Register Poussins SA 9:00am Chevy Chase
For Kids 4.5-6.5
Saturdays 9:00- 9:55am
From May 18th to June 22nd (no class May 25th).
Class Description (French Maternelle)
- A playful class with activities similar to what children would do in a French maternelle (grande section): they learn words and sentences, using them in songs, dance, games, and stories. Crafts, drawings and writing activities (kindergarten, 1st grade) will develop their abilities. We introduce some writing activities: French alphabet and sound/letter recognition in simple words, and develop some reading skills throughout the class.
- The class is in full immersion and therefore suited for French or English speaking children. At a young age, children are very intuitive and beginners will learn fast. French speaking children will talk and interact more. English speakers will need more time to pronounce the words, however, they will build understanding quickly.
This class is very playful. If your child is bilingual and in 1st grade, the PF 0 class is more adapted to his/her needs.
If your child is 7, and a beginner but can write well, the Grand Class is better suited.
Greetings, songs and dance
Numbers and letters routine
Meeting our friends (Monsieur nez rouge, Alouette, les souris, ...)
Interacting on our topic (talk, sing and dance)
Word recognition or writing project
Story time or little craft
+ We recreate an authentic language environment (no flash cards methodology!)
+ Teachers are native speakers (no accent!) and experienced with young children
+ Child focused approach
First things we learn:
- Who's who (Je m'appelle/comment tu t'appelles)
- Numbers up to 20 (or more!)
- Animal names
- Colors and forms
- Anatomy, clothing ...
- Daily life activities
- Seasonal themes
- A lot of songs!
Note: It's good to repeat some topics sometimes as long as the activities are different and develop different capacities in the children (cognitive, motor skills etc..). Children need repetition to learn :)
Parent Participation and Responsibility
One parent or caregiver must stay next to the classroom or not far in the building. If your child feels very uncomfortable (especially during the first class) you can participate in the class activities.
Accompaniment is limited to one parent or caregiver only - no other adults or children may attend, except babies under 15 months of age.
Code of Conduct
If a child becomes disruptive, the teacher will ask you to take him/her out of the class until he/she calms down in order to preserve a constructive learning environment.
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Then submit your payment to be fully registered. Let us know if you will send a check.
For payment, please send a check to the French Academy DC MD VA LLC, 5749 Governors Pond Cir Alexandria VA 22310.
For this class only check payments are taken. You may bring it to the first day of class.