an interdisciplinary unit about fairy tales. The kindergarteners, taught by Carol and Susan and Giselle and Beth, have especially focused on tales that feature … 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

Why Are We Photocopy Free? Eco Sensibility and the Development of the Whole Child

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Four times a year, photocopy free week on Cowper Campus gives students the opportunity to explore the world around them in new ways. The week is always a great learning experience for students and teachers alike. The idea to hold a … Read More

What is Developmentally Appropriate?

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This past month, ISTP hosted a training by the Gesell Institute (http://www.gesellinstitute.org). A large portion of the training focused on an overview of developmental ages and stages, which was a wonderful reminder and confirmation that ISTP is giving students what … Read More