Year of the Rooster Performances Showcase Students’ Cultural Literacy

School performances are always a highlight for parents, and they give students a chance to gain confidence as they take a turn in the spotlight. ISTP’s Chinese New Year Performances are even more special, because they allow students to share … Read More

Guest Blogger Cécile Roques: Pre-K Music, Pre-Reading, and Art Inspired by “Peter and the Wolf”

This winter, my Pre-K French class has been working on a unit centered on the classic children’s musical composition, “Peter and the Wolf, by Sergei Prokofiev. “Peter and the Wolf” is a unique and memorable work because it tells a … Read More

Guest Blogger Carol Slattery: Inquiry Learning in the Early Years

The realm of education has gone through many changes in the past twenty years. If you Google ‘21st Century Learning,’ words such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and curiosity appear. When I reflect upon my own primary and secondary … Read More

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

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