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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Back to school means reconnecting with friends, making new ones and knowing who your teachers will be. The Elementary blog is back and you will see how the year is going.
2nd graders have learned about the progression of organism and animal development based on the fossils found around the world. Todd Wirths (Annabelle’s father) also showed videos on how a paleontologist does his job at construction sites. Students realized the importance of observing areas being dug up in case there is an important fossil in the ground! We can learn so much about the past from fossils!
A big thank you to Todd Wirths!
This is the end of the year and students in 2nd grade have matured and developed language skills in English and French. As a conclusion of the year, they were asked to present on one topic in both languages. They were also creative with visuals for the presentation in front of the class.
Here is a short sample of one student presenting a way to relax and other costumed presentation.
“Un grand Bravo!” to the 5th graders who presented their bilingual version of Peter Pan. There were three performances comprised of a great story line, costumes, make-up, music, songs and humor. The energy was felt from all 30 students that were on stage.
Congratulations to all of the students and a big thank you to all of the parents who helped the teachers, Angie Rosenkrans and Bertrand Bago
Congratulations to the young artists who participated to the Art Fair this week!
For those of you who could not visit, here is an overview of the exhibit and the pieces presented by the Elementary students and some PK or Kindergarten students. (click on the picture to enlarge)