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Guest Blogger Shu-Chun Tai: Student Reflection and Self-Assessment in Kindergarten

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 sense of...

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

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...

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Intentional Project and Theme Based Curriculum in Early Years Program

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....

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Cowper Campus Spring Break Mini Camp: Voyaging into Space!

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...

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Peter and the Wolf: Kindergarteners Connect Words, Music, and Art

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...

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French Program 6th Graders Teach Kindergarteners About Plant Growth in Collaborative Science Project

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 Program 6th Graders and...

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Why Are We Photocopy Free? Eco Sensibility and the Development of the Whole Child

Four times a year, photocopy free week on Cowper Campus gives students the opportunity to explore the world around them in new ways. The week is always a great learning experience for students and teachers alike.

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ISTP Named “Green Leader” by City of Palo Alto

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Fall Mini Camp: A Week of Creativity and Fun

This year’s Fall Mini Camp on Cowper was a great success. Here are a few highlights from our week!

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Matisse in the Kindergarten Classroom

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