Our aspiring chefs are at it again, this time making « Les sablés », a French biscuit made with flour, butter and sugar. The French word sable means "sand", which is the French term that takes the place of the English "breadcrumbs". Our young bakers rubbed cold butter into flour and sugar to form particles of dough until the texture resembles that of breadcrumbs or sand.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Marie and Dasha are at it again... They planned another exciting adventure for our Early Childhood students! Apparently, the classroom mascot, 'Lucie la souris' had not yet explored the entire L'Ecole Francaise du Maine interior and exterior space. Our students had a challenge of showing Lucie special areas of the school. First, students were given picture clues and had to figure out the location of the photo. When they found the object that was pictured, they discovered a smaller photo of the same object that they had to bring back to the classroom to show the mascot. This activity was a blast!
Our GS/CP students got their passports ready again...this time to visit South Africa. Merci beaucoup Danielle for your presentation to our world travelers!
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Last Friday we had beautiful weather on our bike trip! Our final bike trip of the year was picture perfect!
On display this week are Dymkovo inspired toys from Russia. Traditionally these toys were made by women for the annual holiday Svistunya or "Whistling", a spring fair that celebrates the sun. Birds, lambs, pigs, horses, nannies, noble ladies, elegant gentlemen, and female water carriers were made and painted with colorful geometric patterns. These toys were purchased at the fair and make whistling noises, while also kept as a souvenir.
Our GS/CP students did a beautiful job making these clay figurines! Bravo to our little artists!
Monday, June 3, 2019
In English Language Arts class, students have taken a virtual tour across the United States and have learned about the five different regions in our country. They have also practiced the state capitals. Students chose a state to research for our state poster project. This week, the 4th graders made presentations to the 2nd and 3rd graders. Bravo!