This year is like no other, but school life goes on—almost—like usual. Students from Grade 1 to Grade 6 studied a new French play this year. While the Grade 1s explored the story of “The Three Little Pigs” in French, the Grade 2s used different ways of transportation to help Marie find her friend Pierre living in Paris. Meanwhile, the Grade 3s travelled to Africa to explore Sénégal, one of the many French-speaking countries in this continent. They had to find water for four very thirsty animals. Our Grade 4 students met again with our famous ‘Louis la grenouille’ character in his quest to find a friend that enjoys his music…and fall in love! Sibling rivalry was the main topic of the Grade 5 French plays, and the girls had a lot of fun playing Aïsha and Raoul fighting all the time. In Grade 6, it was all about a fairy tale…gone wrong in this funny version of “Little Red Riding Hood”. Ask any Grade 6 student what happened to the wolf!
Learning a language through plays and stories is one of the strengths of the AIM Program at the Junior School. Extensive work is done through scaffolding written and reading activities to deepen the understanding of the story and to reach a level of fluency that keeps improving over the years. Le français en s’amusant!