Les nouvelles – le 9 à 13 septembre

I can be reached by e-mail at lisa_noble@kprdsb.ca. I tweet at @nobleknits2, and the class hashtag is #laclasseaqm.

Class Updates:

Grade 7/8: These two classes worked on introducing a partner using simple French structures (and some past tense). They’ll continue some basic review this week, and then start into their main story: Salut mon ami for Ms. Shaw’s class, and Veux-tu danser for Mr Lush’s.

Grade 6/7: This class will be introducing a partner, as well as reviewing concepts like numbers and weather this week, before moving into Salut mon ami as their main text.

Grade 5/6: This group will be doing a basic introduction to a partner, and then reviewing basic vocabulary (weather, numbers, days of week, important sentences). With luck, we will start into our first story, L’arbre ungali.

Grade 5: As for 5/6, with the story being Comment y aller.

Grade 4: Lots of basic vocabulary happening here: numbers, alphabet, weather, days of week, you name it. We will also be beginning our main story, Les 3 Petits Cochons (the 3 little pigs)

In all classes, 10 minutes or so each day of reviewing new vocabulary at home (or review vocabulary right now) is very helpful. Let your kids teach you what they’re learning!

Instrumental music update: Mr Lush, Ms Shaw and Mr Dufrane’s class will have an hour of music with me once each week, every 3rd week. We do have an instrumental music program, which will include playing and theory. The expectation is that students will take their instruments home to practice (or take advantage of practice times at school) for 30 minutes/week. Expect a contract for taking an instrument home in the next few weeks, or I will shortly have it posted here.

Important dates:

September 19: BBQ and Open House: 5-7:30 pm

September 27: Terry Fox run – bring a toonie for Terry!

Trivia Questions:

1. Qui a presque (almost) lancé un ‘jeu parfait’ en baseball vendredi?

2. Qu’est-ce qui s’est passé à Albert Hall samedi? Pourquoi est-ce que c’est différent?

Other stuff:

Web: Pretty much my favourite viral bit of the week – proving that fact-checking really no longer exists. This is That, CBC’s satire of the news, struck again when major news outlets fell for its story about “ball-less” soccer. “Ball-less soccer” story from This is That

Book: Everybody’s buzzing about the new Gamache mystery, “How the Light Gets In”? Have you read it yet, and if so what did you think? Let me know in the comments. author website

Music: Okay, you probably already have your tickets, but I’m kind of overwhelmed by the fact that I’m going to see the Indigo Girls, here, In Peterborough, in October! They’re on my concert life-list, so this is a big deal!

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