Friday, January 12, 2018

King George III and his tax collector visit EFDM

King George III and his Tax Collector visited EFDM last Friday to collect taxes from the Colonists in the CM1/CM2/6ieme class!

In English Language Arts class, students have started to study the Revolutionary War.  In this unit, students will study important events from the war, create a timeline, research an important figure or event from the war, and finally, participate in a 'Wax Museum' that the community will visit.

Stay tuned...more information about the Wax Museum will be coming soon.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Purple Elephant, What Do You See?

Early Childhood classes proudly read their short story, Purple Elephant, What Do You See? to the Second and Third Graders (CE1/CE2) this week. They were so impressed and really enjoyed their story!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter Recess!

Winter Recess sure is fun!  

Ink Blot Art

Don't forget to check out the awesome art from the CM1/CM2/6ieme class.  Incredible!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Fun in the snow!

 It's always a fun recess when it's time for sledding!

Over the December vacation, the school placed hay bales down the hill and through the forest to ensure a safe sledding environment.  Today students enjoyed sledding with their classmates!

Welcome back!

Welcome back to school!  
On January 2 we welcomed 5 new students to our EFDM community. Although our first day back we had frigid and dangerous temperatures, students were thrilled to be reunited with friends and to meet our new classmates.

Bonne année!

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year! 
 See you back to school on January 2, 2018!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Des recettes de sorciers et de sorcières

Students in CE1 became witches and wizards and had a blast creating their own magical recipes.  Concoctions for spicy candies, spaghetti soup, rat cake, dragon egg salad, and other recipes were all mixed in class this week!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Performance

Congratulations to our entire school community for their Winter Performance last Monday.  This celebration of music, dance, and classroom performances was impressive and also a testament to our mission of students being immersed in French.  To see our students perform in front of a large audience but also 'en française' is extraordinary. Bravo!

We would like to thank our talented and creative faculty for their efforts.  We are very proud of our teaching team and their dedication.  Also, a heartfelt thank you to parents for supporting our school's mission and giving the gift of a second language to your child.

Please check our Facebook and Instagram page for more photos from our special day.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bouncing Eggs

The 2nd Grade/CE1 English Language Arts class have been having a lot of fun.  Recently they began a 'How-To' unit, where they will publish their own 'How-To' book.

In order to prepare for the writing project, students have been reading many 'How-to' books.  We read the book 'How to Bounce an Egg' and followed the steps.  After three days time, we had bouncing eggs in English class!  Students recorded their observations each day and had a lot of fun bouncing the egg!

Stay tuned... the 'How-to' books will be coming soon.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Nutrition Presentation

Liz Strawbridge, proud mom of Cody in Grade 2, spoke to the 2nd and 3rd grade classes about nutrition and sugar.  In the presentation, Liz taught students about healthy sugar intake, as well as how to read nutrition labels.  Students examined a variety of snacks and beverages and put them in sequential order from healthy to not healthy by looking at the nutrition labels.  Liz also discussed the use of chemicals and preservatives in our food.  Merci Liz for a wonderful presentation!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Let it snow!

If it snows soon, we need to thank Elodie, Victorien, and all the GS/CP students!  This week they excitedly made 'bonhomme de neige' cookies in celebration of winter and our December birthdays.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jackson Pollock Inspired Art

The CE1/CE2 art class certainly had an exciting art class!  Eggs were filled with paint and then dropped or thrown onto a canvas to create 'drip' inspired artwork, inspired by Jackson Pollock. Similar to Pollock's style, we practiced painting without touching the canvas. This was surely an art class we won't forget!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Winter Performance Preparation

Students have been hard at work practicing songs and dance for their winter performance where they will sing, dance, and recite a story! Here they are singing and making winter crowns to wear on Monday!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Crepe Tasting

The crepe tasting party was the final reward for the CM1/CM2/6íeme class completing their multiplication and division wheels.  Students practiced daily multiplication and division facts and were limited in time to 40sec per wheel. Fifth and sixth graders also learned cubes and squares up to 10. Upon completion of all the multiplication and division facts, they were rewarded with crepes. Thank you Julie and Dasha for making 40 delicious crepes in 10 minutes!

Friday, December 1, 2017

November Birthday Celebration

This week, to celebrate November birthdays, students made gingerbread together! We worked on naming the ingredients we used, we followed the recipe steps in sequential order, colored a gingerbread man, and of course, ended the day with a delicious gingerbread snack! Yum! 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

School Council Members

EFDM held our first meeting with School Council Members since the election.  We also had a guest speaker attend, Jerome Train who is our pedagogical advisor from MLF.  Thank you to all members for a productive meeting.

 Thank you to our Parent Representatives: Dominique, Chelsea, Sonya, and Cedric.

Merci Jerome Train for your visit.