Thank you so much for the drawings and letters! I enjoyed reading what you liked learning this year! I am happy you all enjoyed the different classes. I will bring these letters back home with me to the USA.
Elementary schools in France are similar to schools in the USA but also differ in many ways. I will explain a few aspects of elementary school life in the USA.
The French School System vs. the American School System:
Cours préparatoire (CP) – 1st grade
Cours élémentaire 1 (CE1) – 2nd grade
Cours élémentaire 2 (CE2) – 3rd grade
Cours moyen 1 (CM1) – 4th grade
Cours moyen 2 (CM2) – 5th grade
School Days and Vacation:
Students are in school from 8am to 3pm, 5 days a week (M – F)
. They have 4 days of holidays in November for Thanksgiving, 1.5 weeks for Christmas and New Years, and 1 week for Easter / Spring break. Students have a 3 month vacation for summer break.
Students learn math, science, history, and a language. Students also have P.E. class (physical education ), music class, and an art class.
Students bring a backpack to school to transfer their school materials to and from school. Because students bring their own lunches, students bring lunch boxes. The most used materials in the classroom include: three ring binders, pencils, erasers, pencil cases, folders, notebooks, glue sticks, and rulers.
The way students are transported to and from school depends on the size of the city. However, many students take a big yellow bus to school. A big yellow school bus picks up students at their homes or at a designated bus stop within the city. Students ride to and from school together on this bus. Carpooling is also another popular way to get to and from school where students will ride with one another.
After School Activities:
Students often participate in after school activities once the school day has ended. Many schools offer after school programs
that allow students to play sports, learn musical instruments, or create art projects.
Hello! Here are the responses to Challenge Number 3 from The Grand Large’s students and Mrs Berthou.
Great work, everyone!
Molly’s questions :
I am wearing a jersey, a pair of shorts, shinguards, and cleats. Who am I ?
He is a soccer player.
Pour trouver la réponse, nous avons dû écouter Molly, lire son texte puis aller sur le blog consulter l’article de Christina. C’est à ce moment que nous avons réussi à repérer le vocabulaire différent entre les tenues et accessoires des joueurs de foot et de football américain. Les élèves ont de cette manière tous eu accès au blog en classe. Cela les entrainera peut-être à y aller de chez eux.
I am white with black spots , what am I ?
It is a soccer ball.
Pour cette réponse, nous avons regardé l’image montrant les ballons des deux jeux.
The football field is 120 yards long. How long is it in meters ?
Nos joueurs de football disent que leur terrain de foot fait 120 m de long. Sur le net, il est écrit que le yard est comme le mètre et aussi que le yard est un tout petit peu plus grand que le mètre.
Christina’s questions :
I can be green or purple. You can eat me or drink me . What am I?
It is grapes.
This is a fruit you can eat or drink. You just need to mix the colours yellow and red!
It is orange.
I have skin but I’m not a person
I can be peeled but I’m not a potato
I’m a fruit but I’m not an orange
I grow on trees but I’m not a banana
I’m usually red or green or yellow.
It is apple.
What has to be broken before you can eat it?
It is eggs.
There’s white and milk and dark
These three types you might eat
As a type of candy