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  Monday, June 15, 2020

Reading Comprehension – Preschool

By Isabelle Gilet

Beginning in preschool we prepare our students to identify letters, read syllables and words and prepare for independent reading. One of our priorities is not only that they can sound out words and sentences but that they may also understand what they read!

  Monday, June 8, 2020

La Maison – PK0

By Isabelle Gilet

PK0 is using the theme of “the house” to inspire their school activities. They learn French vocabulary, shapes, spacial awareness, fine motor skills, listen to stories and even learn about hygiene and etiquette among many other things. How fun!

  Monday, June 1, 2020

Geometry in Kindergarten

By Isabelle Gilet

Kindergarten students pick up where their classes left off last year. They no have a good handle on lines and 2D shapes. They are ready to learn about 3D shapes and the world around us! Bravo!

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Solids and Liquids – Exploring Water

By Isabelle Gilet

Voici ce que les 2 classes de PK1 font en distance learning sur le thème de l’eau.

What is a liquid? What is a solid? Can a liquid become a solid? We will discover the answer to all of these questions together!

  Monday, May 18, 2020

The Farm – PK0

By Isabelle Gilet

The 2 and 3 year old students just finished up their unit on the farm. They learned french vocabulary and sentence structures. They worked on counting the animals they saw and they also used this theme to explore lines to prepare for writing. Enjoy!

  Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Seeds and Plants – Science in Preschool

By Isabelle Gilet

How do you make a garden grow? Ms. Valerie and Ms. Emilie’s students studied Seeds and Plants. They can know and they can help!

  Monday, May 4, 2020

Prewriting skills- Guided Drawing

By Isabelle Gilet

Students are learning to follow step-by-step instructions while they practice critical pre-writing skills!

  Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mardi Gras

By Isabelle Gilet

Wearing PURPLE, GREEN, and GOLD to celebrate “New Orleans Mardi Gras” and the diversity that exists at our SDFAS community, we had a bead parade.
Upon arrival, the Middle and Elementary school students received beaded necklaces. They looked with admiration upon their older school mates as they paraded around the school. By gently placing his or her own necklace around the neck of one of the little ones, they shared a moment of encouragement and a special bond.

 

  Monday, February 24, 2020

Sculpture Exploration

By Isabelle Gilet

The pk2 classes have developed a partnership with the sculptor Jon Koehler, from Jon Koehler sculpture. He has lent the class’ 4 artworks that the class were allowed to explore by touching and observing. They then choose a sculpture that they will talk about either/or describe and tell their feelings about it for the French ministry of Education action called “Mai au musée” (May at the Museum). This year’s subject is Music, so each class will also pair the sculpture of their choice with one or two music. The video realized for that occasion will be part of an online virtual museum with all the artwork chosen by students around the country.
In a second part of the project we will meet with the sculptor, see how he works and put ourselves in his shoes by creating an individual metallic sculpture.
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  Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sculptor at school

By Isabelle Gilet

TIMG_0205 IMG_1904 IMG_1897 IMG_0164he pk2 classes have developed a partnership with the sculptor Jon Koehler, from Jon Koehler sculpture. He has lent the class’ 4 artworks that the class were allowed to explore by touching and observing. They then choose a sculpture that they will talk about either/or describe and tell their feelings about it for the French ministry of Education action called “Mai au musée” (May at the Museum). This year’s subject is Music, so each class will also pair the sculpture of their choice with one or two music. The video realized for that occasion will be part of an online virtual museum with all the artwork chosen by students around the country.
In a second part of the project we will meet with the sculptor, see how he works and put ourselves in his shoes by creating an individual metallic sculpture.
If you want to know more about Jon’s work, click here: