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A Global Family

Mary Catherine Thomson

 

We are Family

 

            For a small school community rooted in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Holy Innocents’ has a surprisingly large family, one that stretches far past the Atlanta city…

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Added by Gérard Gatoux on May 13, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments

So proud of my students!

Poemas para el día de la San Valentin

Added by Gérard Gatoux on February 15, 2013 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Classroom activities: write poems using certain tenses

Here are the poems and short explanations of two students:



Katherine  Cross:



As a way to practice verb tenses, we were asked to write a poem. By doing this assignment I learned the proper way to use the conditional form, both in Spanish and in English. We had to manipulate different verbs in order for the poem to flow. On top of that, it was actually really fun to write because it allowed me to be creative. I chose to write mine on nature while others wrote about their past…

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Added by Gérard Gatoux on November 10, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments

AP Spanish students visit Pre-K students.

The AP Spanish students created lesson plans for Monday’s visit, and also came prepared with games to play and books to read. The Spanish words for different colors, for example, were reinforced with fun props, like cookies and cupcakes with colored…

Added by Gérard Gatoux on October 29, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Reflections

Creativeness, strength, purpose and meaningfulness exude from the learners sitting in my room, fill the entire space, inspire and motivate me, the mentor, and therefore, dictate my interaction with my scholars.

Many of my colleagues and I strongly believe that it is a privilege and an honor to face day after day our future, the best of the best, tomorrow’s political and social leaders.

Thank to Facebook and Twitter, I know for a fact and I have witnessed countless times that…

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Added by Gérard Gatoux on October 17, 2012 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

New sister school in Cape Town

Groote Schuur is our new sister school in Cape Town.  Enjoyed meeting administrators, faculty and more importantly the students of the Interact Club.  We are now working on our first exchange which will take place in November 2012.

Added by Gérard Gatoux on March 12, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

Noël en France

First graders are the BEST!  :)  :)  Merci pour tout!

Added by Gérard Gatoux on December 14, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Noël à Paris



Les élèves de 6 ans à Holy Innocents' Episcopal School ont célébré la Noël à Paris.  Munis de leur passeports et carte d'embarquement, ils ont attéri à l'aéroport Charles de Gaulle, et ont tout de suite visité la Tour Eiffel où ils ont fait la connaissance de Babar, un étrange et sympathique petit éléphant. …

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Added by Gérard Gatoux on December 14, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

Having fun with colleagues and friends!

Added by Gérard Gatoux on December 13, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

"breaking down cultural barriers"

Sophie Goldwasser

Skyping with the South African students in Mr. Gatoux’s class (11/28)

 

On the Monday following Thanksgiving break, my Spanish class had the rare opportunity to video chat with students from our sister school in South Africa.  Before talking with them on Skype, we had only communicated through blog entries, exchanging questions about what life is like in our respective countries.  For example: a normal school day.  In my mind, school goes from eight to…

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Added by Gérard Gatoux on December 1, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments

Getting to know our new friends in Cape Town!

Added by Gérard Gatoux on November 29, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

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