After weeks of preparing for our big day, we had our French Immersion Day on Wednesday. They had researched famous French people, cooked French food, learned about the history of France, studied they artwork of some of the artists. Now it was time to share all they had learned with others. So the students came up with what information was important to invite others and then they wrote out the invitations. They invited their relatives or friends to the event and it was great to see all the people that came out to support our students efforts.
Our students performed short skits on the famous French person that they had researched. Some were little acts, others reported as the person but all of them were in character and each student had an outfit or prop that helped them present. They had also made pastries to serve to their guests; Parisian Coconut Macaroons, Meringue Kisses and Creme Puffs.
Then they quickly changed into white and black clothes and we painted their faces white to perform their mime skits to the whole school.
They were eager to share the fun with everyone. Then we had everyone participate in a variety of skits that they randomly drew out of a hat. They had scenarios like:
- running on a beach, into the surf, feeling the sand between their fingers
- a ballet troupe, some stretching, some spinning, some leaping (very funny – watching 8th grade boys “go for it” – they had everyone laughing as they spun and leaped on the stage)
- pulling a very stubborn carrot out of the ground and everyone pulling together
- walking through a dark, creepy cave complete with bats and an underground pool of water
- a group of people crossing the street, someone is directing traffic, someone is blind and someone is walking a dog
What a whirlwind day. I, unfortunately, didn’t get to take any pictures since I was a little occupied, but once parents share pictures with me, I’ll share them with you.
Thanks Dianne for the great pictures!