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  Monday, May 20, 2019

SDFAS Short Movie Film Festival

By Francis Carlier

The 3rd San Diego Short Film Festival ceremony took place this morning at the school.
Our 5th graders won the prize for “Best Comedy”. The jury liked also that all students had a big part in the movie process. Congratulations to them!
Here is the link to watch their good work:

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  Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rawhide Ranch

By Francis Carlier

Each year the 4th Grade students attend an eventful, 3-day and 2-night field trip to Rawhide Ranch located in Bonsall. They gain confidence and independence while learning new skills and information during activities and work collaboratively to take care of the animals present at the Ranch. They always leave with fun and lasting memories of their horse, friendships, and accomplishments.

  • Sylvia Aka & Cathleen Anderson

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  Thursday, May 2, 2019

Haikus in 1st and 2nd Grades

By Francis Carlier

In 1st and 2nd grade students are invited to express themselves poetically based on their experiences at school. They began this project with the help of the teacher and then, little by little, became more autonomous and created their haikus by counting the verses and using a specific vocabulary. This activity also allows them to help each other, improve their work and then share their creations.

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  Monday, April 15, 2019

Notre Dame

By Francis Carlier

3rd graders have reacted to the sad news coming from Paris today…


  Thursday, April 4, 2019

3rd Grade Forum

By Francis Carlier

The third grade forum was a big success this morning. Family and lower elementary students enjoyed a wonderful slideshow featuring different learning experiences the third graders had throughout their school year. The third graders also impressed the audience with their beautiful singing of “Je Veux Apprendre Paroles,” a French song describing what it means to be great students, and “Count on Me,” an English song about the importance of friendship. The third graders worked very hard to be ready for their forum, and their French and American teachers could not be more proud.–3-UegzpUI-0Rb-yV3Ck04oEHg

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Gardening in 1st grade

By Francis Carlier

1stgrade students have started to work on gardening. Using the planters prepared by the 2ndgraders, children are working on seeds, germination and pollinators. Following this step, students will have a presentation on bees.

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  Friday, March 29, 2019

Laundry Art Day

By Francis Carlier

On Thursday, March 28th, all kindergarten to grade 8 pupils took their art work out of the classrooms and displayed them outside. This event, called “The Big Laundry” is a global event organized the same day all over the world in French schools.

This is an opportunity to appreciate the extent of the creativity of all our students, from the youngest to the oldest.


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  Friday, March 22, 2019

Science in 4th grade

By Francis Carlier

The fourth graders have started learning about energy transfers in science. They were able to use toy skateboards to demonstrate the effect that mass has when transferring kinetic energy. They documented and collected the data of the distances that the skateboards traveled when “transferring their energy” (ie crashing) and took the average to learn which collision had the greatest impact.

-Cathleen Anderson-

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  Friday, March 15, 2019

Economics Marketplace in 3rd grade

By Francis Carlier

During our Economics unit, the 3rd grade students had the opportunity to become economists and entrepreneurs. All students tapped into their creativity in creating a paper good to market and sell in their classrooms. Student created paper dolls, dragons, airplanes, cartoons, and wrote books of poetry, and informational books on how to take care of animals. Through this S.T.E.A.M. based project, students developed a deeper understanding of important concepts: opportunity cost, the difference between needs and wants, scarcity, supply, demand, consumer, producer, loans, import and export, and much more. Through the experience of being entrepreneurs, the students also wrote persuasive commercials scripts, kept a balance sheet to track inventory levels, costs and profits, managed money wisely, and created an artistic and attractive store front.

  • Alice Kong –

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  Monday, February 18, 2019

100 Days in 1st Grade

By Francis Carlier

The First Grade classes celebrated 100 days of school on February 15! To commemorate the achievement, all three classes participated in a variety of activities in French and English dealing with the number 100.
Their first project at home to was to make a collection of 100 and bring it to school. Students were so creative and artistic! They made collections of 100 legos, bows, and pennies. There were 100 unicorns, flags and chocolates!
Students all dressed in a color of the rainbow, worked together in groups to write the number 100 using their bodies and even observed 100 seconds of silence.
With the theme of 100, the students had sports where they jump roped 100 times, did 100 summersaults, took 100 “ant” steps and played leap frog, hopping 100 times!
The students worked on 100 math problems and created a variety of 100 projects such as: building with 100 legos, making necklaces using 100 fruit loops, tying 100 ribbons and creating 100 tissue paper flowers.
The whole school got involved during recess when our first graders had to collect 100 names.
 Congratulations to all our students on completing 100 days of school!
-Birka, Claire, Violaine & Elisabeth-
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