Weekly Updates

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Students in Exploratory French are starting to learn about the countries that speak French and to learn how to say color words.  In addition, some of them have done simple puppet shows that practice the greetings that they have learned.
Students in French A are continuing to build their comprehension of simple sentences.  They took their first assessment and continue to add colors, days and months with the daily calendar talk.
Students in French B continue the adventures of the capybara and also beginning to learn about other famous French speaking people.  We are starting to develop simple conversations about what we read in the target language.
Students in Exploratory French have been practicing numbers and greetings with games, songs, videos.
Students in French A are learning to understand basic sentences about what other say.  For example, students hear a simple story and can answer questions about the story. Students do not have homework, but are expected to do their best in class to allow time for active participation and practice.
Students in French B are beginning to read a book in French.  They read and discussed the first three chapters of a fictional book about a capybara that lives in the Amazon.  They are also learning about to say what they would like to do.  Students do not have homework, but are expected to do their best in class to allow time for active participation and practice.
Students in exploratory French are playing games with numbers up to twenty, looking at the flags of Francophone countries and practicing their colors with the flags.
Students in French A are adding to their knowledge base with more animals and animal sounds.  Also, with the calendar we are focussing on months and counting to 30.
Students in French B read their first magazine in French and had some discussion about it.  Students are answering questions, both in French and English and starting some basic conversations about what they read or see.
Students in Exploratory French are beginning to explore Paris, but also working on numbers and colors and there will be an assessment on the numbers and colors on Thursday.
Students in French A had an assessment.  They are also starting to write as a group and continue to work on comprehension.  We will start a new unit next week.
Students in French B had an assessment about what they were reading.  I will focus on numbers and telling time this coming week.
Exploratory students took an assessment about colors and numbers.  They explored France by looking at famous foods and having a taste of some.
French A students tasted some French foods and began a new unit entitled, "He Runs."  It deals with where people go and what they see.
French B aslo tasted some French foods and worked on numbers from one to one hundred.
The fifth and sixth grade have finished with months and days and are starting to study Canada.
French A is working on sports, passtimes and numbers.
French B is working on the possessive adjectives that go with family members, my mother, her father, etc.
Exploratory French students are making posters about a famous French Canadian person.
Students in French A are working on numbers to 100, first by tens and then by fives.  
Students in French B are reviewing the conjugations of ER verbs, making sentences and practicing comprehension.
Students in Exploratory French learned the alphabet and how to spell the names of traditional holiday and seasonal words like snow, snowflake and candle.  We also did an art project with shapes.
Students in French A have been working on numbers, had an assessment and also did an art project with the names of things that they made from shapes, such as snowflake, house and moon.
Students in French B have been working on using verbs to compose sentences and paragraphs as well as forming sentences from groups of words that are not in the correct order.  For example: the, cat, mouse, eats, and, the.   The cat eats the mouse.
Welcome to Exploratory French.  The goal of this is to expose students to the language and the culture of the language.  This week and next week, students are learning about where the language is spoken, learning to say polite expressions such as please, thank you, or to introduce themselves, as well as hearing some French children's songs and places of interest in France.
Level A French is learning how to use adjectives to describe.  Students are learning how to use verbs like live, have, and be in the context of a describption and students. Students have started to practice their French by reading a book about a capybara that lives in the Amazon.
French B students are beginning another book while they begin writing short essaies about what they are learning and review weather.  Important grammar includes how to use the verb to have to express fear or age and to use the entire verb to be.
Exploratory students have looked at how Paris developed over the years, as well as starting to study colors.
Level A students worked on an assessment where they began to write simple sentences that described a person with an adjective.  They also told what was happening in a Garfield cartoon.
Level B students read a magazine about festivals and places in French speaking countries and then told where they would like to go.
Students in grades five and six exploratory are learning about Canada and its history, especially related to Vermont and New France.  Students are also learning numbers.
French A has started working on expressing likes and dislikes with food.
French B students are working on writing about themselves and classmates, as well as using simple questions to ask for informaiton from their classmates. In addition, the high school guidance department asked for language level recommendations for those continuing French for next year.  I have had a conversation with each student individually. That information was sent to the high school and students can tell you about their choices.
Students in Exploratory  French just finished learning about the French alphabet and are moving on to learn about various regions of France.  They will learn about famous places, famous people from the regions, products and history.
Students in French A are learning the vocabulary that goes with the school, such as school supplies, along with the words that tell how to open or shut and other verbs.
Students in French B have started to read another short book, this one is about two students who live in the same town.  They will check their comprehension with a trivia game next class.
Exploratory classes are learning animal names in French.  As they learn them, they will be able count the animals and describe their color.
French A has also started to study animals.  They will be able to describe the animals in more detail as they progress.
French B was able to have a guest speaker and we are reviewing verbs.
Students in Exploratory French have been off to a busy start, learning the numbers to twenty, learning colors, copying the famous Monet painting, Haystacks, which can be found at the Shelburne Musuem, and staring to learn about Canada.
Students beginning French 1 have started with numbers and greetings and are now starting to expand their language knowledge by learning French through comprehenisble input, seeing what they can understand.  We are concentrating on saying what a person is speaking about.
Students continuing with French 2 have done some review and have started to read a book about a capybara who lives in French Guyanna.  It is a chapter book with vocabulary that is perfect for a beginner.
Students in Exploratory French are learning months and days as they also learn a bit about Canada and why it is a bilingual country.
Students in the first year of French are learning how to express their likes and dislikes about food.
Students in the second year of French continue reading a book about the capybara and are learning question words that they can use to understand questions about the story.
Students in Exploratory French are studying animal names and preparing to learn about French winter traditions.
Students in the first year of French are adding sports and passtimes to their vocabulary.
Students in the second year of French have finished the book that they were reading and will be writing about themselves.