Bon Appétit!!! Luncheon at "La Petite Jacqueline" followed by a visit to the Portland Museum of Art for grades 5 and 6
The 5th and 6th graders enjoyed a special outing in the city of Portland. They had a special luncheon at the French Bistrot, La Petite Jaqueline, with their own special menu including escargots, paté, cheeses and charcuterie for starters, followed by French Onion Soup, or a choice of assorted tartelettes and finally, delicious desserts such as Creme brulée or chocolate mousse, to name a few! In preparation for this outing, Beth and Céline practiced table etiquette in the classroom with the students, French style, using real plates and silverware. It was fun learning how to set the table (European fashion), how to hold the fork and knife properly when eat at all times (no, you are never allowed to touch the food with your fingers, not even French fries, or to shovel food with a fork!) and to learn some interesting table manner rules. For example, what is the correct placement of your napkin if you should need to leave the table? (Which, in itself is inappropriate and should be avoided if possible...) Well, you should place it on the back of your chair, (bien sur!), because no one wants your dirty napkin on the table! This fun role playing in the classroom really paid off as these students were absolute young ladies and gentlemen during the meal. It was truly a pleasure dining with such a well-mannered bunch! We can say with confidence these students are ready to accept an invitation to dine at any chateau (or local diner)! The museum and bus ride were lots of fun too!