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Day 8: Goodbye Collège Montesquieu

Apr 12, 12 Day 8: Goodbye Collège Montesquieu

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Today was our last day at Collège Montesquieu.  We switched groups for fencing and French cooking in the morning, so that everyone was able to participate in these activities.  Then, we had lunch:  lamb, beans, salad, ice-cream, 1 fruit, baguette.  After lunch, we had an intense game of soccer with our French friends...

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Journaux de Matthew & Rachel

Apr 12, 12 Journaux de Matthew & Rachel

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Journal by Matthew Location: La Brède, France Date:  April 11th, 2012 Time of day:  Morning-Noon How I got here:  ✔Hoofed it! Where I stayed:  N/A Who came with me:  Koby, Tobias, Lyndsay Jay, Lindsey, Amanda, Katie, Mrs. Sullivan Weather:  ✔ Sunny Places I visited:  I visited the “Patisserie” and the statue of...

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Day 7: A Day to Relax

Apr 11, 12 Day 7: A Day to Relax

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Wednesday is a half day at Collège Montesquieu.  Some students even got to sleep in because their French friends had no scheduled classes.  Rachel got to experience a little bit of Bordeaux today, including pain au chocolat and cherry cola! Tomorrow we’re back to the Collège for more fencing and French cuisine, as well...

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Le Journal de Spencer

Apr 10, 12 Le Journal de Spencer

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Le 10 avril 2012 C’était un plaisir de voir mes amis à l’école aujourd’hui (aussi, un petit peu d’anglais était bienvenue!).  Mon groupe a fait de l’escrime…à l’école!  Nous avons appris les techniques de bases, nous avons mis nos «uniformes» d’escrime et nous avons pratiqué avec les petits épées. ...

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Day 6: Fencing and French Cooking

Apr 10, 12 Day 6:  Fencing and French Cooking

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Engarde!  Yiam, Yiam, Yiam!  Today we took in one class in the morning (8-9am) and then we divided in groups for fencing and French cooking.  From Mr Manfred, the fencing group learned to salute, make a stance, advance, attack and protect themselves.  Students were equipped and participated in several matches.   The cooking...

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Day 5: Weekend Winds Down

Apr 09, 12 Day 5:  Weekend Winds Down

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After speaking to several of our ‘Canadian kids’ via telephone tonight, the general vibe is one of great joy!  I’m glad to hear that our students are enjoying their stay.  Tomorrow will prove to be an interesting day with classes in the early morning, cooking or fencing in the late morning (groups will...

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Days 2-4: A Weekend of Unique French Culture

Apr 07, 12 Days 2-4:  A Weekend of Unique French Culture

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Students are immersed in the French culture and ‘la vie quotidienne en France’ this weekend with their host families.  Students are noticing the architecture and stone-work, ways of preparing and eating different foods, and (most noticably, as per their observations) toilets in rooms separate from the showers! 🙂 ...

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