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Teaching Qualifications

Bachelor of Languages-French and Italian (Ireland), TEFL Teaching Diploma (Canada)

Interesting Facts

Mme Lyons taught in various schools in Naples, Dublin, and Paris. She received theatre training in France and Ireland.

Years at KWBS

13

Extracurricular

French Speech Competition Coordinator

French Foundations

Mme Lyons learned French in Ontario, but perfected her French by spending a decade in France and Ireland.

Teaching Philosophy

The role of the French teacher is to become superfluous, not in the sense of a robot replacing a mind, but in that of a mind replacing a mind; it is not to tell students what to think, but to develop in them the skill to think for themselves.

Grade 5 Highlights (French)

French Language: We complete 3 novel studies in French, including Le Petit Nicolas by Sempé and Goscinny. We speak only in French during our monthly “ Club de cuisine français”. We write and perform in French a 3-5 minute speech on a topic of interest.

Math: We create a variety of graphs using interactive programs on our smartboard.

Science: We investigate the structure and function of the major organs of various human body systems. We create models of animal cells and the human heart.

Social Studies: We dress up as Roman citizens and delivery reading from our diaries.

Drama: We put on a French play at the end of the year based on a fairy tale.

Gym: We enjoy a personal fitness unit and dance unit.