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French Friday Preschoolers on Safari

Published: April 13, 2019

French Friday preschoolers recently traveled to the francophone region of central Africa. Instead of our typical trip en avion (by airplane), we went by jeep on a safari to learn about les animaux sauvages (wild animals), including un crocodile (crocodile), un rinocérous (rino), un elephant (elephant), une girafe (giraffe), un flamant rose (flamingo), un lion (lion), un zèbre (zebra), un guépard (cheetah) et un hippopotame (hippopotamus).

Operation Arctic on April 13! Bli med! 

Published: April 4, 2019

Join us at Norway House on Saturday, April 13, from 9:30-11:30 for a special Arctic-themed Norge Rundt, a Norwegian immersion class for children 4-11 years old. No previous experience with Norwegian necessary, though registration is required by Wednesday, April 10th ($35/class). Following class, you can head upstairs to the Gallery for a free noon showing off Operation Arctic (Operasjon arktis), a film by Grethe Bøe-Waal, based on the novel by Leif Hamre.

Moving through the seasons in Chinese Pre-K

Published: March 20, 2019

Now that we’re heading more clearly towards spring, Chinese preschoolers used a felt board to practice concepts related to the seasons. Each student received a plate with different seasonal items placed on it. When the season was called, the child holding those seasonal items came up to the front and added details into the scene.

Seasick in Spanish Club!

Published: March 18, 2019

This week past week in Spanish after-school, we traversed the ocean en barco (by boat) to reach our final destination of Equatorial Guinea! But, uh oh! Many of us ran into problems with el mareo (seasickness) on the ocean…..

Celebrating Mardi Gras!

Published: March 4, 2019

Last week, French preschoolers visited La Nouvelle-Orleans and focused on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). They looked at photos of masks, costumes and the parades, and talked about how Ms. Annick was there and will be riding on a float as part of the parade! The trois (3) Mardi Gras colors are gold (d’or) representing power; violet (purple) representing justice, and green (vert) representing faith.

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