Teacher: Laure Warner
Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour!
From Boudreaux to Bonaparte
Fourth grade offers students several new opportunities to grow in a positive learning environment. One of these is the introduction to foreign language study. As mandated by the state of Louisiana, students who qualify receive 30 minutes of foreign language instruction per day.
Learning takes place in a fun, friendly, and, of course, French environment. Students learn to read, write, and speak French at a basic and age-appropriate level in a context that helps them to understand how it relates to their other subjects. We cover everything from au revoir to zydeco.
Picture French like a big pot of gumbo with a little pinch of each of these:
And yes, even a bit of science, spelling, and P.E.!
Students learn that language and culture go hand in hand. They develop a respect and tolerance as they come to understand cultural differences. At the same time, they deepen their knowledge and appreciation of local Cajun and Creole French heritages.
We learn beaucoup and we play, too!
We try really hard, we never "let go of that potato," and we certainly believe in "Laissez les bons temps rouler!"
Teacher: Jessica Wiltz
Teachers: Mindy Burford & Maggie LeBas
Assistants: Danette Latiolais & Linda Mitchell
The Physical Education classes focus on all aspects of learning:
Our program develops all the skills related to physical fitness:
The children work on locomotor skills:
The different activities vary with different grade levels:
Throughout the year, we do fun activities and work on improving the student's physical fitness levels.
Teacher: Susan Yerino
The Science Lab is an active learning environment where children explore scientific concepts. Each student at Woodvale has a weekly lab session where they are given hands-on work related to their classroom studies.
Activities are varied:
Visual & Hearing Impaired Classes
Teachers: Anna Wagar
The program for the visually impaired provides services for students who are blind or partially sighted. Students come throughout Lafayette Parish, as well as, Vermilion Parish, St. Martin Parish and Acadia Parish.
When necessary, students are taught Braille using a curriculum developed specifically for the blind. Partially sighted students utilize large print material.
Blind and partially sighted students are mainstreamed into regular classes. The teachers of the visually impaired make the necessary modifications needed to compensate for their loss of vision.