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  Friday, March 30, 2018

Another Example of Active Learning

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Our PK2 students have been working on number recognition and simple addition. In the class, they built giant dominoes to connect symbol with quantity and add numbers. Today they were outside doing a game of dominoes. They were active in their learning, engaged and having fun. This is another example of active learning where a multi-sensory approach allows us to reach different learning styles.

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  Friday, March 23, 2018

International Week in SDFAS Pre-Elementary 

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PK1 parents presenting a country 

Our section was an active participant of the SDFAS International Week.  PK2 and K students enrolled in the Mandarin program performed on Wednesday, March 21st. The following day the Kindergarteners sang with the 1st graders in Basque. 11 Pre-elementary students participated in the “Défilé des langues” and spoke in Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese and Breton. Kindergarteners went around the world and visited the classrooms of older students who prepared a lot of fun activities related to a country. In the PK1 and PK2 classrooms, our wonderful parents presented to very curious students, aspects of their culture. It was another great opportunity to celebrate the diversity of SDFAS community!

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Our K discovering Japan with the 8th grade                      K and 1st grade Choir

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  Friday, March 16, 2018

Motricity : SDFAS Pre-elementary students are working on balance

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This week to work on balance, our Pre-Elementary students did a balance course, walking on a beam, using spooner boards, moving with some clip cloppers and going through some unstable obstacles.

Balance is an important building block for so many skills! In order to move safely, a child must be able to switch from balanced position to balanced position. With good balance and coordination there is less likelihood of injury, as children will react with appropriate postural responses when needed (e.g. putting hands out to protect themselves when they fall off their bike).

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  Friday, March 9, 2018

Our PK2 Demonstrate How to Use a Wordless Book to Boost Reading

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Using only basic symbols to represent the different parts of the story, our PK2 students created their own version of the three little pigs. They then went to visit the Kindergarteners and used their wordless book to tell the story to their friends.

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Wordless books, are reading before reading: Young children are empowered to be the storyteller instead of having to listen to adults. It is also a great tool to work on inferences, and story structure: Without words, students have to rely on their symbolic representation of the story to infer what is happening next. Always in our pre-elementary program, we have to consider the fun factor of an activity, and wordless books are fun! The story is always changing and evolving each time you “read” it. Children love to create and use their imaginations, and wordless books provide an outlet for that. It’s amazing to see the ideas they have and the way they process the information. A classic story can become something quite different than the “original version”.

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