Hai Hai Thompson, Mandarin Specialist

Ms. Haihai is a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker. She is an experienced Chinese language instructor with a focus on children’s education. Her strong cross culture experiences, having lived and worked in both China and the U.S. for many years, benefits her students in relating to and appreciating the language.

Haihai was born in Shanghai and later grew up in Beijing where she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Law from Beijing University. She started one of the first private law firms in China and then later came to the U.S. to attend the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). Haihai met her American husband there and moved to the U.S. permanently. She has lived in the U.S. for 25 years and the Austin area for the past 18 years. She has two daughters ages 19 and 14.

Haihai has ten years of Mandarin teaching experience. In 2006, she started her Mandarin teaching career at the Austin Great Wall Chinese School where she earned her Mandarin teaching certification. In 2011, she joined the staff at Austin-area international school where she established and developed the Mandarin curriculum under the IB program criteria. She also completed the IB certification.

Haihai is very excited to join the staff at International School of Texas. She brings an enthusiasm and energy to the classroom that is contagious and inspiring. In her spare time, she likes to read, travel and practice yoga.

Email address:​ h.thompson@ISTexas.org

Upcoming Open House!

Saturday, November 4th @ 9:30 am

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IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

This is IST!

This is IST!

This has been a very exciting week in music class!

On Monday we had special guest musicians Emma Dean and Eddie Dickerson perform for us during assembly. They were even able to stay and have a ukulele “jam session” with G4 and G5. The students had a chance to explore Mr. Flowers’ primary instrument, the double bass. The students did an excellent job learning the basics of how to play the instrument, and were even open-minded enough to try it themselves!

Students also took some time this week to learn about the life and work of Tom Petty, to appreciate the contributions he made to music during his lifetime.
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Around the world and at IST we celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day! Our Grade 3 students have been reading "Out of My Mind", an inspirational story of a child with Cerebral Palsy. Our student trailblazers decided to take action by organizing a whole school "Wear Green Day" to show support and unity for those who have CP. From our school to everyone with CP you are an inspiration and shining example of courage and commitment to never giving up!

Take a look at this amazing World Cerebral Palsy Day video recognizing trailblazers around the globe with CP!

m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=KmVC8IcpgTo

Visit worldcpday.org to learn more!
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We had such a busy week of learning! Most classrooms have just finished their first unit of inquiry and will be moving on to their 2nd unit of inquiry on Tuesday.

Take a look at our Grade 2 summative assessment, where they presented the inventions they have been working on. By the looks of it, we have some trailblazing inventors on our hands!
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Our end of month spotlight is.....our Pre-K classroom!

Take a peak into our Pre-K classroom and see why this is IST!
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Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27th @ 9:30 am for our Open House and Information Session!

4402 Hudson Bend Rd, Austin, TX 78734 (512) 351.3403
RSVP today by visiting ISTexas.org or email admissions@istexas.org

Our classrooms are reaching waitlist with limited placements available.

Brain Friendly Learning. Spanish and Mandarin. Music. Healthy Eating. Inquiry/STEM Lab. Transportation Available.

Providing high-quality international education to children from Early Childhood, age 2-3, through 5th grade. Also offering 3 day and 1/2 day option for Early Childhood.

Join us and you'll see why This is IST!
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International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
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Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org

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