2nd Graders Participate in National French Week

November 11, 2019

A few of the high school French students got to go over to the primary building last week on 3 different days and spend a little bit of time teaching 2nd graders about the French culture and language.

The 2nd graders learned things like how to say, “Hi, my name is…” in French along with a few basic colors such as gris (grey), brun (brown), and jaune (yellow).

Aside from basic French words, the kids were taught about different French artists and the Louvre Museum, which is the world’s largest art museum that is located in Paris, France. The students then created art that was displayed in a make-shift Louvre that was in the high school cafeteria.

On the last day, the 2nd graders were taught that the French don’t have one store they go to for everything, but rather they go to individual stores for things, like a cheese store, a butcher’s store, a dessert store, etc. They then were shown what French money looks like in comparison to American money.

At the end, and as a treat for being good listeners, the kids got to try a common French cookie called a macaroon.

French teacher, Heidi Anderson, came up with the idea being that it was National French week. She wanted to do something to help spread knowledge of the culture to other people, and she thought the young kids would enjoy it.

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