All our students learned about teeth today during the Dental Health workshops by Nesrine Bestandji at Canal Vista Family Dental. Students learned how to take care of their teeth, demonstrated flossing and brushing, and some learned how to repair teeth using composite.
Category Archives: Maternelle
Once a month, our Maternelle students will prepare and share a well-balanced meal together. Preparing these meals teaches students to follow instructions, use a variety of tools and materials, and taste and discover new healthy, seasonal foods. In addition, sharing a meal together promotes thoughtfulness toward each other and appreciation for finishing a project well.
The Maternelle students’ first meal was a huge success: grilled cheese sandwiches on homemade bread by the Preschool class, tomato and butternut squash soups by the Kindergarten class, and pumpkin-chocolate cake by the PreK class. Mmmm!
Middle School students visited the maternelle classes to read autumn-themed stories in French and English – a treat for everyone! They will continue this regularly throughout the year.
Books read in Kindergarden
Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night Citrouille, ma citrouille
Maternelle students participated in La Semaine du Goût (Taste Week) and learned all about smells and tastes. They spent time preparing food all week, which they shared with their parents on Friday. Parents also got to see a bilingual presentation of the English and French songs the children have learned so far. What a nice time to celebrate!
Transitioning from Kindergarten to Grade 1 is an important step for our students. To help them feel comfortable in their new class, Kindergarten students spend some time in the Grade 1 class to learn about life in elementary school. They read a story together, talk about homework, desks, and books, and try out the Smartboard.
New things are growing all around FASP! Our campus is green again and our Preschool and PreK students are learning about how plants grow. They planted seeds and have seen the vegetables and flowers growing. Our PreK students also planted flower seeds and decorated planters for Mother’s Day! Students learn to follow directions and care for the earth.
Being “scientific” involves being curious, observing, asking how things happen and learning how to find the answers. For the past few weeks, Pre-K and Kindergarten students have developing an understanding of the properties of air through several simple experiments.
By observing what is happening, using words to describe what they notice, and repeating the action to compare results, they learned that air can move things, takes up space and has mass!