Maternelle students transformed into clowns, dancers and gymnasts to put on a show of circus acts before a lively audience of parents, grandparents, siblings, faculty and staff on December 18th.
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Did you check out the preschool, pre-k and kindergarten art display at the Princeton Public Library? The students’ artwork was proudly displayed on the third floor of the library from Dec. 9th until Dec. 20th
On December 7th, the French American School of Princeton (FASP) Parents’ Association hosted its annual book fair at the Barnes and Noble located in Princeton’s MarketFair Mall.
The book fair brought together the FASP community made up of students, parents and faculty. The day-long event offered a selection of children’s literature, crafts and two special story times read to students. In addition to literature and crafts, the book fair welcomed children’s book illustrators Risa Horiuchi and Mike Moran, as well as author Kelsey Kloss, who specializes in children’s literature.
During the event, Moran led a drawing workshop, which engaged middle-school aged students. Earlier in the day, a special story time gathered the attention of the younger students.
Kloss, author of the book Malty the Blue Tiger, feels honored to have read to the bilingual students of the school.
“We had so much fun reading and signing Malty the Blue Tiger in Princeton,” said Kloss. “It was wonderful to meet all of the fantastic readers and families who joined us!”
Horiuchi, who illustrated Kloss’ book and a number of other children’s books, also read during the story time.
“It was great to see the children’s reactions to Malty the Blue Tiger,” said Horiuchi. “Their reactions really brought the illustrations to life.”
The event, coordinated by the FASP Parents’ Association, is an annual book fair designed to help grow the school’s library through both donated and purchased books.
“All funds raised during the event go toward purchasing additional books for the school library,” said Prisca Tsai, President of the FASP Parents’ Association. “The book fair is one of the biggest events that the association coordinates for the school.”
On November 20th, students in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten prepared a luncheon! The menu consisted of gratin dauphinois, green beans and cranberry sauce to encourage new eating habits.
We’re going to the farm!
Students and faculty in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten recently visited Fernbrook Farms during their fall field trip! Students explored the farm, tasted fresh foods and learned about soil during the trip. Take a look at a few of the photos from the day-long trip, which encouraged growing minds of the students who attended.
Students Host Semaine du Goût in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten!
Earlier this month, students and faculty in Maternelle presented “Semaine du Goût” and Forum held in the FASP cafeteria! The morning event gathered preschool, pre-k and kindergarten students, as well as their parents, for a presentation of song, artwork and food prepared by the students.
There are a lot of new and exciting things about Grade 1 – a different classroom environment, homework(!), more emphasis on reading skills, and more. To help get our Kindergarten students ready and excited for this new adventure, they recently visited the Grade 1 class to see what it’s like. They met one of the characters in the French books, met the teacher, and talked about how things will be different. They’ll be all set to start in September!