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  Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Art Program

By Francis Carlier

This is the end of the first trimester. This means that students from 1st to 3rd grade have been exposed to music from Brazil or South Africa. Students in 4thgrade worked in theater. It is now time to present to parents.

  Friday, December 9, 2016

Shows in the Auditorium

By Isabelle Gilet

Spectacles dans l’auditorium

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The auditorium has been very busy the past few days with presentations from the music and theater programs. Parents enjoyed the presentations of the Brazilian and South African music program in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade, and the theater in 4th grade at the Forum this week.

Do not miss the Winter show next week, Friday at 10:30 am!

  Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Science in 1st Grade.

By Francis Carlier

In 1st  grade students start to work on different topics in Science. They manipulate, observe, make assumptions, draw and understand.

The Science program is an important part of our curriculum, from 1st to 8th grade.


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  Thursday, November 17, 2016

3rd grade Forum

By Francis Carlier

Learning Geography at SDFAS is really easy since families come from all over the world. We just need to talk about where we are coming to go on a trip in our imaginations! This is what the 3rd graders did today when they presented during the Forum about the countries, cities and states they come from. From Asia to America through Africa, all continents have been visited while listening Mariachis, Frank Sinatra or “yodeling”.

By François Tregouët


  Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mathematics Manipulatives

By Francis Carlier

The students in fourth grade have started learning how to relate multiplication and division through the use of arrays. We were able to use the pattern blocks to demonstrate our understanding of building arrays. The students always benefit from having the opportunity to manipulate in mathematics! So a big thank you from us for your donations!

Cathleen Anderson

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  Friday, November 4, 2016

Robotics in 1st grade

By Francis Carlier

Last week, 1st graders began working on robotics with François Tregouet. They will enjoy this activity until December break. They are learning how to code, but they also count, add, subtract, and communicate using a precise vocabulary.

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  Thursday, October 13, 2016

2nd Grade Forum

By Francis Carlier

The second graders presented a promo bout the 7 continents on Earth. We learned about some of the special features of each continent and the differences in their size. The students worked together to create maps or each continent.

Emily Loomis



  Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cave Paintings in La Jolla

By Francis Carlier

After the study of the first humans and how humanity evolved, students had a virtual visit of the Lascaux caves. Located in the southwestern of France, Lascaux caves are among the most famous paleolithic caves in the world, and are particularly known for its paleolithic paintings. We saw that the scenes were in relation with the hunter-gatherer way of life and that most of the paintings represented the bush meat.

The 3rd graders discovered the tools and the layout that humans used and created their own paintings which have been shown to the rest of the school. For this work, chalks have been used reproducing the natural black (charcoal) and ocher (dirt) pigments.”

Alexandre Franquet



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  Friday, September 30, 2016

Delegates Elections

By Francis Carlier

This year, the United States and France will elect a new President. Teachers took this opportunity to organize more formal delegates election, working on civics and specific  vocabulary.


Valentina is choosing her delegate behind the voting booth.


Then she uses the ballot box


Also, she has to sign the register.


Finally, the results !

  Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Geography in 4th grade

By Francis Carlier

As part of the Geography program, the 4th graders walked to the top of Mount Soledad in order to observe and make comments about the location of the school. Canyons, mountains, ocean, coast, residences… a long list of vocabulary was visually noted and understood.

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