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  Friday, October 20, 2017

First mini forum for our Pre-Elementary students

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SDFAS PK2 students

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 SDFAS Kindergarten and PK2 students were the stars of our first mini-forum. Our three K classes, who sang two songs a cappella, opened the show. Then PK2 students interpreted “cinq petits mots”.

Performing in front of an audience is such an incredible way to work on self-confidence. It was a lot of fun, and your children were so proud to perform for you!

  Friday, October 13, 2017

Taste week/ La semaine du Goût

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The annual Semaine du Goût or Taste Week is a celebration of flavors, good food, and nutrition. Numerous events are organized throughout the week.

This year in the pre-elementary school, children experienced “taste lessons”: They explored textures and colors, compared and contrasted fresh fruits and dried fruits, and identify the main basic flavors (sour, bitter, salty, and savory).

Color plates, cooking, blind tasting, acid or sweet?

This event would not be possible without the contribution of our parents’ volunteers, who cut, sliced, diced, and cooked for our students.

On behalf of the Pre-Elementary team, thank you!


  Friday, October 6, 2017

Art Integrated In SDFAS Pre-Elementary Curriculum

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Starting from PK0 and up to 8th grade, SDFAS curriculum integrates Arts in the daily activities of the classroom. In K, our students have been working on emotions. Our 3 classes have been organizing all their activities around this theme. They target social and emotional development, strategies to better recognize and manage emotions, and reading and writing, vocabulary.

Layla, VanGogh and sadness
Layla, VanGogh and sadness

Integrating arts into core subjects helps young children learn better across the curriculum. Arts-integrated teaching taps into children’s natural desire for active learning through the senses. By singing,  imagining, dancing, drawing and connecting their bodies and minds, children learn more deeply and meaningfully, especially in subjects like reading, math, and science.

Collective creation on feeling inspired by the work of Benjamin Saulnier-Blache
Collective creation on feeling inspired by the work of Benjamin Saulnier-Blache