Entries by Team Tessa

Woodworking at Tessa

Tessa International School has partnered with Kidbilt to provide an engaging afters-chool program devoted to woodworking.  Here is what they have to say about it: In our after school woodshop class, kids as young as 4 years old are learning how to work with real tools building projects out of wood.  We take the kids […]

A Celebration of Learning

At Tessa International School, for the End of Unit Celebration, students have been demonstrating different arts and crafts they have created related to the Unit of Inquiry, performing songs and dances,  or making short speeches about what they have learned.  The Celebration of Learning is a part of the IB PYP curriculum framework and a  […]

Tessa’s Chinese New Year Celebration

On February 1st, 2020 Tessa International School is excited to host its first Chinese New Year festival! Chinese New Year (春节) is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. Observances traditionally take place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern […]

Prime Taekwondo, more than an Afterschool!

Tessa International School has a great relationship with Prime Taekwondo in the Monroe Center. Besides hosting our indoor Yoga and PSPE classes, as well as indoor play on rainy days, on Tuesdays we have an After-School program for Taekwondo for children who are 4 years old and up with Prime. There, each child is taught […]

Celebrating La Galette des Rois

At Tessa we celebrated the Galette des Rois on Tuesday, January 7th. Each class shared a cake and the lucky winners became kings and Queens of the day! Why is it celebrated?                                          French families conclude the festive season with a rich pastry fit for kings. The Galette des Rois is a cake traditionally shared […]

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement with students participating in 180 different countries.  The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be, but you can host an Hour of Code all year-round. The purpose of the ‘hour of code’ is to get […]

Lights on Our After-School Program

After-School Program at Tessa  Tessa strongly believes that providing an effective after-school program to our students is to give them the chance to develop new skills and confidence. Fortunately, Tessa parents have a wide range of creative activities when it comes to choosing high-quality after-school activities for their children. As of today, more than twelve […]

Thanksgiving at Tessa

At Tessa International School, we love celebrating holidays! Thanksgiving is one of our favorites. Every class is doing this differently, but basically the idea is to give thanks to those who have helped us throughout the year.  This can be clearly seen in Ms. Pooja’s and Ms. Patricia’s class: What does Thanksgiving Day celebrate? When […]

What does an International Education truly mean?

From November 18th to November 22nd, schools across the United States will celebrate the International Education Week. This upcoming event had us reflect upon our connection to this and how we try to promote cultural and language exchange. What is the International Education Week? Let’s start with a bit of background. The International Education Week […]

Learning and Teaching at Tessa is a celebration

Learning and Teaching at Tessa is a celebration. At Tessa, we celebrate each of our transdisciplinary themes.  It is a celebration to the Learning and Teaching of approaches to learning, inquiry, concepts, language and the learner.  The transdisciplinary model inherently promotes student agency. It encourages the integration of many ways of knowing, and perspectives from […]