Our grade 4 and 5 French students have just sent their first letters to our penpals in France!
I have organized this Penpal exchange with the Montessori School of Uzès, a bilingual school in a picturesque village in the South of France.
Throughout the coming year, we will build on our correspondence with Madame Dubreuil’s class; we will write our letters in French, building our vocabulary and sentence structure, and including a couple of short sentences or questions in English at the end of each one; the French students will do the inverse!
It promises to be an enriching and fun project for our students to embark on. They will see their French skills be put ‘into action’ and see their growth in the language throughout the year, all the while, learning about the life of students their age in France. It will provide a glance into the culture of adolescents across the ocean.
The Montessori School in Uzès is as enthusiastic as I am about this partnership. Mme. Dubreuil (headmaster and elementary school teacher) writes;
“‘I’m so enthousiaste!! this is going to be a wonderful experience for our elementary children, open their eyes on another culture, get to know children from another country. Thank you so much for contacting us and going on with this adventure!”
Here is a link to their school website; http://www.montessori-uzes.com/
Please follow the link below to the album of photos from French class, where you will see the students at work on their letters!