Visitation students celebrated l'épiphanie, le 6 janvier, by learning about the French tradition of la galette des rois (the kings' cake). A king or queen of the day is selected by one person finding a hidden bean in a slice of the cake. For our celebration, the girls were all queens of the day!
Friday, November 9, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The third and fourth grade will be singing
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
I am filled with enthusiasm for the upcoming year and the study of French at Visitation Academy, which continues the tradition of the Order of the Visitation and its origins in Annecy, France.
The curriculum was designed using the proficiency guidelines set forth by the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Work is focused on regular practice in each of the four areas of language acquisition: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will also study aspects of the French culture, including music, cuisine, and art. Technology is incorporated into the classes, and laptops are provided for students to use in the classroom.
Students are graded on classwork, participation, assessments, and homework. Due to the verbal nature of learning a language, participation and effort in class are key components to success and will account for part of each student’s grade.
I look forward to encouraging your daughter’s study and appreciation of French.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.