7 Tips For Your Child’s Social-Emotional Well-Being, from Sheri Glucoft Wong

Educational expert Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW, recently visited ISTP to discuss ways we can help our children build healthy relationships with themselves, parents, siblings, and friends. How can we help kids thrive through positive communication,...

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4th and 5th Graders Learn About the U.S. Electoral Process with Mock Election

The 4th graders served as "campaign managers" and prepared presentations about each candidate.
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Guest Blogger Lauren Christel: ISTP's First Ever Student-Led Conferences

Last week, ISTP launched our first ever student-led conferences. Holding these conferences in a format where the students took a central role in sharing their growth and learning resulted in a very meaningful interaction between students,...

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Guest Bloggers Heidi Smith and Ya-Ching Chang: Inquiry Learning in 3rd Grade English and Chinese

When we develop lessons, we always try to keep our school’s mission in mind, and strive to create curricula that develop students’ international consciousness, helping them make connections across disciplines, languages, and cultures.

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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 story through...

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ISTP Introduces Student-Led Conferences

Why Student-Led Conferences?

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5th Graders Experience French Culture and History First-Hand in Blérancourt, France

Our 5th grade French Program students are on their cultural exchange trip to Blérancourt, France. They are living with host families and attending school in Blérancourt, as well exploring the many cultural attractions in the surrounding area....

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Kate's Blog: Inspiring Inquiry at ISTP

Every fall and spring, ISTP faculty participate in an all-day Teacher In-Service, allowing the faculty to dig deep into a topic, strategy, or issue and spend the day learning, discussing, reflecting, and planning. This past Monday, the entire...

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Guest Blogger Rebecka Langum: 4th Grade Environmental Education in Coloma

On Wednesday, September 23rd, the fourth graders made their way to Coloma, the center of the California Gold Rush. The children were transported back to 1848, when gold was first discovered on the American River by James Marshall. On our first...

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Guest Blogger Jacqueline Cody: A Third Grade Class Reflects on Their Trip to Little Basin

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