Welcome to another year at QM! I’m Madame Noble, and I will be teaching Core French to students in Grade 5-8.
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!
Grade 5: Vocabulary building. See how many opposites your child can come up with (sur/sous, devant/derrière, enlève/met, etc.)
Grade 5/6: We worked a bunch on family vocabulary this week, so you can ask your child to describe who’s in your family. We’ll continue that in the week to come.
Grade 6: We did our first run through the story. Be sure to ask about the action for “génie”, which will make those of you of a certain age laugh, for sure!
6/7, 7/8, 8: 7/8 and 8 are done presenting their Pinterest boards. They were incredibly brave, and worked really hard at asking and answering each other’s questions. We’ll be doing some work this week on question structures as a follow-up, as that part of the task was tricky for some students.
Our success criteria for the task is here
Documents for download:
Band news: There will NOT be band practice on Wednesday morning this week, as I am away. Several students have signed out instruments and music – those MUST be in the building for band practice. We are booked for Wonderland on June 4 (put that date on your calendar!), and I will need parents to accompany us on that date. Cost is approximately $60 ($30 if you have a season’s pass)
November 5-7: I am away, presenting and learning at a technology conference. Lots to share when I come back!
November 7: Picture retakes!
November 28: PA Day
1. Qu’est-ce qui se passe à Burkina Faso?
2. Qui est le président de la France, et où est-il cette semaine (this week)?
Books: I’m raving to anyone who’ll listen about YA author Scott Westerfeld’s newest. Paranormal romance isn’t usually my thing at all, but this one is a story within a story. The paranormal romance takes place in a new novel written by a young East Indian woman, and afterworlds tells both stories (the romance and the new author’s experiences) in alternate chapters. Really enjoying it so far.
Music: Thought this was a lovely example of a way in which technology can unite us, that we really couldn’t accomplish without it. It’s called Signal Strength.
Please share in the comments – what are you clicking on, reading and listening to? Let’s build a sharing space here.