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Spring Program 2015 - The Three Little Pigs

2nd grade song: Qui craint le grand mechant loup?
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4th grade - script

Winter Program - December 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for grades 3 and 5




3rd grade song: Tous les legumes






FRENCH AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES PROVIDED BY THE ASSOCIATION
Education Française de Houston!
NATIVE SPEAKERS - FRANCOPHONES: class is held on Staurday mornings at Memorial ES from 9 to 11 a.m.

Past events


Fifth grade French students have the opportunity to speak to former First Lady Barbara Bush both in French and English during a video-conference about the Statue of Liberty


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Karli; Anne-Marie; Noura; Ryen; Jules and Edward (back row)

Kassandra; Divya;Seth; Emerson and Tessa (front row )

Up front (wearing headphones) is Matthew Kalmans, who got to ask Mrs. Bush a question.

On Tuesday January 14, 2014, some of my French 5th grade students were able to participate in a video-conference held by the George Bush Presidential Library. The Reading Discovery Program with First Lady Barbara Bush focused on the book “Liberty” by Lynn Curlee, book written for children to understand the construction of the Statue of Liberty, its architect Frédéric Bartoldi and its impact on the relationship between the United States and France.

My 5th grade students had previously studied the adventure surrounding the building of the statue and had generated questions to ask Mrs. Bush. We submitted three questions as part of the application process to participate.

We were selected along 18 other schools from across the nation, one in Canada and one high school in France to have this unique opportunity to ask one question to Mrs. Bush.

Matthew’s question was, “As a First Lady, you meet many influential people. Who was the one person who influenced you the most?" and in French "En tant que Première Dame, vous rencontrez beaucoup de personnes influentes. Quelle personne vous a le plus influencée ?"

Ms. Bush, after complimenting Matthew for speaking so well French, answered by saying “My husband, George Herbert Walker Bush”. She explained that her association with him led not only to the birth of her children, but also to the distinction of being both the wife and mother of a U.S. president.
Matthew said he “felt great, really proud and also somewhat astonished” that he got to speak to the former first lady. The other students in attendance said that the video-conference and the book reading by Mrs. Bush “taught them about liberty and (our) freedoms” (Ryen), “helped them to realize how lucky they are to have freedom of speech, religion and life” (Anne-Marie), and “helped them to get answers such as why did France build a statue for the United States in the first place” (Noura). Overall, they all really enjoyed the reading of the book by other students and Mrs. Bush, being able to be connected with many schools across the nation and world in real time and face-to-face, and finally “to hear Mrs. Bush answer many questions about her life, her inspirations, her favorite times, and so forth” (Edward).

Madame Frazier was nominated "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques" on November 20, 2013

Thank you to all my students who performed and to the JMS Dance Performers!!!
Sydney A.; Ellie A.; Samuel B.; Dylen C.-L.; Ryen C.-L.; Mary-Kate C.; Essie C.; Cesar d. l. C.; Sebastian C.-M.; Jane D.; Lily D.; David D.; Sean D.; Marisa E.; Mateo E.; Viviana E.; Quinn E.; Emma H.; Noura J.; Alex L.; Lillie M.; Mary M.; Henry P.; Sophia S.; and Yahir V.

Click on the link for more information and the article written by Donna Tennant:

http://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2013/11/21/france-honors-kolter-teacher-with-award-established-by-napoleon/
Article published on HISD web site

International Night Out at KOLTER ES - Friday November 2, 2012

Thank you to all who participated either by giving their time, donations in kind or cash. All was appreciated very much!
We had a wonderful turn out!
Check the pictures!
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On Friday November 2nd, 2012 we celebrated International Night, an evening of fun gathering and entertainment.


French senator, Richard Yung, visits Madame Frazier's French class


On Monday, September 12th, 2011 French Senator Richard Yung paid a visit to Kolter Elementary School along with Madame Corinne Narassiguin, elected counsel member at the Assembly of French Citizens Living Abroad, and French Deputy Consul General in Houston, Carl Poirier. The group observed the French classes taking place under the tutelage of Madame Frazier, French teacher at Kolter and also met with Peggi Stewart, Kolter Principal and Dottie Lawrence, Kolter Magnet Coordinator, to discuss possible venues to fund the remodeling of Kolter’s language lab. After a short visit of the campus, the senator next observed the Education Francaise Greater Houston (EGFHouston) class through which French native speakers, of which 90% are students at Kolter, continue their learning of their mother tongue and cultural heritage. The association was created in April 2010 and provides French afternoon classes in public schools in the Greater Houston area. Kolter was one of the first sites to open through the association and offers a French native class, as well as a French class for English-speakers. The association just received a grant from the French government to support this initiative.
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