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May/June 2013



Morning Immersion

La classe de Madame Catherine

In May and June, already many of our younger children were traveling and we were all ready for summer. This year has been very dry and hot in California, so the word SOLEIL is familiar to all our students and we even had to make rain sticks hoping for some PLUIE.

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While the older children were learning big words like CUMULUS and talking about rain clouds, the little ones were practicing pouring and planting.

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Promoting good nutrition and healthy habits, the children had plenty of opportunities this spring to smell, taste many vegetables while practicing basic math concepts and of course lots of vocabulary.

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Singing, dancing, acting out and dressing up are also an integral part of what we do at French For Fun.....Madame Isabelle has once again found wonderful songs for our young learners and our favorite was; La Parade des Petits Pois.

Aren't we the cutest peas you have seen?

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Afternoon Immersion

La classe de Madame Catherine

Students in this class were very busy in May preparing for the end of the year program, which this year was really all about LA BRETAGNE, the region of France we studied for a few months.

After learning the historical facts, meeting Jacques Cartier and Mertlin et Viviane, visiting Carnac, singing our hearts out, all these great sailor songs, the children really enjoyed making their COIFFES.

The materials used were very simple and inexpensive, there were no directions and yet the results were amazing.



Once the students understood how les Bretons used to dress, they were introduced to Paul Gauguin and his many beautiful paintings he worked on while staying in Pont Aven.

Greatly inspired, here is the work of our very talented fourth graders.

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If our stop at Pont Aven was memorial and fun, we just could not ignore Quimper....

The children and I walked to a nearby Color me Mine Art Studio for them to choose a plate, a pot or a small tray to paint a few days later in our school courtyard.

A perfect way to end the school year, painting en Plein Air and here again the finished products were amazing and truly a keepsake.

So much joy and so rewarding when after months of work and preparations, you know, you have made a difference.

That's why some of us could never be anything else but teachers!

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