Monthly Archives: October 2017

Academic Decathlon

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The 2017 – 2018 Academic Decathlon Team has been selected and is now meeting with coaches for the new curriculum:  Space.
The competition for the grammar schools of the Archdiocese will be held on March 3, 2018 at St. Pius School in Redwood City.








Projects in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

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This past weeks, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students have been working on animals. The Kindergarten kids learned about the animals of the farm (le coq, la poule, la vache, le mouton, le canard, l’âne, le chien, le chat). After drawing their own farm, they presented in to their classmates.

The 1st grade students are learning about pets (le chien, le chat, la perruche, le poisson rouge, la tortue) and colors at the moment. They did a dictation where they had to draw pets and color them carefully. After that, they wrote the name and color of the pets they draw.

The second graders presented and drew their family, saying their name and activities.

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Exploratorium Free Days!

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The Exploratorium offers free admission on specific days – the first one is this Sunday!

Exploratorium Free Days
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Pier 15, San Francisco

2017 Annual Free Dates

  • Pi Day (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
  • Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14, 2017)

2017 Free Community Day Dates

  • Sunday, January 22, 2017
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 (evening hours only, after 5 pm)
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017

On free days, museum entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

We also take a field trip to the Exploratorium in 8th grade – see a previous post about a past trip!

Qu’est-ce qu’on fait, dans la classe de français ?

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Après 2 mois de combat avec la grammaire – combat que nous avons gagné -, il est l’heure de passer aux projets avec toutes les classes de français à NDV.


Alors, on fait quoi, excactement  ?


  • les 8th graders créent une chanson, paroles en français, avec GarageBand.
  • les 7th graders travaillent sur des présentations sur des artistes francophones avec google.slides.
  • les 6th graders font des recherches sur Tintin et vont créer leurs propres bandes dessinées : une aventure inédite de Tintin.
  • les 5th graders présentent leurs slides sur les bandes dessinées célèbres du monde francophone (Asterix, Boule et Bill, Lucky Luke, etc…)
  • les 4th graders apprennent la géographie et les villes principales de France avec leur première présentation avec google.slides.


On s’amuse beaucoup, mais la grammaire reviendra à grands pas.




Bonne journée à tous!


[Ci-dessous, les 5th graders font un projet de copier/coller avec la syntaxe et des phrases contenant des adverbes. Une façon amusante de faire de la grammaire ?]





Busy in Kindergarten!

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We’ve had a fantastic start to the school year. We’ve been so busy having fun and learning. Check out some of the activities we’ve been up to in Kindergarten so far this year.

Working on letter and sound awareness during Literacy Stations.

Learning to play fun games and working together with our new friends.

Enjoying delicious caramel apples with our 8th grade buddies.

Responding to our story of the week. We are focussing on skills such as retelling, visualizing, inferring, and making predictions.

Coding Club Update

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This quarter the theme of Coding Club is, “Code. Make. Create”. We are having fun coding a lot of different things including: MakeyMakey, Edison Robots, Scratch games and more. I’ve added a few images from the club here to share what we’ve been up to.

Students using the MakeyMakey and Scratch.