Les nouvelles – le 15-19 septembre,

Something you might see Friday night at the Fun Fair. (photo credit: flickr user Craig Baker via cc)

Something you might see Friday night at the Fun Fair. (photo credit: flickr user Craig Baker via cc)

I can be reached at lisa_noble@kprdsb.ca. I’m @nobleknits2 on Twitter, and our class hashtag is #laclasseaqm.


Welcome to another year at QM! I’m Madame Noble, and I will be teaching Core French to students in Grade 5-8.
The big goal in my classroom is being able to communicate in our second language. We do our best to speak only in French, as much as we can, and to use the vocabulary we’re learning (using the AIM approach, where there is a sign-language type action for every word we learn – I sign, and the students speak) to convey our ideas. There’s a list here of the words we start with, and a look over it, to review, or remind your children of how much they know, would be a great idea.

Gesture vocab with english 

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

Class Updates:

All classes worked on setting up expectations (links to some are posted); we started to review our alphabet and numbers. We’ve begun using familiar phrases in French to ask and answer questions in class, and we’re going to start an activity introducing each other to the class this week. Grade 7’s and 8’s will be going into more detail with their answers. We’ll also be working on question structures.

Najarro routines

Lush routines

Shaw routines


Documents for download:

intro letter 2014

Important dates:

September 18: Junior soccer tournament

September 19: Meet the teacher and fun fair (4:30 – 8:00)

September 25: Terry Fox Run

September 26, P.A. Day


Trivia  Questions

1. Pourquoi est-ce que beaucoup de personnes sont fachés (angry) avec le LNF (NFL)?

2. Comment s’appellent les deux navires (ships) de Sir John Franklin? Pourquoi est-ce que les navires sont dans les nouvelles (in the news)?


One serious, one silly this week:

TVO has opened up their amazing bank of French resources to English schools (with the help of Canadian Parents for French). I’ll be creating classroom groups, to have students access different videos. Here’s a fun example:

And on the silly side, this came across my Twitter feed today, and we loved it! See if you can keep a straight face when “only-one cannoli” comes on scene!

Books: With Outlander starting on TV, everybody’s talking about Diana Gabaldon. I’m a huge fan of the books, with their combination of time travel, romance and history. Be warned – they’re epic and addictive. Diana Gabaldon. The author also tweets at  @writer_DG

Music: Really only one choice for me this week, as it’s been floating around my head all week, since the discovery of the Franklin ship. Stan Rogers, of course, with Northwest Passage.

Please share in the comments – what are you clicking on, reading and listening to? Let’s build a sharing space here.






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