Developing Language Skills in Maternelle

Retelling the Story

Throughout the Maternelle grades, FASP students were introduced to an innovative language method to develop their French skills: Narramus or “the Art of Narrating.” This language method uses French storybooks as apparatus. It allows children to expand their vocabulary, improve comprehension, and develop their oral skills playfully and assertively. In anticipation of the story, children…

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Kindergarten Rituals

Kinder Morning Ritual 3

School rituals are composed of repeated moments of a short-duration activity. Frequency and regularity allow students to become comfortable with the activity, increase their autonomy, and gradually master the activity. Beginning in November, the Kindergarten class has been working on its morning rituals which include three activities: The calendar The attendance The encoding of syllables…

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The Tasting Week (La semaine du goût)

Maternelle Testing Week

La semaine du goût or Tasting Week is an annual event in France that gives children the opportunity to discover healthy produces and new flavors. This year at FASP, we embarked the students on a colorful adventure, discovering a rainbow of fruits and vegetables each day of the week. It was a team effort, as…

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Our Bilingual Big Green Monsters

Big Green Monster

French and English teachers developed a bilingual project in the preschool class where students learned about their bodies. They acquired new French and English vocabulary about the various facial features and colors. This project stemmed from the album Go Away Big Green Monster! (Va-t’en grand monster vert !) by Caldecott Award-winning author Ed Emberley. After…

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Why Early Childhood Education Matters ?

Preschool programs provide early childhood education and care for young children, and help them develop a range of skills that make them ready to learn when they start Elementary school.

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