Project Esperanza Student Sponsorship

The Service Club at Pace did a Bake Sale to raise money for Project Esperanza, the organization I work with in the summer. It serves students of Haitian origin who live in poverty in the Puerto Plata area.  We were able to sponsor these 5 students for this school year by raising over $500 to buy books and uniforms and help pay their teachers who make a very small salary themselves.  Great job!

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Cambia Mis Estrellas — Puerto Plata, DR 2013

DSCN7619 DSCN7644 DSCN7647 DSCN7651  A few photos from Cambia Mis Estrellas Summer Camp 2013.  This is a program organized by Project Esperanza that teaches English and other skills to impoverished children of Haïtian heritage living in the Dominican Republic.  I worked here for two weeks this year and last year.  Pace donated some soccer uniforms to their team this year and my husband sent camp tshirts!

American Association of Teachers of French: Le Grand Concours 2013

The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Students  of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes.

National Silver and Bronze Medal Winners and State Medalists, Level 1

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National Silver and Bronze Medal Winners and State Medalists, Level 2

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8th grade French C Honors students review new vocabulary with a game of Battleship.

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FLAG Competition

flagOn Saturday the 23rd, a group of French, Spanish, and Latin students traveled to Shiloh HS in Snellville for the annual Foreign Language of Georgia Oral Speaking Competition. We competed at the high school I and II levels of language. The French and Spanish students were interviewed for 10 minutes in the target language, while Latin students performed a memorized piece that was prepared ahead of time. We earned 8 Superior ratings (the highest possible), and 2 Excellent ratings (2nd highest). We competed with over 600 students from around the state, most of them being high school students.  Señora Jiménez, Ms. Peterson, and Madame Hermosillo were judges for Spanish 5, Latin, and French 4.


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All of the French classes took their hand at making French crêpes today.  Even Mr. Marshburn, prof de maths, came over to give it a try.

Chansons du mois! WANITO

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WANITO is a Haitian superstar who sings in Kreyol, the national language of Haïti. Kreyol (Créole) has many words in common with French but its grammar is very different. Still, if you listen carefully, you may hear some French words…


  French & Spanish students and teachers celebrated the end of the first semester with a party, called a “Boumiesta”, created from the Spanish word “Fiesta” and French word “Boum”.  We got together every period to sample Mexican “ponche navideño”, a traditional drink served in Mexico at Christmas time and a Fondue au chocolat.  Ponche Navideño includes exotic ingredients such as tamarind, sugar cane, piloncillo and tejocotes, a small yellow fruit from Mexico.  We watched Frosty le Bonhomme de Neige in French and Spanish as well.

Recipe for Ponche Navideño

Basic Recipe for Fondue au Chocolat


“Cendrillon” movies in the making

Julien, Dominic, Bruno and Étienne prepare for their roles in their movie about a day in the life of “Cendrillon”.


The first 5 students who post a comment on my blog can come to my room for candy!