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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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Welcome to ISTP's New 2016–2017 Faculty and Staff!

We are very excited to introduce the new teachers and administrators who will be joining ISTP’s faculty/staff for the 2016–2017 school year!

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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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ISTP Students Take Top Honors at Chinese Speech Contest

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chinese Speech Contest, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC), that took place on Saturday, April 23.  Twenty ISTP students took top honors in the...

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5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip: Exploring Taipei

The Chinese Program 5th Graders are in Taiwan for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Students are exploring Taipei, living with Chinese host families, and attending Gao Yuan Elementary School with their Chinese peers. Chinese Program Teacher Cindy...

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PE and Athletics at ISTP

ISTP Middle School students learn at least 15 different sports/games by the end of 8th grade.
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Author Chris Rumble Visits ISTP! – A Blog by 3rd Graders Sophie L. and Lorenne L.

On March 10, 2016, an author named Chris Rumble came and told us about his life as an author. His visit started early in the morning, right when the bell rang. All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes attended the first "Reading Pep Rally" session....

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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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