As part of the program in French, students are introduced to coding in Elementary. Coding is not a separate subject, but is taught simultaneously with language skills and calculation.
François Tregouët worked with the two 3rd grade classes, using the Ipads once a week. Students are enjoying a new and challenging activity that requires making hypotheses, self-correction and explanation to other students.
On Thursday, November 5 the food drive at SDFAS started. During the Forum, all students, from 1st to 8th, attended a presentation by the Association Feeding America San Diego.
Second grade has done a treasure hunt around the campus. The students are looking to uncover a succession of questions that they need to read and answer in order to get coins and eventually a surprise.
This treasure hunt is one way on work on different skills: situating one self in a close environment and to read a map.
Enjoy some pictures from the Halloween celebration on Friday, October 23. It’s a small selection of many beautiful and creative costumes. I’m sure you’ll see more on the class blogs…
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1st grade A: Maxim Lyakov and Claire Rebeiz
1st grade B: Evan Rudden and Keira Gallagher
2nd grade A: Mahé Margarot Fabre and Olivia Brennan
2nd grade B: Zachary Wood and Sebastian Brachet
3rd grade A: Jacob Reineck and Molly McAuliffe
3rd grade B: Fay Awad and Titouan Ferton
4th grade A: Ulysse Bago and Emeraude Westlake
4th grade B: Nathalie Garcia Soto and Dorian Pauillac
5th grade A: Adrien Cousin and Eva Reineck
5th grade B: Julia Reed and Nicolas Redon
Once per month, students read books to children in pre-K 2. Each 3rd grade student practices reading, intonation and gains a sense of responsibility. Pre-K 2 children enjoy having a peer who takes care of them and reads to them the story that they have chosen.
The Natural History Museum in Balboa Park is showcasing an exhibit called “Coast to Cactus.” The fourth grade students visited each of California’s four major regions along with docents to help provide a personalized tour. The students were able to understand how they impact their environment, and ways to conserve it.
In 3rd grade, students have been working on presentation of themselves. After answering series of questions they wrote a short text. Then, they recorded their presentation using “Tellagami” on ipads: they choose between different animation, costumes, background…All the presentation have been transferred as QR codes and are now displayed at the entrance of the school. Parents can visualize the presentation using smartphone.
In 1st grade A, regular desks have been removed from the classroom. We now have “collaborative desks” which allow students to work individually, with another student or in group of four or more. These desks are easy to move and groups of students can be in a large circle or half circle depending on the activity offered by the teacher.
Since there is no box under the new desks, student now have some of their supplies in a special holder hung on their chairs.
In the future, more classroom will be organized this same way in order to promote different learning situations.
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