Today, we could finally hold a morning assembly with both the kindergarten and the school kids at the same time. Age integration is an important pillar of L’école franco-danoise. Smaller children get approachable role models, larger kids get experience in helping smaller ones and the chance to demonstrate competence and responsibility.
Monthly Archives: May 2021
Mathematician, tree climber and friend of EFD Adam dropped by to hold a maths lecture about traffic. In French. Not everyone who attended was mathy or francophone. But even some kids outside of the presumed target demographic could give a decent outline afterwards. Just paying attention even while not understanding everything is a skill, too.
Adding some colour
A couple of years of kids’ play, scotch tape and blu-tack ages a wall pretty fast. We touched up one of the classrooms with some green. We have also created a brand new room for the kids, the “HUM lab”. This was a room with a vague purpose that over time had metamorphosised into a …
A school is like a home, in the sense that stuff adds up and a lot of things that may have had a purpose previously just end up taking a lot of space and getting in the way. Some parents and staff have let themselves loose at the school premises these days. One central goal …
German at the French-Danish school
… described in English. Some of the students at school speak German at home, and one of these sparked an interest in studying the language. There is now a small core progressing very fast, and a larger circle with a more casual interest. In the first group, the tutor is actually younger than her protégées. …
Well yes, but what do they do all day?
A quick guide to the daily schedule at school. Because your kids think this is natural and aren’t going to tell you anything. There will be more in-depth information and discussion about the different points in the schedule later. 09:00 – 09:15 Morning assembly: As you all know, we start our days with a réunion …
In Japan, a prospective itamae (sushi chef) needs a five year apprenticeship before he or she can start making sushi rice. We’ve sped this process up a little.
Today, we had our weekly project presentation. Today’s topics were rabbits, dogs, Italy, an analysis of a failed clay project, and paper airplanes. Some of the educational benefits are obvious: It’s almost impossible to describe something to others without learning at least something about the subject itself. The students learn to limit their topics, to …
School during a pandemic
One student administrating a Corona test on another one. The results were negative.
Some students at the school have “Lemonade” as a project. They are currently working on creating a visual identity for their stand, which will offer wonderful refreshments this coming Monday, May 11th. Remember to carry cash. There will be more reminders.