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!
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.
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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
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.
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