Paper Puppet – Prestin Chu makes a paper puppet as part of the French activities during the Carnaval d’hiver at École Our Lady of the Rosary School.

Paper Puppet – Prestin Chu makes a paper puppet as part of the French activities during the Carnaval d’hiver at École Our Lady of the Rosary School.

Students celebrate French customs during local Carnaval d’iver

École Our Lady of the Rosary School was very much alive with French culture Tuesday.

École Our Lady of the Rosary School was very much alive with French culture Tuesday.

The entire school celebrated Carnaval d’hiver and students listened to French music and learned a traditional dance. There were also treats such as la tire maple syrup rolled in snow,and activities included playing hockey outside, tug of war in the gymnasium and making crafts while viewing a French film.

The students had a great time learning more about the French culture and one of the school’s teachers, Amanda Bulger said she thought the students like the la tire most of all.

“They loved the maple syrup on snow, because who doesn’t like syrup it’s the best thing ever,” she said. “They are getting out and getting active and they get to eat, it’s a goodcombination.”

While taking in some French customs the children learned to cooperate with students in younger grades.

This gave the Grade 2 students a great opportunity to be leaders for the younger students.

“It’s a good team building activity because we don’t interact much with the younger grades outside of our classrooms,” Bulger said.“Teaching the students the French customs wasgreat too.

Bulger is a French speaking teacher and said she enjoyed seeing the students who don’t speak French learn some words.

“It’s exciting. It’s cool to see kids that don’t speak it come in and they are excited about it,” she said. “They want to learn and they are asking you all these French words. It’s a goodchance to get the kids that don’t speak French into it as well.”

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