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Week of September 20-24
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.
Week of September 13-17
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.