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Summer Suggestions

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of the school year! Part of my disbelief might come from the late arrival of summer weather, but I know much of it is because time just flies by these days. But even if we’re not yet feeling the...

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The Benefits of Bilingualism

I have recently read an article in the New York Times and have found it quite interesting, and mostly very relevant to what we, as parents and educators, experience with our children on a daily basis. Three years ago, as a Board member of the...

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My Top 10 Kermesse Survival Tips for Parents

1.Get there early. Secure your spot and get ready for a great show! Don’t forget to charge your camera and bring it with you!

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3 good reads for parents and teachers alike

This week I want to share what I’ve been reading lately – not that I cried through the beautiful ending of Cutting For Stone, but the reading related to teaching and learning. The three I’m highlighting fit with the discussions we’ve been having...

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Engaged and Active Learning in 2nd Grade

On Thursday night, I attended Charles and Guillaume’s classes’ performance. My smile grew and my eyes got a little damp as the show went on and I saw how motivated, engaged, and happy the students were as they demonstrated multitudes of skills they...

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Appreciation of cross-grade learning

Yesterday a number of parents provided the faculty and staff with a spectacular lunch. It was the annual Teacher Appreciation Lunch, when everyone who works at ISTP is treated royally, fed a gourmet meal, and truly feels appreciated. So a huge...

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What Skills Will Your Child Need to Be Successful?

Earlier this year I wrote about Race to Nowhere, a movie that gave us a lot to think about in regards to the issues associated with education in the United States. It is evident that we all have concerns about the welfare of our children and...

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Joyeux Anniversaire!

Today (May 5th), I turn twenty-nine (again!!), and I am looking forward to celebrating it over a lovely dinner with my husband.

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Fruit and Vegetable Fever

This week I was invited to partake of the fruits and vegetables that the 3rd graders brought in for their presentations in English class. Mrs. Brooks pairs a non-fiction researched presentation on a fruit or vegetable with a fiction piece based...

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Is Print Dead?

By now, you should have received our bi-annual print publication, InsideISTP. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read through the great articles and news stories. I must admit that one of my favorite pieces is the article on our alumni students,...

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