Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Le Petit Nicolas

As you may know, Le Petit Nicolas is a very famous childrens' book, written by Goscinny and Sempé, known and adored by generations of French people.

It tells the story of little Nicolas, his life with his parents, his adventures at school with the teacher and his many friends. The children of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades have read and studied some of those adventures in class, both last year and this year. It then seemed very exciting to show them the film that was released in France last year.

The screening of the film was a big success among the children! Lots of laughter and discussion filled the air. Back to school the following week, we had little activities prepared for the students as a way for them to reinvest the information they had gathered. We had four groups composed with students from all levels. Each group had 30 minutes to answer questions, describe characters, discuss whether they enjoyed the film or not and explain why. We then all shared together. It was a great experience!