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Local artist and FASP parent Carole Jury visited FASP recently to talk with our Grade 8 students about her work and career. She shared how her business started, what her art techniques are, and together they learned a bit about working with oil paints. Thank you, Carole, for a fun and informative lesson!
Our Maternelle (Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten) classes recently put on a presentation all about spring for their parents and friends. Songs, poetry, and dance performances about spring and new growth were accompanied by bright and beautiful art projects. The Spring Celebration is a great opportunity for families to witness their children’s progress in two languages and connect with one another. Our students and teachers really enjoy bringing parents in to what they’ve been up to, too.
Author/Illustrator Marc Boutavant recently visited FASP for artist workshops and a book signing!
Boutavant is well known for his bestselling children’s series “Around the World with Mouk” as well as his monthly “Ariol” comic strip in J’aime lire, a magazine for young readers. During his visit, he spoke about the creation of his newest series “Chien Pourri” (Dumpster Dog) and answered our students’ questions about his characters and career. He also held a special book-signing time for our students to meet him and have their books signed.
Our Grade 8 students will be taking a trip to Bermuda in May, to experience the culture there and to work on their community project around plastic pollution. As a fundraiser, they offered a homecooked meal to our school community with the help of their parents and the PA. The food was a delicious, and the event was a success!
Our middle schoolers put on an engaging Science Fair on Friday, displaying their research, calculations, experiments, and creativity. The whole school visited to learn about how plants grow in different light, how temperatures affect solar panels, and much more. Several judges will choose winners based on many aspects of students’ work, display, and presentation. Winners will be announced at the end of the year. Great work!
FASP has extensive collections of French and English books in the Maternelle and Elementary/Middle School libraries. Students enjoy visiting once a week, where they can browse and borrow books to take home and enjoy. Maternelle students often read a story together, and older students share books they’ve enjoyed with the “coups de coeur.” Reading, and learning to love it, is important for building vocabulary, expanding the imagination, improving memory, and encouraging concentration.
Our Grade 2 students presented their bilingual forum all about air. They described their experiments to discover the properties of air, like building kites and parachutes, submerging something in water, and weighing a balloon. They also talked about air pollution and sang the French song Vert L’Univers. Bravo!
At FASP, students learn the foundations of handwriting starting in Preschool. Once in Kindergarten, they begin working specifically on handwriting skills through a workbook and activities. Our Kindergarten students have been developing these fine-motor skills with word-building puzzles, white boards, and lessons in their workbooks.
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