Eighth grade goes shopping to improve their French vocabulary

The 8th grade low intermediate French class went to the Carrefour supermarket recently to practice the quantity vocabulary. Here is what students said about the trip: “We had to make an approved shopping list prior to our departure… In the store, when we did not understand something or did not know where something was, we asked someone who worked there in French, which helped my French a lot, because we practiced asking questions.” “I have to admit I probably learned about food better being there than in a classroom” “The trip to Carrefour was really fun because it is a way … Continue reading Eighth grade goes shopping to improve their French vocabulary

Ninth graders volunteer at a women’s shelter with “Serve the City”

This past Saturday, I had the chance to accompany 15 students on the fourth grade 9 Service Saturday. The mission was to spend the afternoon volunteering  with Serve the City in the Marolles, in the center of Brussels.  Once in the Marolles, one of the groups went to work at the Little Sisters of the poor and my group went to a women’s shelter. At the shelter, our students played with a number of small children while some girls gave manicures and facials to the women.  I wanted to share how impressed I was with these kids, who were fantastic … Continue reading Ninth graders volunteer at a women’s shelter with “Serve the City”

Fourth grade students dazzle adults with human rights presentation

On Saturday 15th March 2014, Ms. Montgomery with her 4th grade students Ruby, Nicholas, Emilie and John presented at the 2014 Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO) in downtown Brussels. This is what the students said about their experience: “We presented in front of a group of women and a few men who are interested in human rights. Even the FAWCO President was there! We explained about our units of inquiry, the books we have read in class and about human rights in general. We had a great time sharing, even though we were all a bit nervous. We are really glad … Continue reading Fourth grade students dazzle adults with human rights presentation

IB Music class jams with drummer of popular band Puggy

Mr. Strycker’s IB Music class was treated to a jam session with Ziggy, drummer of popular rock band Puggy, yesterday. Ziggy first met with the students and answered their questions before doing a 45-minute jam session together with the students. It was a great opportunity for the students to work with a professional. The band Puggy has toured all over the world, opening for prestigious bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Incubus and Deep Purple. They will also play at the famous music festival of Rock Werchter this year. Thank you Ziggy, for inspiring our students! Continue reading IB Music class jams with drummer of popular band Puggy

Learning about cell structure in 8th grade science

Eighth grade science students are investigating cell structure in a variety of ways. They have been learning how to use microscopes and make their own slides to study cells. They continued their studies with research into the different types of microscopes and how they are used in cell research. The culmination of this section of study will be researching the contents of cells. The  students were asked to provide a five minute presentation which included pictures and a model of their cell part. By Maggie Adams, Middle School science teacher Continue reading Learning about cell structure in 8th grade science

Eighth graders experience the world of the visually impaired

The 8th grade has been engaged in a community project to sensitize sighted students to the world of the visually impaired since 1999.  Therefore an exchange is organized every year with IRSA (Institute for Blind and Visually Impaired  Children). A group of students was selected to visit the Institute during the school day Thursday, March 20th.  Different activities allowed the children from both schools the opportunity to communicate and interact. One group made a fruit salad which they all shared afterwards, another group learned how to use the different tools blind children use in their learning. There was a Torball game and a walk in the forest … Continue reading Eighth graders experience the world of the visually impaired