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  Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Day at the Museum

By Francis Carlier

The Second grade went to the Museum of art in Balboa. They enjoyed the tour very much with Maria who spoke in French with them, kept them entertained and raise their curiosity. The group was very focused. The highlight of this field trip was the exhibition of Frida Kahlo. Frida and Me is a playful circuit with a series of fun activities.The Second Grade A and B were immersed  in the life and work of this famous artist. Even the teachers and chaperon had a wonderful time.

Murielle Brimaldi Jensen

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  Thursday, January 18, 2018

Science in 4th grade

By Francis Carlier

The fourth graders have been working on changes to Earth’s surface in science. Mrs. Jacoway (American Science Teacher in Middle School) helped organize a multi-stationed experiment so that the students could work with a variety of types of erosion. They worked collaboratively in groups reading instructions, performing the experiment, and analyzing the results to answer questions.

Cathleen Anderson

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  Friday, January 12, 2018

3A – Science STEM Experiment

By Francis Carlier

Science Exploration:  The 3A students really put on their thinking caps today! Photos our students designing, building, and testing their bridges. Record so far = 175 pennies!

Alice Kong

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  Friday, January 5, 2018

Cross disciplinary teaching in 1st grade

By Francis Carlier

At SDFAS, students are exposed to a diversity of learning situations. Teachers use cross-disciplinary methods in order to help students build meaningful knowledge. For instance, part of the science program in 1st grade is dedicated to practicing the scientific approach (questioning, observing, experimenting, describing…). During the same activity, students reinvest the vocabulary they have learned and incorporate their knowledge on size and measurement, which is a part of the mathematics program.

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Students feed phasmids

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Oral activity: students use the new vocabulary they learned.

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Measurement in centimeters.