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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Welcome Back, FASP!

We were thrilled to open our doors again and safely welcome back our students for their first day of school! Take a look at a few snapshots of our first day of the 2021-22 school year!

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Congratulations, Graduates!

On June 4th, FASP celebrated our kindergarten, 5th-grade and 8th-grade graduates! During a ceremony held in our campus’ gymnasium, we first celebrated our 5th and 8th-grade graduates during a morning ceremony. In the afternoon, we were able to host a ceremony for kindergarten students. After the kindergarten ceremony, students enjoyed delicious treats with their classmates…

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PS/PK Students Create Mother’s Day Gifts

In honor of Mother’s Day, students in the ps/pk group made special gifts! While using construction paper, scissors, tape and skewer sticks, students created a beautiful bouquet of flowers! They even hand-crafted a vase, which was finished with a paint color of their choosing.  

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Students Enjoy Delicious Crêpes!

On April 8th, our students and team members were able to enjoy a delicious crêpe! Made fresh to order, students and team members enjoyed a sweet treat during the day. With a choice of sugar, strawberry jam or plain, those who enjoyed a crêpe certainly had a sweet moment during the day! A huge thank…

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April (Fish) Day!

To kick off the month of April, students in maternelle participated in an April Fool’s (Fish) Day tradition! On April 1st, students in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten spotted fish in their classroom! As a customary French tradition for “Poisson D’avril” students crafted fish to be placed on a classmate’s back to participated in the day…

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