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Navigating the Playground – 7 Things Parents Need to Know About Schoolyard Conflict

When it comes to social-emotional development, the schoolyard can be just as educational as the classroom. Recess helps kids learn how to make friends, take turns, resolve conflicts, and much more. However, parents sometimes have concerns about...

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Top 10 Picture Books for Kids

Kate Lussen, Assistant Head at the International School of the Peninsula, and mom to two young daughters, shares a list of her top 10 picture books for kids. These books can serve as great holiday gifts, or great anytime gifts!

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Top 5 Educational Toys to Buy Your Young Child

 

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It's Back-to-School Time! Tips to Help Your Elementary-Aged Child Have a Smooth Transition

The first few weeks of school can be challenging for both your children and your family. ISTP's Elementary School (PYP*) Principal Lauren Christel recently shared some ideas to help your family re-adjust to the routine of school. Whether your...

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5th Grader Ylias G. Takes 1st Prize at PGL Dictée Finals!

We are very proud to announce that ISTP 5th grader Ylias G. recently won 1st prize in his region in the 2017 La Dictée PGL Finals in Montréal, Canada! Ylias was one of only 80 students, out of hundreds of thousands of francophone students who...

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5th Grade Singapore Math Experts Take Action

One day while working in their Singapore Math Intensive Practice Book, three 5th grade students noticed something amiss. Although Jeremy D., Anya G., and Rayan R. very carefully calculated their answer to a “Take the Challenge!” question, it did...

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Guest Bloggers Erin O'Rielly & Liz Evans: Teachers as Learners

A little over a month ago, we had the exciting (and much appreciated) opportunity to attend the PYP Teaching and Learning workshop in Singapore. The IB workshops in Asia are particularly suited to ISTP’s needs as a multilingual, multicultural...

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Guest Bloggers Chu Hsi Tseng & Shu Chun Tai: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Chinese Language and Literacy

As we have incorporated more and more inquiry-based learning into our 2nd grade classrooms, we have focused on harnessing our students’ natural curiosity to build up and reinforce their Chinese language and literacy skills. We want our students...

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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...

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Guest Blogger Melanie Maynarich: Conscious Discipline

 

Teacher Melanie Maynarich leads her 3rd graders through “conscious discipline” exercises, teaching them ways to calm themselves down when they are upset or angry.
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