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

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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

Guest Blogger David Huang: Creating “ISTP International Airport” for Arts Night

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This year, the Chinese Kindergarten Red’s class project for Arts Night was titled “Travel Around the World.” For this project, students designed and created their own airplanes, using recycled materials. Each individual plane was different, but fit nicely into the … Read More

Intentional Project and Theme Based Curriculum in Early Years Program

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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