Sunday, January 21, 2018

Morning Stories

Each week in the CE1/CE2 classroom, a pair of students work together each week to create a story to share with the class at the end of the week.  They are given ideas, picture cues, and vocabulary choices to include in their story that they share with the class orally.

Students love being authors AND the audience! 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Snow Sculptures in the style of Goldsworthy

Students in the GS-CP class learned about an artist named Andy Goldsworthy, a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist known for his site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings.

They drew inspiration from his work to create their own sculptures, using only what they could find on the school playground. Unfortunately, the sun and warmer temperatures melted away their beautiful work, but here are some photos for you to enjoy!

"Le volcan"

"La tour en boules de neige"

"Le poulpe"

"Maison pour un tamia qui a du style"
"La cabane"
"Les fleurs"

"Le carré"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Paysages d'hiver par les GS-CP

Children from the GS-CP class were inspired by the recent weather and created their own winter landscape in art.

First, they painted their background in a color gradient.

Then, they drew a landscape on black paper, using light colored pencils and sometimes cookie-cutters to help shape moose, bears or otters. They cut out their creations and glued them on their backgrounds.

Finally, they created a blizzard on the scene by spraying white paint with a toothbrush.

Bravo les artistes!


Friday, January 12, 2018

King George III and his tax collector visit EFDM

King George III and his Tax Collector visited EFDM last Friday to collect taxes from the Colonists in the CM1/CM2/6ieme class!

In English Language Arts class, students have started to study the Revolutionary War.  In this unit, students will study important events from the war, create a timeline, research an important figure or event from the war, and finally, participate in a 'Wax Museum' that the community will visit.

Stay tuned...more information about the Wax Museum will be coming soon.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Purple Elephant, What Do You See?

Early Childhood classes proudly read their short story, Purple Elephant, What Do You See? to the Second and Third Graders (CE1/CE2) this week. They were so impressed and really enjoyed their story!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter Recess!

Winter Recess sure is fun!  

Ink Blot Art

Don't forget to check out the awesome art from the CM1/CM2/6ieme class.  Incredible!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Fun in the snow!

 It's always a fun recess when it's time for sledding!

Over the December vacation, the school placed hay bales down the hill and through the forest to ensure a safe sledding environment.  Today students enjoyed sledding with their classmates!

Welcome back!

Welcome back to school!  
On January 2 we welcomed 5 new students to our EFDM community. Although our first day back we had frigid and dangerous temperatures, students were thrilled to be reunited with friends and to meet our new classmates.

Bonne année!

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year! 
 See you back to school on January 2, 2018!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Des recettes de sorciers et de sorcières

Students in CE1 became witches and wizards and had a blast creating their own magical recipes.  Concoctions for spicy candies, spaghetti soup, rat cake, dragon egg salad, and other recipes were all mixed in class this week!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Performance

Congratulations to our entire school community for their Winter Performance last Monday.  This celebration of music, dance, and classroom performances was impressive and also a testament to our mission of students being immersed in French.  To see our students perform in front of a large audience but also 'en française' is extraordinary. Bravo!

We would like to thank our talented and creative faculty for their efforts.  We are very proud of our teaching team and their dedication.  Also, a heartfelt thank you to parents for supporting our school's mission and giving the gift of a second language to your child.

Please check our Facebook and Instagram page for more photos from our special day.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bouncing Eggs

The 2nd Grade/CE1 English Language Arts class have been having a lot of fun.  Recently they began a 'How-To' unit, where they will publish their own 'How-To' book.

In order to prepare for the writing project, students have been reading many 'How-to' books.  We read the book 'How to Bounce an Egg' and followed the steps.  After three days time, we had bouncing eggs in English class!  Students recorded their observations each day and had a lot of fun bouncing the egg!

Stay tuned... the 'How-to' books will be coming soon.