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CAIS Teacher Featured on Chinatown Mural of Community Heroes

Tiffany Long was nominated and subsequently chosen as one of 12 figures featured on a mural in Chinatown, SF!

Apr 27, 2022

Parents Help Earth Day Come Alive for Preschoolers

To celebrate Earth Day, students enjoyed six stations run by Preschool parent volunteers.

Apr 21, 2022

Planting Seeds Instead of Creating Finished Products

Our job at CAIS is not to create finished products, our job is to plant seeds of CAIS’s core values of curiosity, inclusion, kindness, perseverance, and courage in our Firedragons that one day will grow and thrive.

Apr 18, 2022

Our Little Ones Have Made Big Progress

The celebration of the 100th day of school was embedded in the lessons the students learned and activities the students explored that day.

Mar 22, 2022

ShowCAIS Coming Back IN PERSON

years ago, shifting from a virtual event now to an In-Person ShowCAIS 2022 by popular acclaim.

Mar 15, 2022

Staying Local for Spring 2022 Global Programs

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, I recall joking with my friends and family (on a new technology called “Zoom,” naturally) about what it would be like if the pandemic ended with a hard stop. As in, one day, the sirens would blare and we would pour into the streets, rip off our masks, and hug each other.

Jan 06, 2022

School Spotlight — Kindness Wings

If you’re counting viewers’ smiles-per-second, then watching this video will likely be the best four minutes and fifty-four seconds you spend on something this week. In it, Preschool-Third Grade Studio Art Teacher Issy Taylor shares details about the Kindness Wings project that she worked on with her second grade students. As part of the Artist-of-the-Month program, the students learned about Chinese Canadian artist Lexy Ho-Tai and her imagined world of Kookerville. Students’ growing understanding of the artistic process and the human heart is a joy to behold.

Nov 19, 2021