‘CAUTION: RENTRÉE GRUMBLING’ BY LUCIE FORD / ATTENTION, MANIFESTATION ANTI-RENTRÉE, PAR LUCIE FORD

So, I’m supposed to grumble about the rentrée without any *#*#* words. Brilliant (choke-croakgasp). Anyone realise there’s no English word for ‘rentrée’? I’m thinking ‘startback’…though, I’m not inventing it, or anything. That’d be t-o-o-o embarrassing! Right, begin holiday reading list. Whazzat? I’ll finish in about ten years. For the extra avalanche when school reopens, there’s always SparkNotes. What’s this on Instagram? All my friends are binge shopping. Guess I’ll try the flea market or the thrift shops… and sidle past the Populars in their designer outfits. Oh bruh, I’ve got…

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The Montessori Method / La méthode Montessori

It is unlikely to have escaped your notice that the number of bilingual Montessori schools has exploded in recent years, and particularly in the Paris region where there is a large international community. The good news is that there is much more choice for our children, particularly in primary but it’s important to make the right choice since the brand Montessori is not protected and therefore anyone can use it in a name. And if you need convincing, we’re told that founders of tech giants Apple, Google and Wikipedia benefitted…

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