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Liberté !

Summary: Stuck in bad situations, these wild animals find a way to escape.

Thanks to an exciting partnership with the Audubon Nature Institute, our first and third graders participate in programs at Lycée’s very own zoo classroom. Science learning comes to life through interactive activities with animal and plant life.

This short film is an example of final student projects, in which students develop storylines, incorporate specialized vocabulary, and act!

Père Alligator

Summary: Père Noël is the new Santa in town. But is he friend or foe?

Thanks to an exciting partnership with the Audubon Nature Institute, our first and third graders participate in programs at Lycée’s very own zoo classroom. Science learning comes to life through interactive activities with animal and plant life.

This short film is an example of final student projects, in which students develop storylines, incorporate specialized vocabulary, and act!

We should know our history.

One of our students explains why she belives Thinking Outside the Classroom in the French Quarter is so important.

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans fourth graders engage in a special project within the French Quarter where they are immersed in the culture and history of France’s 18th Century North American colony. We could not do it without the unwavering support of the Louisiana State Museum and the National Park Service, our history partners.

Spend a day in the Vieux Carré

Spend a day with our fourth graders as they explore different parts of the French Quarter and trace back history.

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans fourth graders engage in a special project within the French Quarter where they are immersed in the culture and history of France’s 18th Century North American colony. We could not do it without the unwavering support of the Louisiana State Museum and the National Park Service, our history partners.

Ils sont fous, ces Français !

Summary: Three friends at a sleepover pass the time reading the newspaper. In doing so, they discover what can happen when wild animals are taken out of their natural habitats.

Thanks to an exciting partnership with the Audubon Nature Institute, our first and third graders participate in month-long programs in the Lycée’s very own zoo classroom. Science learning comes to life through interactive activities with animal and plant life.

This short film is an example of final student projects, in which students develop storylines, incorporate specialized vocabulary, and act!

L’homme qui te ressemble

Here’s a production of René Philombe’s celebrated poem “L’homme qui te ressemble” as interpreted by one of Lycée’s CM1 sections.
“L’homme qui te ressemble”
Written by René Philombe
Translated to English by Abigail Faust
1977

Presented by Madame Coralie’s CM1

J’ai frappé à ta porte
J’ai frappé à ton coeur
Pour avoir un bon lit
Pour avoir un bon feu
Pourquoi me repousser?
Ouvre-moi mon frère !…

Pourquoi me demander
Si je suis d’Afrique
Si je suis d’Amérique
Si je suis d’Asie
Si je suis d’Europe ?
Ouvre moi mon frère !..

Pourquoi me demander
La longueur de mon nez
L’épaisseur de ma bouche
La couleur de ma peau
Et le nom de mes dieux,
Ouvre-moi mon frère !…

Je ne suis pas un noir
Je ne suis pas un rouge
Je ne suis pas un jaune
Je ne suis pas un blanc
Mais je ne suis qu’un homme
Ouvre-moi mon frère !…

Ouvre-moi ta porte
Ouvre-moi ton coeur
Car je suis un homme
L’homme de tous les temps
L’homme de tous les cieux
L’homme qui te ressemble !

I knocked at your door
I knocked at your heart
So that I may have a good bed,
So that I may have a warm fire
Why do you refuse me?
Let me in brother!

Why do you ask
If I am African
If I am American
If I am Asian
If I am European?
Let me in brother!

Why do you ask
The length of my nose
The thickness of my mouth
The color of my skin
And the name of my gods?
Let me in brother!

I am not black
I am not red
I am not white
But I am only a man
Let me in brother!

Let me in your door
Let me into your heart
Because I am a man
The man of all times
the man of all the heavens
the man who resembles you!

Où est l’iguane bleu?


For their final project, Lycée Français students created a video based on what they learned while residents at the Audubon Zoo Science Laboratory. The result is a compelling tale of lemurs, leopards and missing iguanas.

Lycée Français accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Team Gleason

Yesterday afternoon, the Lycée Français Patton St. campus gathered to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Team Gleason. Anne de Valence, Coordinator of Enrichment, presented the challenge to students and described ALS and its devastating effects. Lycée Français challenges our families to not only participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge, but to donate to Team Gleason so that one day soon, there will be a cure.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and outside the US as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) or Charcot’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain (upper motor neurons) and spinal cord (lower motor neurons) and affects muscle function.

The motor neurons control the movement of various voluntary muscles including the diaphragm. Associated with the loss of the ability of motor neurons to function in ALS, the various muscles cells waste away (atrophy), resulting in increased muscle weakness. Ultimately, accumulated loss of motor neurons makes it impossible for voluntary control of normal muscle function.

Symptoms of ALS can include twitching and cramping of muscles (called fasciculation), stiffness in muscles (spasticity), increasing loss of motor control in hands and arms and legs, weakness and fatigue, slurred or thick speech and difficulty breathing or swallowing.

 

Source: Team Gleason. http://www.teamgleason.org/learn/. Site accessed 10 September 2014.