Grades 7 & 8 presented their creative learnings, stories and designs at their bilingual forum last week. Grade 8 students shared what they’ve learned about plastic pollution in our oceans and how they’ll help during their trip to Bermuda in May. Grade 7 students shared skits about being stranded on a desert island and displayed 3D models of their own island designs.
Category Archives: Middle School
Continuing all year, our middle school students take turns visiting the Maternelle classrooms to read stories in French and English. Here are the books that students enjoyed reading and listening to this time:
Books read in Preschool:
Books read in Pre-K:
Books read in Kindergarten:
As part of the implementation of the IB (International Baccalaureate) program at FASP, our students are learning about the design process. They’re working with a graphic designer and special equipment to create and 3D print their own designs, learning about the concepts and skills related to the field.
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A common French tradition in January is the galette des rois, or kings cake. At FASP, we continue this tradition with our students every year. Our maternelle and middle school students baked their own cakes this year, and many elementary school parents also generously volunteered to make cakes. As always, it was a fun (and delicious!) moment to share together!
As part of the implementation of the IB program in our Middle School, students and teachers are learning key concepts for an IB education. Recently, students worked on group activities to explore important qualities for an IB learner, which include being open-minded, balanced, reflective, caring, and more.
IB Learner Profile:
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For several weeks, Grade 5 & 6 students gathered in teams to complete math challenges. At the end of the challenges, the teams with the most collective points were announced. These challenges encourage enthusiasm for problem-solving, give students a chance to work together, and help introduce Grade 5 students to new concepts in the middle school setting. Bravo to everyone for participating, and thank you to their teachers for coordinating!
Our elementary and middle school students spread the holiday cheer at their Winter Festival. New and familiar songs alike were sung and played on a variety of instruments.
Grade 1 students played Joy to the World on the handbells and sang Do Re Mi. Grades 2 & 3 sang Francophonie and danced to Rock Around the Clock. Grade 4 played recorders and sang Bring on the Snow. Grade 5 played a variety of instruments (harp, xylophone, keyboard) and Middle School sang a few songs full of holiday spirit.
Happy Holidays from the students at FASP!
More of our Middle School students visited the maternelle classes to read stories in French and English. It’s a great chance for middle school students to practice different reading styles, and the younger students love it! They will continue this regularly throughout the year.
Books read in Pre-K
Chaucer’s First Winter La boule de neige qui roule
Books read in Kindergarden
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever Hansel et Gretel
During their bilingual forum last week, Grade 7 students taught us about famous physicists like Blaise Pascal, John Dalton, and Henri Becquerel. Grade 8 students highlighted a few interesting elements like sulfur and neon. Students practice their public speaking skills while switching between French and English throughout their presentation. Well done everyone!
This month, Grade 5 & 6 students are coming together to solve math problems during the Défis Mathématiques. Working in groups, they get to know students in a different grade while honing their critical thinking and teamwork skills. This competition is organized by the AEFE, the organization which unites the network of French-accredited schools around the world. Our students join in with those of many other schools worldwide!
With activities like the Défis Mathématiques, our Grade 5 students become more familiar with the Middle School space and teachers, which facilitates an easier transition to Middle School next year. Awards will be given at the end of the month to the highest-scoring team!