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  Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Let’s Dance! – The Charleston

By Isabelle Gilet

Une petite vidéo des 4th grade (CM1) qui dansent sur du Charleston.
Après une étude approfondie de la musique jazz et des plus grands noms comme Louis Armstrong et Ella Fitzgerald, ils interprètent une danse des années 1920.

After studying Jazz music and discovering Jazz artists like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, the students learned to dance this dance from the 1920’s.

  Monday, May 18, 2020

4th Grade

By Isabelle Gilet

Les deux classes de CM1/4th grade ont fait un projet en français de littérature sur Hercule/Heracles. Nous avons travaillé depuis plusieurs semaines sur la mythologie et les quelques Héros mythologiques. Nous avons fait une étude plus approfondie d’Hercule en lisant ses aventures. Chaque enfant devait choisir un des douze travaux et accomplir la mission en se prenant en photo.
Nous sommes encore en train de travailler sur quelques défis scientifiques, mathématiques, géographiques et autres à partir d’Hercule.
  Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Chain Reactions in 2nd Grade

By Isabelle Gilet

Caroline challenged her 2nd grade students to make the longest chain reaction possible, to accomplish a simple task. Enjoy!

  Monday, May 4, 2020

3rd Grade Art History

By Isabelle Gilet

3rd Graders studied Vermeer and reproduced his art at home. Enjoy their project!

  Tuesday, March 10, 2020

History of California in 4th grade

By Francis Carlier

In fourth grade, students are learning about various landmarks that reveal the history of California. They chose a landmark to research, use visit their landmark, and were offered the chance to construct it using the virtual platform of Minecraft. Students enjoyed being able to “see” their landmark via VR and many chose to use technology to share what they had researched as well as a recreation. They presented their projects to their class to spread the knowledge of these iconic places in California.

-Cathleen Anderson-

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  Wednesday, March 4, 2020

100 days in 1st grade

By Francis Carlier

“The First Graders celebrated the 100th day of school on Tuesday, February 25. Each child brought in a collection of 100 items. Both classes spent the morning working on activities dealing with the number 100. The students worked in teams building the number 100 with puzzles, decorating glasses with the  number 100 and solving 100 math problems. They also worked together to complete physical activities such as 100 jumping jacks, hopping 100 times and touching their heads 100 times. The first graders are proud to have completed their first 100 days of school!”



  Friday, February 28, 2020

Morning Meeting Forum

By Francis Carlier

Morning Meetings are an integral component of Responsive Classroom and Social and Emotional Learning. At SDFAS, we are working to build strong classroom communities where all students feel safe, welcome, respected, supported, and happy.
This morning, the 3rd grade students proudly presented what Morning Meetings look like in their class. The forum began with two students welcoming the audience in French and English. The students then talked about their friendships in groups of two or three. Finally, they shared with the audience what they talked about. It was heartwarming to see these young students speaking so kindly and fondly of their peers.
Alice Kong & Murielle Brimaldi
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  Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Geometry in 3rd grade

By Francis Carlier

In 3rd grade geometry, the students are studying a very unique figure: the circle. In addition to learning to manipulate a compass, they are asked to understand the concept of “the circle”.

Marie-Pier (math coordinator) and Murielle organized an activity for the students to help them better understand what a circle is.

Placing a gift on the ground, they asked all the children to stand at the same distance from the gift.
After several attempts, they naturally found that the best configuration was that of a circle.
In class, the pupils also quite naturally found the definition of the circle: a set of pupils placed at the same distance from a gift also defined as a set of points equidistant from the center.
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  Friday, January 10, 2020

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Visit

By Francis Carlier

In 4th grade, students are learning about the cultural history of California. On Thursday, a representative from Barona Cultural Center & Museum visited our class to share about the Kumeyaay people. The students were able to ask questions and engage in the history as well as present-day lives of the people of this nation.- Cathleen Anderson –

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  Friday, December 20, 2019

2nd A presentation

By Francis Carlier

The 2nd grade A read the story of the Gruffalo in French and decided to present their own musical of the Gruffalo. The class wrote their adaptation of the Gruffalo and worked on acting skills in class.

Students were dressed as mice, foxes, owls, snakes and Gruffalos! The play was enriched with dances and songs. The students were very excited and had a lot of fun during the performance. Thanks to the second graders, the Gruffalos finally had a chance to win at the end of the story! Bravo les CE1!

– Caroline Dumas-

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