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  Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Visible learning in Spanish – 6th graders

By Bénédicte Brouder

To use language in context and in a fun manner is key to effective acquisition. In Spanish class, students are encouraged to use, and re use their knowledge of vocabulary and paradigms playing games and conducting various drills/exercises.

To do so, the class is set around activity booths, and all students rotate through them: learning and students’ engagement are visible!




By Bénédicte Brouder


Here are the next clues:

Clue#4- My fourth is the family name of a famous martial arts actor and artist

Clue#5- My fifth is the opposite of night

Clue#6- My sixth means “step” in French


Clue#1 – My first is the note that follows SO

Clue#2 – My second is a jewel in Spanish

Clue#3 – My third is the first syllable of the place where your heart belongs to


Two more clues to come!

  Friday, November 17, 2017


By Bénédicte Brouder

Clue#3: My third is the first syllable of the place where your heart belongs

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Clue#1 – my first is the note that follows SO

Clue#2 – my second is a jewel in Spanish



  Tuesday, November 14, 2017


By Bénédicte Brouder

Clue#2: My second is a jewel in Spanish.

Reminder of clue#1: My first is the note that follows SO.

Watch out for clue#3!



5th and 6th grades Math Project is embellishing the blacktop with giant geometric shapes

By Bénédicte Brouder

In September, Mr. Moncelet (5th grade) and Mr. Giot (6th grade) decided to embark on a fun and innovative project that would give students opportunity to work together on their geometrical skills.

After a few workshops on Math class time, students were ready to apply their skills to the drawing of giant geometric shapes on the blacktop. On Monday November 13 and Tuesday November 14, the two groups (6B/5B on Monday and 6A/5A on Tuesday) were tracing giant 2-meter diameter shapes on the blacktop, using chalk and ropes for measurement.








The next exciting event in the project will occur in two weeks with the design of 10-meter diameter shapes. This time, students will use the sands of Pacific Beach and La Jolla Shores as their playground. Come support them, please!  

  Friday, November 10, 2017


By Bénédicte Brouder



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A fun event is coming up soon… See if you can guess from the charade, whose clues will be published one by one in the next coming days/weeks.

Clue #1: My first is the note that follows SO

Your next clue will come on Monday!


  Thursday, November 9, 2017

Robotics Elective – trimester 1

By Bénédicte Brouder



Every week, students gather in the Robotics Elective with Mr. Tregouet. In the trimester 1 “Robotics Foundation” elective, students are using computer science and coding skills to create and program robots (WeDo). This is a fantastic way to understand the use of applied mathematics and computational science, and get a foothold in the engineering world.



History Geography Elective Forum Presentation

By Bénédicte Brouder

The students enrolled in the History/Geography French elective shared with their peers an insight of the EUSTORY project they are working on with German students from the German Pacific School at forum time.

Students were then challenged with a quizz on their knowledge about WW1, as November 11, 2017 will celebrate the 99th anniversary date of the end of WW1.

(Teacher: Mr. Baron – students: Laudine, Jean-Baptiste, Julien, Philippine, Anouk)


  Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Junior Model United Nations MS club

By Bénédicte Brouder

The JMUN Middle School club is in full swing now, with students actively researching the country they have been assigned with. Students also know on which committee they are. The hard work and dedication they are putting into their efforts will pay off at the San Diego Regional Conference in May 2018!

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Girls Cross-Country Sweep Finals, Boys Place 3rd

By Diesa Seidel

Congratulations to the SDFAS Girls Cross-Country Team on finishing the season as undefeated 1st place champions. The IMSL hosted the Cross-Country finals yesterday at San Dieguito Park through a grueling 1.6 mile course.  The girls dominated, sweeping the competition and placing in 1st (Chloe Gross, 8th), 2nd (Lexine Arambulo, 8th), and 3rd (Tahlia Zadeyan, 6th) place overall individually.

On the boys side, the team finished the season in 3rd place overall and was lead by John Guckian, Emil Belhon, Nicola Redon, and Zachary Walker.

BRAVO to all on an incredible season!


XC Team 2017