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Blessing the New Lions at Lower School Assembly

Blessing the Lions at Lower School Assembly

February 21, 2017 At an assembly ahead of Mass Greeting 2017, Music and Movement Teacher Susan Kennedy shared a special ceremony with Lower School students to bless the two new lions for the Lion Dance (bringing CAIS’s “pride” to a total of five lions). With assistance from veteran teachers Mr... » read more
Reylon Yount ’08 with Silk Road Ensemble

Grammy Award Winning Alumnus Reylon Yount Speaks with 8th Graders

February 17, 2017 Today alumnus Reylon Yount (CAIS class of 2008, Harvard 2016) visited our World Music classes to speak about his experiences performing with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble on the album Sing Me Home, which just received a Grammy award for World Music.  Reylon credits his study of the... » read more
6th Grade Lion Dancers Perform for ECD Students

Middle School Students Bring the Lion Dance to Pre-K

February 10, 2017 Enjoy this video of the performance from CAIS parent Sandy Chen!  CAIS’s commitment to Chinese immersion goes deeper than just language. If we truly want our students to “Embrace Chinese,” we recognize that there’s a critical element of cullture that must be present. One... » read more
Bill Frederick of Lodestone Safety International

Building Best Practices for International Trip Safety

February 10, 2017 On Friday, February 10, CAIS hosted a one-day workshop called Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad, facilitated by Bill Frederick of Lodestone Safety International, a scenario-based training for leaders of student programs abroad. Thirteen CAIS international program chaperones... » read more
CAIS Middle School Students Select Award Worthy Books

Middle School Students Create CAISbery Award for Great Books

February 02, 2017 You may have heard of the Newbery Award, the American Library Association award given each year to the most distinguished book written by an American author for readers under 14, but have you heard of the CAISbery? A committee of 18 dedicated middle school readers and two teachers have chosen... » read more
Fifth Graders Toured Chinatown to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Global Celebration, Local Resources

January 30, 2017 Hsu Laoshi and Liu Laoshi tapped into the many offerings of nearby Chinatown to provide a rich context for classroom studies of the Chinese New Year traditions.  Beginning at the Chinese Historical Society of America, students enjoyed a “History Alive” presentation by singer/... » read more
Shining a light on the science of climate change

Shining a Light on Cool Critters and Science

January 28, 2017 Second graders participated in the Aquarium of the Bay’s mobile program, Our Future’s So Bright, and learned about the science of climate change and ways to take care of our planet.  Students observed how humans have affected the balance of natural cycles on Earth, and then... » read more
Mass Greeting knits together the CAIS Community

Bringing Us All Together

January 26, 2017 We are approaching the biggest holiday of the year in China and in many other parts of Asia—the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, as it is sometimes called. This holiday is steeped in traditions, some hundreds—perhaps thousands—of years old and some more recent.  Many Lunar... » read more
Students 3D-printed their own terracotta warriors

High-Tech Terracotta Warriors

January 25, 2017 3D printers offer the potential of almost limitless opportunities to integrate technology into any part of the curriculum such as Mr. Mickelson and Tang Laoshi’s Terracotta Warrior Project. Reimagining Qin Shi Huang’s terracotta army that guards his tomb in the afterlife, seventh-grade... » read more
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