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13 mars 2020Pas de commentaire

Mock restaurant

A lot of work goes into running a restaurant. It is in fact one of the most stressful businesses to run. As the goal of education is to prepare the children to face real life challenges, we gave our children a chance to run their own mock restaurant.

We split the children into two teams and each team had the opportunity to run their restaurant while the other team played the role of customers. They had to come up with a name for their restaurant and prepare their own menu.

One team named their restaurant ‘Hotdog lunch’ and the other ‘Paradis de Paris’. They arranged and set the tables neatly with improvised plates and cutlery. They discussed in teams and assigned the roles themselves- chef, waiter, cashier.

As the cutlery and food had to be improvised, it brought out their creativity and out of the box thinking. It was interesting to see them use kapla as cutlery and lego pieces to create beautiful dishes.

They also learned the challenges of the job, as one customer sent back a plate to the kitchen. The dish was remade, and the customer was ultimately satisfied.

7 février 2020Pas de commentaire

La Chandeleur

La Chandeleur (Candlemas) traditionally celebrated to mark the end of winter and the return of spring, and in religious context as the last feast of the Christmas season, is also known as the day of crepes. As a fertility rite, people make crepes, the roundness and golden colour of which symbolises sun, and not to mention the popular belief that if you can hold a coin in one hand and can flip a crepe with the other, you will be prosperous through out the year.

The Chandeleur celebration took place this week at école cooperative. The preparation started with the teacher giving the children a printed crepe recipe. They learned the recipe and were prepared to make crepes. The day before the celebration, they made a grocery shopping list for buying the crepe essentials.

A field trip was planned to take the children grocery shopping to the nearby supermarket. With the list in hand the children embarked on a shopping adventure, manoeuvering the aisles of the supermarket like pros, picking up cans of milk, flour, eggs and strawberry jam.

With the shopping done, it was time to make the crepes. As per the recipe, the little chefs measured their ingredients and prepared the crepe batter, with little help from adults. They even aced the egg cracking, much to the surprise of adults.

And finally it was time to make the crepes and eat them😊 Bon appetit!!!

Our thanks to the children’s parents who had volunteered to assist in the process.

Our little chefs at work…

24 janvier 2020Pas de commentaire

Matisse’s final self portrait

A testimony to Matisse’s dedication and love for art. When his health prevented him from painting, he resorted to the aid of cut paper collage to express himself. And it is the ideal way for the children to learn about Matisse.

The teacher and the children had been working on the artwork for days now. The base layers were individually painted on and pasted. Colour papers and printed papers were used for the overlapping layers.

For your eyes our children’s take on Matisse’s final self-portrait “the sorrows of the king”

22 janvier 2020Pas de commentaire

Réunion d’information mercredi 5 février à 19h

Vous êtes intéressés par une inscription en école alternative bilingue pour votre enfant à la rentrée 2020 (CP, CE1, CE2, CM1, CM2) ?

La prochaine réunion d’information de l’école coopérative aura lieu le mercredi 5 février à 19h à l’école coopérative de Boulogne. Nous vous présenterons la pédagogie et le fonctionnement de l'école et serons heureux de répondre à vos questions. Les enfants sont les bienvenus pour ce temps de rencontre et d'échange. 

Lien Facebook de l'évènement :

https://www.facebook.com/events/777058446131980/

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Qui sommes nous ?

L’école coopérative de Boulogne est une école alternative bilingue, respectant le programme de l'éducation  nationale, fondée sur les principes de la pédagogie développée par Célestin et Elise Freinet : tâtonnement expérimental, travail d'équipe, conseil de classe, pensée critique, plan de travail, ouverture vers l'extérieur, créativité, multi-niveau et respect du rythme de chaque enfant, inclusion, entraide, etc.

La classe (12 enfants pour 1 adulte) est encadrée par Line, enseignante formée à la pédagogie Freinet avec plus de 30 ans d'expérience dans l'enseignement, et Niranjana, enseignante anglophone. 

Journée type de l'école ici.

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17 janvier 2020Pas de commentaire

Art is to express yourself

This Wednesday’s art workshop was on the classic blow painting technique. To blow diluted paint with a plastic straw to let it spread and form patterns. To put it more lyrically, to make the paint dance to your music. This technique is something kids love to use.

But art is about expressing oneself.

So, when a child wants to sprinkle liquid paint all over the paper to create more of a splatter effect, who am I to say no? And when the end result looks brilliant like a constellation, it is better than what you set out to do.

In the end, when I made a collage out of the artworks of all the kids, I was quite pleased with the result. It was all different techniques and different patterns, but the idea is, as I said to express oneself.

It is a collage of diversity- diversity of thought and technique!

