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POUSSINS Class - For kids 5 to 7 years old - All levels

Saturdays 9:00 to 9:55 am in person in DC
From Jan 7th to March 18th
(No class Feb 18th)
In case of a snow day, makenup will be Feb 18th or if later, the class will ne held online.


Class Description
- A playful class with activities similar to what children would do in a French maternelle (grande section) to CP (1st class): 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 playful. If your child is bilingual and in 1st grade, the PF 0 class is more adapted to their needs.
If your child is 7.5, and a beginner but can write well, the Grand Class is better suited.


The plus:
+ We recreate an authentic language environment (no flash cards methodology!)
+ Teachers are native speakers (no accent!) and experienced with young children
+ Child focused approach

Typical program:
Greetings, songs and dance
Numbers and letters routine
Meeting our friends (Monsieur nez rouge, Alouette, les souris, ...)
Interacting on our topic (talk, sing and play)
Reinvesting the knowledge with activities of word recognition or writing project
Au revoir!

First things we learn:
- Greetings
- Who's who (Je m'appelle/comment tu t'appelles)
- Numbers up to 20 (or more!)
- Animal names
- Food
- Colors and forms
- Anatomy, clothing ...
- Weather
And:
- Daily life activities
- Seasonal themes
- Authentic 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
Parents of children 4.5 and above do not need to stay in the room, but it is important to stay in the vicinity in case we need to call you. If spaces are not limited, parents can stay in the class. In this case, accompaniment is limited to one parent or caregiver only - no other adults or children may attend.

If spaces are limited, such as during the COVID-19 panemic, or just because the class is full, parents should not stay in class.

Code of Conduct
If a child becomes disruptive, the parent or caregiver will take them out of the class until they calms down in order to preserve a constructive learning environment. We may call you to come pick up your child.

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Tuition $250

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