Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1st skiing trip at Sugarloaf

Rallye Math en GS

Coopération et entraide dans des exercices de math (logique, mesure, résolution de petits problèmes), en vue de préparer le Rallye Math organisé par le réseau AEFE Amérique du Nord au mois d'avril.
Réseau Aefe Amérique du Nord

Coopération et entraide sur l'ordinateur: comment utiliser le clavier, le track pad, pour résoudre les petits exercices de lecture et de phonologie d'après une histoire lue en classe.

Le magicien des couleurs

 We read the book "Le Magicien des Couleurs". This  book relates the inventions of colors in a gray world.
We tried to imagine the world in one color by creating and wearing some special glasses that we made.

 We also drew and painted the world around us in one color.

Ecriture créative en CM2 et 6e

The 5th graders worked on the direct object in grammar.
They discovered an extract from a poem written by Boris Vian.
They wrote the same way:
The result is full of creativity.


 The 6 graders studied world little stories.
They wrote their own story, very imaginary, answering the following questions:

- Why does the frog croak?

-Why does the owl only go out at night?

-Why does the zebras have stripes?

On a visité la Brewer Marina

On a visité la Brewer Marina

Our school participates in a scientific challenge organized by the  réseau of the North American french schools. We have to build something that floats (a boat?) that is able to move independently while carrying something  that weighs 500g.

We first try different materials or objects that float

To understand how boats float and move, we were lucky to go visit Brewer Marines that is located in South Freeport, close to L'Ecole Française du Maine
John gave us the tour starting underneath the boats.

Mr. Brewer explained the keel and the rudder.

Each boat has a different keel.

Some children were surprised because boats are not just on the water, but have keels underneath as well so they don't capsize.  We didn't show keels when we made our boat drawings originally - but now we know!

There is a part under water  !

Some of the rudders are big

Some rudders are smaller because the boat uses to wind to move. So we went to see the masts!

It was really impressive!

All aboard!!

We even visited down below on some boats!!

We asked a very important question to John: What material is used to build boat?
The answer is fiberglass. That is going to be hard to find we thought.

Before leaving we got a souvenir!! A key chain that floats!!
 Thank You John for letting us visit your marina. We leaned a lot!!