November 1-7, 2017 is National French Week, celebrated by member schools of the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) across the United States. This year, McKean joined the fun with a series of French-themed activities.
Madame Regan’s French classes collaborated with students in the A.R.T. program to produce trivia questions, fun facts, and French words of the day on the morning announcements. The A hallway boasted a display of information about the French-speaking world (29 countries), and the library featured a display of French children’s books and graphic novels.
On Wednesday, Ms. Norton’s family, visiting from France, came to school on Wednesday during advisory to have a Q&A with students about life in France. Afterwards, they joined Level 2 students in heading to the Lil’ Highlander preschool to teach “Frère Jacques” to the children.
After school on Thursday, Chef Rosato taught a group of students how to make the delicious French treat macarons, and on Friday, Level 3 and 4 students joined Madame Regan at The Melting Pot for a fondue dinner. While fondue is Swiss and not French, the word “fondue” comes from the French verb “fondre” – “to melt” – and perfectly describes the melted cheese and chocolate that featured in our dinner!