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Introducing Woodworking to the Pre-K Curriculum

Woodworking in ECD

March 21, 2017 When people think of woodworking in a preschool classroom, their reaction is usually one of surprise, concern, and even horror.  Real tools in the hands of three, four and five year olds?!  In the early childhood community, woodworking is recognized as a highly valuable activity for... » read more
8th Grader Lila C Cheered on by Family and Friends Alike

Cheering for Our Champ!

March 01, 2017 As winner (and defending champion from 2016) of the CAIS Spelling Bee, eighth grader Lila C. went on to the written round of the regional contest. We were delighted to learn that she has once again made the cut for the Bay Area Spelling Bee written exam (where the 200 school champs were whittled... » read more
Ms. Lee Interviews Author Chen Jiang Hong

A Personal Window into History

February 28, 2017 This Monday, February 27, 2017 author/illustrator Chen Jiang Hong visited CAIS all the way from Paris. He spoke with the 8th grade Chinese classes about his book Mao and Me, an autobiographical picture book about his childhood in China during the Cultural Revolution. He also visited the Lower... » read more
CAIS Girls Who Code Visit Twitter HQ

A Little Birdie Tells Us Girls Who Code Are Cool!

February 28, 2017 I am happy to report that we had a great visit to the Twitter headquarters yesterday afternoon. After touring the spectacular office space we met with a panel of women who work at Twitter in a range of different capacities. These women highlighted the variety of career opportunities at technology... » read more

Multiplying Success

February 25, 2017 Congratulations to our CAIS mathletes who placed 2nd in the 34th Annual Golden Gate Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition this past weekend! CAIS mathletes competed against sixteen other San Francisco public and private schools before taking one of the top spots. Congratulations to CAIS team... » read more
CAIS Teachers Exploring Taipei

Taiwan Teachers Exchange Powered by CAIS Community Generosity

February 24, 2017 As part of the ongoing China Faculty Institute program created by the ShowCAIS 2014 Fund-A-Need, CAIS sent a team of 11 teachers and staff for one week over the February break to Taipei. The trip included a multi-day visit to Chingshin Elementary and Middle School(靜心國民中小學), learning... » read more
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
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