Friday, September 23, 2016

Discovering South Freeport with the CM1 and CM2

In geography, the CM1 and CM2 are studying the everyday environment of the students. Each of them will study her/his immediate home environment and present it to the class. 

On top of that project, they wanted to discover the environment of the school and went on a educational walk to explore the surroundings of the school. They used maps and took notes on their observations on relief, vegetation, housing and population.

They had a wonderful time and learned a lot!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The CM1, making art like cavemen...

This week in art we painted like caveman. We started by taking a virtual tour of Lascaux Caves. Lascaux Caves in southwestern France are famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. In class we talked about how the caves where discovered, we observed and discussed the technics the caveman used to make the paintings. We also talked about the reasons Lascaux II located 200 meters away from the original was created, where the visitors may see the painted scenes without harming the originals.

We worked individually on images of animals and we also created a group project where we painted a part of the cave wall.
We crumpled the paper and pre painted the background using consentrated black coffee to make it look like a rock wall. We used charcoal, burnt wooden sticks, and handmade spice paints to paint animals.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day on October 3rd

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On October 3rd, grandparents and special friends are invited to the school to visit their grand child/special friend's classroom and participate in activities. A light luncheon will be served for the guests after their time spent in the classrooms.

It is a wonderful opportunity for them to see the children engage in the classroom activities and speak French!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vole vole petit papillon....

The GS and CP have been observing the different stages between a caterpillar and a butterfly. they started the school year by having monarch caterpillars in the classroom. They also studied in parallel Eric Carle's The Hungry Caterpillar. What a chance to witness this wonderful transformation in real time!

The "chenille" became a "chrysalide" and then today, the "papillon" got out of its chrysalis, took some time to spread and dry his wings. When it was time, the students went outside to release the monarch.

What an incredible moment it was!

First pool day for the CE1 to CM2...

Our swimmers are back in action! The students went to the pool for the first time this morning and you could feel excitement was in the air!

After reminders about safety rules, the students were invited to swim and show their moves to be able to separate them in different groups. The lessons started a little afterwards. At the end of the lesson, free play time in the little pool was very much appreciated by our students!

Monday, September 19, 2016

What is good for the body!

The CE1 and CE2 have been working on what is good (and less good) for the body. They were by 2 and worked together on establishing 2 lists : one for what is good to do and one for what is not good.

They had images that they cut and organized into 2 categories.

Great teamwork! 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Our first biking trip of the season!

Today was such a gorgeous day! Perfect weather for biking!

We left the school this morning to head to Wolfe's Neck Farm. Everyone was really excited: some because it was their first bike ride with the school, some because they had a new bike to try, some others just because these field trips are so much fun!

We made different groups and started our adventures. We biked the trails around the farm and the camping, stopped to explore the shores...

Lunch time was then very much appreciated and welcome...

We biked some more in the afternoon...the older students went to Wolfe's Neck Park and explored the trails. The younger stayed around this morning's trails and visited the farm. They enjoyed the animals!

It was a wonderful day and we cannot wait to do it again very soon! Thank you to all the parents who came to help and bike with us!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The students of Petite Section (PS) and Moyenne Section (MS) enjoy sitting down with a book...