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  Monday, March 14, 2016

Vidéo-journalisme: SDFN émission #3

By Bénédicte Brouder

L’élective vidéo-journalisme est fière de vous présenter la troisième émission de SDFN (San Diego French News), bon visionnage!

The video-journalism elective is proud to present its third SDFN (San Diego French News) episode, enjoy!

  Thursday, March 10, 2016

La fauconnerie : l’art de la détermination par Killian Lozach

By Isabelle Gilet

During Elective (journalism), students write short reports about what they like. This is the text written by Killian (7th grade) about Falconry.

Unknown.jpegAvez- vous jamais pensé que ce serait intéressant de chasser avec un oiseau ? Il y a une petite communauté de gens qui communiquent entre eux et parlent de leurs pratiques. Cette communauté pratique un passe-temps appelé fauconnerie, un sport à l’échelle nationale où les gens piègent, entraînent leur oiseaux et chassent avec eux. Ce sport a été transmis depuis l’époque médiévale. Au cours de cette longue période de fauconnerie, certaines méthodes d’enseignement ont changé. Mais la plupart des choses sont restées les mêmes. Cet art devient de plus en plus pratiqué.

La fauconnerie peut être pratiquée avec plusieurs types d’oiseaux. Un apprenti-fauconnier pourrait trouver plus facile de pratiquer avec des oiseaux tels que la crécerelle ou le faucon à queue rouge.
Après deux ans d’apprentissage, vous devenez fauconnier à part entière et vous pouvez  avoir trois oiseaux à la fois. Habituellement, c’est un épervier de tonnelier, un gerfaut , ou un Merlin.
Après cinq ans, vous pouvez obtenir cinq oiseaux à la fois. Le maître-fauconnier chasse avec des oiseaux comme le faucons pélerin, l’aigle Harris, et les palombes sibériennes.

 

  Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Field Trip in 7th Grade

By Anne Laure Denis

On March 8th, Mrs. Jacoway organized a great field trip to the San Diego River and Sunset Cliffs Natural Preserve. Students were able to discover (for some of them) that we have a real river in San Diego and all observed the changes in flow and runoff due to the storm the previous day. Then they enjoyed  lunch in front of the ocean before studying weathering and erosion on top of and below the cliffs. They enjoyed the field trip and benefited from seeing first hand topics that are taught in class.

  Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spring for Poetry 2016

By Isabelle Gilet

logo_pdp.pngOpen to all the students from 1st to 8th graders, “Spring for Poetry” is an annual event held in many schools and cultural centers in France and all around the world in the Spring. Each year in France, many schools celebrate poetry by organizing several workshops that engage students : a poetry contest, a poem as a gift (a student offers a poem s/he has written to another student), a Poetry writer’s workshop. This year, the 18th “Spring for Poetry” will take place at SDFAS from March 7th to March 20th. During this event, SDFAS students will have the opportunity to read the poems of Apollinaire, Supervielle, Cendrars, Saint John Perse, Eluard, Breton, Aragon, Michaux, Ponge, Prévert, Queneau, and Char, to mention just a few. Poetry will provide students with a beautiful medium to share their emotions.

http://www.printempsdespoetes.com/index.php?rub=7&ssrub=68&page=201

  Monday, March 7, 2016

“Bravoure, acrimonie et peine” by Antoine Massip

By Isabelle Gilet

Each year, the Mission Laïque organizes a French short story contest. It is a great opportunity for students of this school network to compete and to test their writing skills. Here is the short story that was selected for the Mission Laïque Contest. Antoine Massip wrote a beautiful novel which takes place in the Wild West. Inspired by the American culture, Antoine wrote an original story. Let’s hope he wins! In any case, making our students write a long text and develop their own creativity is a beautiful project.Antoine Massip-SDFAS-Nouvelle MLF

  Sunday, March 6, 2016

Le Grand Concours

By Isabelle Gilet

Unknown.jpegThe National French Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French took place last week at the school. The 6th and 7th graders were very happy to participate in this competition to assess their French speaking skills. Competing with other Americans learners of French is a great opportunity to acknowledge the strength of a great bilingual environment. Aline Bunod and Emmanuel Samé are expecting a lot of winners!

  Thursday, March 3, 2016

Visit from Jean-Louis Etienne

By Isabelle Gilet

IMG_4360Famous French explorer and former parent of the school Jean-Louis Etienne visited the campus yesterday with his two sons and Alumni: Eliot  (left)and Ulysse (center). Both attended the school four years ago. Ulysse, the youngest and now in 6th grade, spent the day at school Monday and was happy to reconnect with his former classmates after 3 years at Ecole Bilingue, Paris. Jean-Louis Etienne commented on the chance we have to benefit from such a great school in San Diego with a strong bilingual and international program, not mentioning the ideal climate!