10 janvier 2020Pas de commentaire

Spring trees and Autumn trees

At last Wednesday’s art workshop, the kids painted ‘Spring trees and Autumn trees’ with leaves collected from outdoors. After a refreshing walk and foraging for leaves in the neighbourhood park the kids were excited to create the artwork.

They proceeded to paint the leaves with spring and autumn colours. Then they made imprints of them on paper. They were not deterred by their messy hands or the mess on the floor, until a little accident took place. A child accidentally spilled water all over the painting. Oh la la!

But, no worries. Despite the little mishap, the painting was salvaged with some presence of mind and a little creativity.

8 janvier 2020Pas de commentaire

Réunion d’information samedi 18 janvier 2020

Vous êtes intéressés par une inscription en école alternative bilingue pour votre enfant à la rentrée 2020 (CP, CE1, CE2, CM1, CM2) ?

La prochaine réunion d’information de l’école coopérative aura lieu le samedi 18 janvier de 10h à 12h à l’école coopérative de Boulogne. Nous vous présenterons la pédagogie et le fonctionnement de l'école et serons heureux de répondre à vos questions. Les enfants sont les bienvenus pour ce temps de rencontre et d'échange. 

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Qui sommes nous ?

L’école coopérative de Boulogne est une école alternative bilingue, respectant le programme de l'éducation  nationale, fondée sur les principes de la pédagogie développée par Célestin et Elise Freinet : tâtonnement expérimental, travail d'équipe, conseil de classe, pensée critique, plan de travail, ouverture vers l'extérieur, créativité, multi-niveau et respect du rythme de chaque enfant, inclusion, entraide, etc.

La classe (12 enfants pour 1 adulte) est encadrée par Line, enseignante formée à la pédagogie Freinet avec plus de 30 ans d'expérience dans l'enseignement, et Niranjana, enseignante anglophone. 

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26 décembre 2019Pas de commentaire

🎄Nous vous souhaitons de belles fêtes de fin d’années.🎄

Bonjour,

L’école coopérative de Boulogne-Billancourt vous souhaites de belles fêtes de fin d’années.

Nous vous rappelons que les personnes intéressées par une éventuelle inscription pour le CP, peuvent directement prendre un rendez-vous individuel avec Line, la directrice pédagogique et enseignante en suivant le lien suivant :

https://calendly.com/ecolecooperative/entretien-individuel?month=2020-01

19 décembre 2019Pas de commentaire

Christmas Spectacle

The halls of école cooperative were filled with the spirit of Christmas today as we celebrated the birth of Christ with a brilliant spectacle by the children. The audience was the parents.

The parents first took a tour around the halls and classrooms which were decorated for Christmas by the children. They had a small breakfast as the children got ready for their performances. There was plenty of excitement, a bit of nerves and of course lots of Christmas magic!

The spectacle started with a short play based on the children’s book ‘le gros navet’ (the big turnip). Two kids played an elderly couple, and the others played different animals who would help the couple with harvesting a giant turnip. The play was humorous and was enjoyed greatly by both the audience and the actors.

Then it was time for some dancing! The children looked smart in their hats as they danced lively to the ‘Dans le port de Tacoma’. At the last minute, the teacher had to step in, as one child’s partner was unable to come. Well, anything is possible in the life of a teacher!

After the dance, the singing began…

When the children sang ‘the brown bear, brown bear what do you see?’ song, some of them took their respective animal characters quite seriously and dressed up in animal costumes. But the credit goes solely to the children’s parents and grandparents, who had put in a lot of effort for the costumes- especially for the mask and wings for the red bird and the tail for the blue horse. Thank you, parents!

The English song was followed by the French song ‘ma foret’ by Henri Dès. But no Christmas Spectacle would be complete without Christmas carols. The school halls reverberated with a spirited rendition of ‘vive le vent’ and ‘Jingle bells’ by the children.

Thus, came to an end the Christmas spectacle, after days of rehearsals and anticipation. Now it is time to look forward to the festival itself… école cooperative takes this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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27 novembre 2019Pas de commentaire

Thanksgiving

It is the season of Thanksgiving. It is the time to think about and be thankful for all the precious things in life. The most precious of them all- Children. They who inspire us to be better people; to make this world a safer, better place. 

They who teach us kindness, forgiveness; they who lead us in the way of love, not war. They who do not know what colour means, what race means. They who see not the differences, but the similarities- that every man is the same, beneath his skin.

As unpolluted and pure as they are, we owe them as much as to leave behind an unpolluted, green earth and a society that loves, not hates. 

If you'd like to learn more about the subject, you'll find in the attached file information gathered by Niranjana about Thanksgiving.

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