When the Students Can Become the Teachers
Each spring fifth and eighth graders’ Chinese proficiency levels are assessed using the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Chinese Program Director Cindy Chiang (right) shared this year’s thrilling results showing that 75.6% of the Class…Nov 14, 2023
Why do we create and what do we include in a student’s portfolio in Preschool?
In Preschool, we provide individualized teaching and learning to young children and each family will receive your child’s student portfolio four times a year. We implement research-based curricula and learning…Nov 02, 2023
What Is a Preschool Learning Story?
A learning story is a narrative written by teachers or educators to capture a child’s learning experiences, progress, and development over time. It provides a holistic view of a child’s…Nov 02, 2023
What Is a Preschool Developmental Profile?
Preschool teachers conduct students’ Preschool Developmental Profiles at the beginning and end of the school year. These profiles help both teachers and families gain a better understanding of your child’s…Nov 02, 2023
Happy Teacher’s Day 2023 & Confucius’s 2,574th Birthday!
We’re celebrating CAIS faculty (such as our second grade team shown above co-teaching math in Chinese and English) on the birthday of the great teacher, Confucius. In honor of this…Sep 28, 2023
Tongue Twisters to Understand the Four Tones
In our first few weeks of Mandarin WLP class, the students began by exploring the four tones in Mandarin through fun body movements and tongue twisters. The tones are critical…Sep 23, 2023
In-Service Days—A Deep Learning Experience
On Monday, March 13, the Preschool and Kindergarten Chinese teaching teams visited our neighboring school, Silicon Valley International School, to visualize the possibilities of how indoor and outdoor space at 19th…Mar 23, 2023
Back to the Future
Last week saw the welcome return of a pre-pandemic ritual—the departure of CAIS fifth graders for their two week Taiwan experience at the Chingshin Academy Middle School. Three years ago at…Mar 22, 2023
CAIS Co-Hosting Sixth Annual Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum
Six years ago, CAIS spearheaded the creation of a conference for early childhood educators to share best practices and innovations in Mandarin immersion. Working once again with our outstanding peer…Jan 11, 2023
Eight Things to Know About Mass Greeting 2023 at CAIS (兔年团拜及迎春大会)
1. Lunar New Year is also called Spring Festival (Chūn jié) in Chinese tradition. It means the first day of the lunar calendar that cycles through 12 signs of the…Jan 11, 2023