This is part of the Second grade presentation on various topics. The expose are done in French and English with both teachers in the class.
This week the audience in the classroom was captivated and has learned about different animal: the weasel, penguin, bats and raptors. In two weeks the presentation will be about a famous person.
Yesterday, over 40 SDFAS students competed in the Kiwanis Junior Olympics at Clairemont High School. The annual track & field event invites all La Jolla students, ages 5 – 12, to enjoy a day of fun & competition. Students signed-up to test their skills in the 200m sprint, 100m sprint, 50m sprint, running broad jump, standing broad jump, obstacle course, and softball throw. SDFAS students raced, jumped and threw their way to gold, silver and bronze medals! Congratulations to all our young competitors!
Additionally, each year at the Junior Olympics, each school is invited to choose 4 girls and 4 boys to race in the 4 x 100m relay races. The relay consists of one 8 year old, one 9 year old, one 10 year old and one 11 year old. This year, for the first time, BOTH the girls and boys relay teams placed 3rd out of 8 schools, and they were all awarded the bronze medal. Congratulations to Marie Rebeiz, Elisabeth Madany , Ella Schuppek , and Tahlia Zadeyan for being the first girls relay team in school history to place in the top 3! And to Aidan Des Rosiers – Kutchuk, Titouan Ferton, Nicola Redon, and Paul Madany for representing the boys! Bravo to our relay teams!
At the end of the day, each school sends their fastest runner to compete in a 400 meter race for the title of “Fastest Boy” and “Fastest Girl” in La Jolla.
This year for the girls, 4th grader Tahlia Zadeyan represented SDFAS and finished as the 5th fastest girl in La Jolla, an amazing accomplishment for such a young athlete. Good job, Tahlia!
For the “Fastest Boy”, 5th grader John Guckian raced a strong and strategic race. His focus and determination, coupled with his raw talent was no match for any other boy in La Jolla. John had a fast start, held a competitive pace throughout the race, and out sprinted all other runners during the last 100 meters… Giving him the 2016 title of “Fastest Boy In La Jolla” and winning the gold medal! “San Diego French-American School, John Guckian, Fastest Boy in La Jolla 2016″will be engraved on a historical trophy with all past winners. What an monumental feat!
The fourth graders had the opportunity to see one of Roald Dahl’s famous stories, The BFG, come to life through theater on Wednesday, April 27th. We attended the performance on San Diego State University’s campus at the Don Powell Theater. They did a wonderful job and we couldn’t stop talking about our favorite parts while we ate lunch on SDSU’s beautiful campus. It’s still showing for a few more days; don’t miss out!
This year, SDFAS celebrates Earth Day on Thursday, April 14. However, students have been working on different activities during the week. With the help of Jackie from Girard Gourmet, students had the opportunity to prepare a meal with “real” vegetables.
3rd grade A and B have worked with Garit Imhoff during the second trimester. On Tuesday, April 12 they have presented to the parents what they have learnt and enjoyed with Garit.[wpvideo GfvEsupe][wpvideo iqttN4hO]
After one trimester working on Balkan Voice with Marie Hayes, 4th graders presented to their parents what they have learned. Below is one video of the event in the auditorium.
I was delighted to visit this afternoon the first grade class of Sandrine. The students had written letters to me about their life at school and what they like during recess. The letters very well presented and read! Some students also prepared letters for Francis Carlier or Valérie Asensio. On the picture, the students who chose to write to me!
Bravo aux élèves de CP pour leur bon travail!
Friday April 8
Every year, teachers at SDFAS participate in the Rallye Math, which is a mathematics contest organized by the French association AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad). Students are working in groups in order to solve problems of different difficulty levels. At the same time, they are working on collaborating together and making decisions. Bellow are the 3rd graders B working on the Rallye Math.
Fourth Grade students at SDFAS have worked very hard over the past few weeks to research and complete a model of one California Mission of their choice. The students presented their reports and creative models in front of the class to share what they had learned. The missions were on display in the auditorium this past Monday for everyone to enjoy!