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  Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Field Trip to Old Town

By Francis Carlier

Last Tuesday, 3rd graders B went to a field trip with Middle School students. Everybody visited Old Town and participated to different activities.

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  Thursday, January 26, 2017

2nd grade Forum: Conjugation !

By Francis Carlier

Murielle’s class have prepared a play for their Forum. A good way to work on Conjugation !

  Thursday, January 12, 2017

Science Lab for the 4th Graders

By Francis Carlier

The fourth grade students had the special opportunity to use the middle school science lab to work on an Erosion Experiment. We experienced what happens to the surface of land as water erodes it away. Perfect timing with the rainfall San Diego is experiencing right now.

Cathleen Anderson


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  Thursday, January 5, 2017

Visual Art Program

By Francis Carlier

Our Art Program resumes after December break. Students will now be exposed to painting, drawing  and clay with Sonja Donahue and Jacob Johnston.

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  Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Winter Show – A selection of pictures

By Isabelle Gilet

On December 16, students presented the Winter Show in the auditorium. This year, the theme was the Four Elements. 1st and 3rd grade played drums and sang Brazilian traditional songs learnt during the first term with Stefanie. 2rd graders presented the rhythms and dance son South Africa, learned with Nomsa. This was made possible thanks to our partnership with the Center for World Music. Musicians sent by the center offer a series of workshops to the students, teaching them musical skills and introducing the culture of the country they represent.

4th and 5th graders performed the plays they had prepared with their theater teacher Meara and Susan. A great show with multi-talented students!

Click on a picture to start the slide show:


  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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