The Art of French Baking

French teacher Alex is an avid baker who makes cakes, cookies, and cupcakes for friends and family!

During this in-your-kitchen experience, kids will learn and bake the recipes for traditional French desserts: from crepes, to madelines, to sablés, and more. During series, they'll bake a new patisserie each week, and learn about the country of France and the regions from which their delights hail, create French crafts, and gain new French vocabulary words as they travel through their experiences. Bon appétit!

About Alex

French Teacher

Alex is a French teacher who has been working in education for over 10 years. She currently works in K-12, but also has experience in the college setting as well as early childhood centers. She loves to travel, and has taken students to France on several occasions. She herself has traveled to France 6 times including a semester abroad when she was a student.

Alex is incredibly passionate about language learning. She is fluent in French, and beginning her own study of Spanish. With her students, her favorite are the moments when their language comprehension "clicks," and they have a new form of self-expression. In her teaching practice, she incorporates project- and practice-based methods, because she wants students to be able to use what they know.

Alex is vaccinated against COVID-19.

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What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

My daughter loved the Art of French Baking experience! Alex was wonderful and overall I would highly recommend her and we'll be back!
Jennifer M
Teacher Alex was engaging from the moment she walked through the door. She introduced a group of words in French then sang songs with the kids using the new vocabulary. Kids also did crafts and an art project while communicating in French. Our kids shared that they had a great time. Alex is excellent!
Peter L