Developing Language Skills in Maternelle
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…Read More
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…Read More
The Tasting Week (La semaine du goût)
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…Read More
Our Bilingual Big Green Monsters
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…Read More
Poetry Enlivens Kindergarten Students’ First Week of School!
Music, Art and Pierre Lozère, “C’est la rentrée!”. Our Kindergarten students created their individual rendition of the French composer, as the first entry for their poetry notebook.Read More
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!Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More