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  Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mad Scientists at Work in 8th grade!

By Bénédicte Brouder

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  Tuesday, June 12, 2018

5th and 6th graders’ writing workshop: The Hero’s Journey

By Bénédicte Brouder

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Last week, 5th graders and 6th graders worked together on the theme ” The hero’s Journey”.

The time allotted to the project was divided in two so that the students could write half their story in French, and half in English. The teachers who organized this project ( Emmanuel Parello, Julien Moncelet and Aline Bunod) will reward the group whose story is the best written this coming Thursday!

Thank you for this beautiful project which makes writing in French and in English a collaborative, fun and rewarding practice!

  Friday, June 8, 2018

Montreal Trip – Day 4

By Bénédicte Brouder

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We spent our final day yesterday at the beautiful mountain resort of Mont-Sainte-Anne, just 45 minutes north of Quebec City.

In the morning the class indulged in nature as they hiked up and down lush trails to a stunning waterfall.

After a 1 hour lunch break, the group continued with part 2 of the day…. Mountain Biking! Our group was led by a trail guide who lead the way on easy trails for beginners, as well as more technical sections for those who had some experience. The students had a blast!

Our “Special Activity” was at iSaute, a trampoline park, where students could compete in a “ninja warrior obstacle course”, practice their front flips, and play a friendly game of trampoline dodgeball!

For dinner and window shopping, it was off to “Les Galeries de la Capitale”, then back to the hotel to end the day with birthday cupcakes for Alex!

Then, on Friday:  FLY HOME!

(Ms. Seidel)

Welcome back!

  Thursday, June 7, 2018

Music Program – Gamelan in 7th grade

By Bénédicte Brouder

Enjoy the music and the beauty of the instruments and costumes!


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6th grade Extended Studies in French

By Bénédicte Brouder

Extended Studies are a weekly 2-period block, that provide students with another opportunity  for creative and hands-on fun learning experiences!

Enjoy the pictures of the 6th grade students enrolled in the extended studies in French performing their adaptations of several well-known fairy tales, in front of a delighted 3rd grade audience and their 6th grade peers from the extended studies in English!

Thank you to Ms. Bunod and Ms. Newnam, their teachers!

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Montreal Trip – Day 3

By Bénédicte Brouder

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Yesterday June 6,  we checked out of our Montreal hotel and headed out towards Quebec City!

On the way, we made one last stop at “Mont Royal”, Montreal’s namesake, where the students had panoramic views of downtown and the St. Lawrence River. Then, it was a 3 hour bus ride to La Chute Montmorency just outside Quebec City – where we did a scenic walk over a suspension bridge (over the 83 meter, 272 ft, tall waterfall), then down 487 stairs on the side of a cliff which brought us to the foot of the falls.

After lunch, we spent the afternoon in beautiful Vieux Quebec! Students hopped from monument, to ice cream parlor, to castle, to souvenir shop, to museum – navigating by map in teams, and documenting historical sites in preparation for Mme. Addo’s evening quiz challenge!

After Vieux Quebec, it was off to Defi-Evasion for the special activity! An ESCAPE ROOM! Students had one hour to find clues, unlock codes, and problem solve by working together!

For dinner, the students indulged in a buffet at Brooklyn Pizza near our hotel.

Today’s highlight: Mont-Sainte-Anne (Hiking/Mountain Biking, and/or Spa Des Neiges)

(Ms. Seidel)


Montreal Trip – Day 2

By Bénédicte Brouder

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 was another action packed day in Montreal! The clouds stayed around, but the rain held off!

In the morning we took the “metro” (subway) to Marche Jean Talon, located in the Little Italy district of Montreal. The Jean Talon Market is a popular favorite for both locals and tourists, brags to be one of the largest markets in North America, and has been in business since 1933.

After lunch, the students visited Radio Canada (CBC), where they had an in depth tour of both radio and film production before participating in a hands on TV broadcasting workshop. Students had a glimpse of what it would be like to work behind the camera and in front of the camera.

Our “Special Activity” this evening was at Laser Quest, located on the famous Rue St. Catherine. The students had a blast playing 2 private rounds of laser tag. For dinner, it was “Frites Alors”, to sample Canada’s national favorite dish- POUTINE!

Next day: Chutes Montmorency & Quebec City

(Ms. Seidel)

  Monday, June 4, 2018

Montreal Trip – Day 1

By Bénédicte Brouder

It was a wet & windy day 1 in Montreal!

In the morning we walked through Vieux Montreal before heading over to the Centre de Science, where the students experienced 3 interactive exhibits (Humans, Science 26, Fabrics) and watched 1 IMAX movie about the Amazon.

Afterwards, we walked to the Basilique Notre Dame de Montreal and strolled through Chinatown. After dinner at Nudo (restaurant), the students had some free time to catch up on rest and enjoy the boutique hotel.

Tomorrow’s Highlight: Radio Canada

Ms. Seidel

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