Life is like a box of chocolates.

February 10, 2018
by AM

Winter Olympics

Hey everybody,

It’s Winter Olympics time. I hope you saw some of the Opening Ceremony yesterday and looked for your country’s athletes marching into the stadium. Here is a fun video of a kids interviewing a few of the participants in the Olympics. Check it out!

January 18, 2018
by AM
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Why do animals form swarms?

Hey everybody! It’s been a while. But we are back. Back with more cool things that will make you think and think and think some more.

Speaking of thinking, have you ever wondered why some animals get into large groups and form what is called a “swarm?” Neither did we, but here is an interesting video that will make you wonder anyway. If you have a spare 4:05, you won’t be disappointed. Check it out:

July 6, 2017
by AM

Photo found could be Amelia Earhart

There is a new theory about Amelia Earhart’s story from 80 years ago. It goes like this: she and copilot Fred Noonan survived and went to the Jaluit Atoll. They were captured by Japanese soldiers and then never heard from again. Do you believe it? Watch the video and leave a comment if you have an opinion!

The Jaluit Atoll.

June 30, 2017
by AM

Rainy Season

Hey Grade Fours! Thanks for checking in again. If you are traveling around the world and want to know what it’s like back at TIS, well… it’s raining. Every day.

Hope you are having a great summer. Leave a comment here if you have learned anything new or cool in the past few weeks!

June 18, 2017
by AM

How deep is the ocean?

Hi Grade 4s (or should we call you Grade 5s?), thanks for checking in. Take a look at this video and leave a comment if you have something to say about it. It’s pretty cool. We promise.

June 17, 2017
by AM
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Last Day of Grade 4


We have reached the end of the road for Grade 4. What a year! In August, we made a promise that you would be confident, open-mined, independently thinking, well-balanced inquirers this year. And you delivered on that promise. We saw you teach each other about healthy choices. We watched you become famous explorers in the Living Museum. We witnessed as you designed and carried out your own science experiments. We read, heard and experienced your thoughts and actions on children’s rights and responsibilities.We saw you take on big challenges at the Grade 4 Camp. And we all worked hard to form a mini-economy and sell games to Grade 1 students.

How did you grow over the past year? In what ways did you stretch your limits as a learner? What are your goals for the next school year in Grade 5?

Yesterday, we said goodbye to a group of students who are moving with their families to other parts of the world. We wish you all the best and please please please come back and visit your friends from Grade 4 and the school whenever you can. Most importantly, stay in contact with each other. Remember our time together over the past ten months. Have a great summer everyone!