Students spent their first full day in Shanghai exploring the city and working on their Exhibition projects. They interviewed local people along the Bund – recognized as Shanghai’s former Wall Street and home to an impressive collection of buildings from the early trade houses of the 1850s to the glamorous Art Deco modernism of the… View Article
Students and chaperones departed for Capstone today! The students (and parents) are so excited to be in Shanghai. Here are some photos en route.
After a slight delay at the airport, Angela and Christy are on their way to Shanghai. They are excited to see the students when they arrive on Thursday! Safe travels!
We had a wonderful send-off assembly today, during which we came together as a school and celebrated this special moment with our 5th graders.* Each 1st through 5th grader got a flag to carry – one color per grade to symbolize our multiculturalism – that counts down how many years they have until their Capstone…. View Article
Hello Everyone, Christy and Angela helped us to select a Chinese poem that would be appropriate for our gift to SEES. They chose the poem, “Farewell to Friends” by the well known poet Li Bai. Li Bai (701–762) is a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present. He is one of the most prominent… View Article
– Photos by TIS Parent Wu-Chang Feng
On Friday afternoon we picked up our children from the Suzhou Experimental Elementary School, an impressive campus with about 3,000 students in grades K – 6. The kids clearly had a wonderful week and were treated as very special guests by both the school community and their host families. There were even a few tears shed… View Article
TIS students spent the day touring Suzhou. Here is the class outside the ancient Suzhou City Wall.
On Thursday the students visited the Pearl School, the sister school to SEES. The were welcomed by many new friends and had a great time during the visit. The Pearl School students even prepared many small gifts for the TIS 5th graders. They were overwhelmed by the generosity and friendliness of the students. Back at… View Article
“I think going to their school is a great opportunity to be able to learn a different culture, how their school is different than ours and to feel their way of learning. I’ve had a great time staying with my host family, I have had lots of fun and learned many things, but the most… View Article
On Tuesdays, SEES students have “social clubs” in the afternoon. What we would consider electives. Our students attended classes on calligraphy and traditional painting. They also had the opportunity to visit some of the various social clubs the school offers, including dance, TV broadcasting, Pipa (traditional instrument), traditional percussion instruments, baking, badminton, tai chi, and… View Article
Not Lost in Translation No supper. That was my vow last night. Like so many parents, I had gorged on much more food than normal since arriving in China. But who besides our doctors could blame us? This isn’t the bland fare of 82nd Street back home. One simply can’t say no to the nonstop… View Article