On April 27, students from 3rd to 6th grades enjoyed a wonderful jazz concert in the auditorium!
The “World of Jazz” was an hour-long presentation that took students on a musical journey through America’s history.
Taught by professional musicians, the presentation highlighted jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as contemporary artists. Students came away with a greater understanding of Jazz music and its development in different regions and years.
This multimedia production featured live performances, video footage, and audio clips, along with exercises designed to engage students in creating and understanding music.
The celebration of Earth Day on April 13, 2017 on campus was the opportunity to reflect on actions and solutions that we can all implement in order to protect the environment. Also, all year-round in histoire/géographie class, students from 6th to 8th grades have worked on sustainability.
Watching the movie “Before the Flood” on May 12 is the continuation of our commitment to become more aware of the human impact on the planet. The movie will also help students better understand the articulation between science and histoire/géographie classes.
“Before the Flood” explains the consequences of human activity on coral reefs and the impact of palm oil production on tropical forests. Several solutions to tackle destruction are exposed, such as modifying how we eat and implementing a carbon tax. This documentary also presents the efforts made the international community, commenting on the COP21 conference, which occurred in Paris in November and December 2015. In his interview with Leonardo Di Caprio, Barack Obama reflects on his environmental policy and his effort to tackle global warming.
Nutritionist Specialist in 6th grade Science Class
On April 14, Ms. Denis invited Mrs. Massip in the 6th grade Science class . Students learnt how important it is to have balanced and healthy food habits, and how is does impact our body, even our moods and temper.
Thank you to Mrs. Massip for sharing her knowledge with our students!
Earth Day was celebrated in various ways at SDFAS on April 13, 2017: the Middle School students started the day with a “Town Hall Meeting” at forum time at 8:30 am: 8th grade students debated in a vivid “Town Hall Meeting” focusing on Climate and Environment literacy. Students played the role of scientists, activists, and members of the public. (Bilingual presentation)
A big round of applause to all 8th grade students and their leaders, Ms. Denis and Ms. Jacoway (French and English Science teachers)!
As part of the “Printemps des Poètes” initiative, middle school students composed poems and calligrammes in French which are displayed in the Parent Area from April 10 to April 14, 2017. Thank you to Ms. Bunod (French teacher, 6th grade) and Ms. Addo (French teacher, 7th and 8th grade) for providing students with the opportunity to express their emotions and creativity playing with words in a fun and inspiring artistic manner!
Mr. Giot has been leading a math project with the 8th graders for several months, with the goal to create MOOCs. This morning at Forum time, all MS students enjoyed a variety of student-made MOOCs on a variety math concepts: The Pythagore Theorem, the Thales Theorem, the Golden Ratio, the binary language or the Legend of Horus’eye. Using Stopmotion, Imovie or Viva Video, pairs of students presented their MOOC, and check the audience’s knowledge with fun quizzes.
Congratulations! It was educational and fun!
Building Bridges in Mathematics: 5th/6th grade working together
Under the helm of Mr. Giot (MS Math teacher) and Mr. Moncelet (5th grade French teacher), 5th and 6th graders had the opportunity to perfect together their geometry knowledge and competencies on the Geogebra software ! On April 3 and April 5, students worked in pairs (one 5th grader, one 6th grader), having fun using Geogebra. They developed their precision and rigor as they were drawing the geometrical patterns, as well as put their communication and collaborative skills to good practice.
Thank you to Mr. Giot and Mr. Moncelet for this initiative!