Students of 3rd grade and 7th grade are involved in the 2nd international contest of collaborative writing organized by the International Federation of French Teachers and the Florilège International des Ecrivains en Herbe Francophones. The theme of this year is “Eldorado…”. This trans-diciplinary project blends several disciplines such as history, geography or writing, but also develops the aptitude of students to work collaboratively.
Marion Addo, Alexandre Franquet
On Wednesday, March 1st, students from 3rd to 6th grade have enjoyed a play from La JollaPlayhouse. At the end of the play, students were able to ask questions to the actors.
Teresa Sekiguchi and Yuriko Patino have invited the parents of the students taking this Advanced Spanish class to an open class. They shared a few stories and learning they have had.
The 4th graders have been working very seriously for their Forum’s presentation. With David accompanying on piano and Claire Selva on the flute, the students interpreted the song from the movie “Les Choristes”. Together pairs of students represented from each class then presented a Haiku about improving their classroom environment.
Fourth graders are learning about mineral identification in science. They were able to use a QR code reader app to look up crucial information to classify and learn more about a variety of mineral properties.
Last Tuesday, 3rd graders B went to a field trip with Middle School students. Everybody visited Old Town and participated to different activities.
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.
Our Art Program resumes after December break. Students will now be exposed to painting, drawing and clay with Sonja Donahue and Jacob Johnston.
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!
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