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Friday April 22nd - Chasse aux oeufs / Egg hunt with les Poussins!

Easter CookiesWhat a great morning with Les Poussins - we took a walk to the downtown Lafayette park plaza for la chasse aux oeufs (egg hunt), story telling, and special holiday games. Of course the highlight was watching the children run around the grassy park, collecting colorful eggs in their baskets. We finished up back at FFF with snack time, and the most amazing (and beautiful!) cookies, made by the Mom of one of our Poussins (see photo of cookies at right).

Easter with Les Poussins


A GREAT TIME - MARDI GRAS 2011


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Thursday February 17 - 3:30 pm - Musical Roule Galette

Our second graders (Afternoon Immersion 3) presented a musical called Roule Galette. This was an opportunity to witness the progress and development of our students who continue to grow at French for Fun, as well as meet their parents who shared their experiences of transitioning from the morning immersion into the afternoon programs.

 

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ART WORKSHOP & CROCHET (needle point)
for Afternoon Immersion Programs
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

For the second year in a row, French For Fun welcomed renowned artist Tuy Nga Brignol. The artist presented a drawing workshop about triangles for our younger students (4 to 6 years old). And our older afternoon immersion students attended a "crochet" (needle point) workshop.

Tuy Nga Brignol is a Vietnamese-born physician (Association Francaise contre les Myopathies), the French Muscular Dystrophy Association www.afm-france.org/afm-english_version/) and a self-taught artist. She lives near Paris with her French husband and their two sons. Since 2002, she has been participating in many juried exhibitions (France, Germany, USA).

Her drawings are made in one stroke, one continuous line, traced without lifting the pen off - one single stroke where the beginning meets the end, where alpha meets omega. After one continuous stroke the tracing is then transformed into triangles.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
Tuesday, November 15-19, 2010

International Education WeekInternational Education Week (Nov 15-19) was an opportunity for the French for Fun students to learn about, work with and appreciate their classmates of different races, religions, national origins or linguistic backgrounds.

At French for Fun, we are committed in preparing young people to understand and interact within a culturally diverse and globally interconnected world.

LAMORINDA MOMS PRESCHOOL FAIR
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The 13th annual Preschool Fair (2010) was held on a Tuesday, November 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Athletic Club in Lafayette. http://www.lamorindamoms.org/

French For Fun participated in this event and had a booth with a display about the center and its programs.


PANNEAUX D'AUTOMNE - APRÈS-MIDI CABARET/VARIÉTÉS - November 3, 2010

The Afternoon Immersion VI students with the participation of Mme Isabelle & Mr Jeff entertained us with a few famous poems and songs about fall season from Paul Verlaine, Juliette Gréco, etc! Performance was followed by a "goûter" (snacks) shared with families.


MORNING IMMERSION FIELD TRIPS

LES POUSSINS FIELD TRIP - MATINÉE LA FERME (Morning at the farm) - October 22, 2010
Our Poussin students had an opportunity to experience close interaction with Sienna Ranch's many animals including chickens, ducks, goats, and horses, led by one of Sienna Ranch's animal care staff members. Children held bunnies, collected eggs, fed goats, and groomed Sugar, the pony. Highlight of the field trip -- a tractor ride just like the song "Sur le tracteur de Michel" with hay bales!! This event was followed by a picnic at the farm.

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LES PAPILLONS FIELD TRIP - SACHETS DE LAVANDE - October 20, 2010
Students selected fabric, sewed and filled fresh lavender into their sachets.

AFTERNOON IMMERSION FIELD TRIP

THEÂTRE - LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT - October 16, 2010
Sleeping Beauty (La Belle au Bois Dormant), by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble
Our students in Afternoon Immersion III, called "Les Dragons et les Fées" studied les contes de Charles Perrault. They had a great opportunity to see a show from the famous author.

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MUSICAL WORKSHOP - Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

music_workshopMonsieur Jeff (husband of Mme Isabelle, one of our morning teachers), is a professional guitarist and he met with our Afternoon Immersion VI students for a special musical workshop.

 


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music_workshopSEMAINE DU GOÛT - TASTING WEEK AT FFF
October 18th-22nd, 2010

As celebrated every year in fall, several classes had a chance to be involved in various cooking and tasting culinary projects!


June 2010 Trip to Provence with French For Fun

Every two years or so, French For Fun takes its oldest students (afternoon immersion) and their families on a fabulous trip to France.

In summer 2010, the destination was: PROVENCE!

A French for Fun trip is all about the kids and making sure that their experience with France is as real as possible. We did not go as tourists but adventurers, explorers, immersing ourselves with the land and the different people we met. We did not stay in Hotels, but rather in vacation villages. We had a full program along the way, which combined culture, learning, and plenty of fun.

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Art Workshop - For Morning & Afternoon Immersion Programs

 

French For Fun offered an Art workshop for morning and afternoon immersion programs with renowned artist Tuy Nga.

Tuy Nga is a Vietnamese-born physician (Association Francaise contre les Myopathies, the French Muscular Dystrophy Association www.afm-france.org/afm-english_version/) and a self-taught artist. She lives near Paris with her French husband and their two sons. Since 2002, she has been participating in many juried exhibitions (France, Germany, USA).

Her drawings are made in one stroke, one continuous line, traced without lifting the pen off - one single stroke where the beginning meets the end, where alpha meets omega. The space created is then filled up with lines, loops, circles. Once achieved, depending on how the piece is handled, different impressions stimulate the imagination of the beholder.

She uses art as a means to display the non-manifested in the manifested, in the search for spiritual unity that permeates everything in life...

It was a truly inspiring experience for our students!

www.art-allaprima.com






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