Did you know that Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) begins teaching our students French, in Kindergarten?
At RMS, students are given a “head start” in French Studies, as they begin to study in the Core French Program during their Junior Kindergarten year. Frnehc continues throughout the primary, junior, and intermediate grades.
Starting in Junior Kindergarten, our students become familiar with telling time, the weather, and learning the calendar. This helps our students become accustomed to the vocabulary and culture of Canada’s official second language. By the time RMS students reach grade 4, our students are already well on their way to developing a practical working knowledge of French.
Practical Knowledge of French
Additionally, RMS students also have opportunities to express and expand their practical French knowledge through the preparation and presentation of projects. A visit to a Grade 5 French class might include a lesson on verb conjugations. However, it is also likely to involve students presenting their French pizza and ingredients! Or even possibl showing off their t-shirts emblazoned with French logos. Bulletin boards in the RMS hallways often display work that highlights the French language and traditions. We believe that this helps maintain a significant profile for this important area of study.
Learning about Time in French
Recently, our grades 2 and 3 students from our Central Park Campus studies a unit on learning time, in French and put together a fun video for you to watch. Our students continue to amaze us with their love of learning and how quickly they learn new concepts, and language.
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