Grade 4/5, Cherry Garden, kicked off the school year inquiring into the brain and how we learn. Students have been exploring the physiology and function of the brain through various learning activities, from songs to building 3-D models to skit performances. They discovered their personal learning style and how school subjects connect to these multiple intelligences.
In this unit, we had two wonderful guest speakers come to share their expertise on the central idea: learning is an... Read More
To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Sep. 24, we decided to eat moon cakes in class. Children were looking forward to the moon cake since the week before as it had been briefly introduced at the circle time. They looked curious when I took out a moon cake from the box and unwrapped it from the package. I asked them about the shape of the moon cake, and one of them said, “circle”. I asked children if they wanted to try the moon cake, and majority of them said, “yes” with excitement... Read More
As the children gradually settle into their new environment, we have started our unit,Play. We began to discover one of the lines of inquiry: kinds of play activities by exploring different centers in the classroom. We are currently at the Going Further stage of inquiry cycle extending the play activities (childhood games) introduced by Polar Bear parents. The Polar Bear has also started their first show and tell to share what they like to play outside the school. We look forward to hearing... Read More
The Pre-K4 Dolphin Class has completed a successful first month of school! We are very excited about having three new students joining the class. The children have a lot of fun growing their friendship with new friends in a new environment at Jefferson Campus! By learning our first UOI Friendship, children explored how they can make friends. They came up with some great ideas, including playing together, sharing, smiling, being kind, taking turns, and talking with each other. They also... Read More
The Mid-Autumn festival takes place each year on the 15th day of the 8th month on the Lunar calendar when the moon is at its fullest and is symbolic of gathering of the fall harvest. Traditionally, it is a time of family reunions similar to American Thanksgiving. Shu Ren celebrated this special occasion together with tea and mooncakes and a special storytime by Que Laoshi who shared with us the very special folktale of Chang’E.
Welcome back Shu Ren to the 2018/19 school year, celebrating the 10th year of our wonderful community! This year, we are also thrilled to be together on one unified campus. Over the summer, our Early Childhood program moved from the University campus and are now settled into Jefferson with the K-5 students. Students spent time the first week getting to know their teachers, peers and setting up important essential agreements for their classroom. We look forward to a year full of wondering,... Read More
On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, Shu Ren International School celebrated its first graduating class of primary years and middle years students. The excitement was palpable as some of our students came dressed to impress, while some were eagerly awaiting to change into their formal wear. Parents arrived with tasty treats for the final potluck and headed upstairs to enjoy eachothers’ company before the ceremony began. The traditional melody of Pomp & Circumstance cued the beginning of... Read More
On March 30th, 2018 our Kindergarten class of 2018 presented an astounding array of artwork inspired by international renowned artists and well known fine art techniques. Each child was so excited to give a tour to their families, teachers, and friends and show how they were able to create works of art that not only expressed their individual creativity but also their ability to understand complex concepts and styles within the realm of fine art. The art show was part of their unit of inquiry... Read More
On April 18th, Shu Ren Math Club members Ariana, Kali, Jamie, Maxxy, and Alia competed with over 33,000 students from 772 schools in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.
The following Shu Ren students are our team winners!
NATIONAL HONOR ROLL (the top 10% of students):
The following students received NATIONAL HONOR ROLL.
Ariana (Grade 5) ... Read More
Shu Ren International School conducted it’s 2nd Annual Intercultural Fair on April 28, 2018. The fair was a unifying experience for both current families and members of the community, as we celebrated our culture and diversity.
There were many performances, interactive games, and cultural villages for everyone to enjoy. The cultural villages included: the U.K., Netherlands, Canada, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Columbia, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, and Switzerland. Historical information... Read More
Shu Ren International School is an IB World School in Berkeley, CA. We offer an immersion education in Mandarin and English. We are an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).