Les nouvelles – 13- 17 avril, 2015


Can you see the thermometer? This will help you answer question 2. Credit: flickr user Act on Climate March via cc

Can you see the thermometer? This will help you answer question 2. Credit: flickr user Act on Climate March via cc

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


I’m Madame Noble, and I teach 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: (you can always check edsby for most up-to-date information)

Grade 5: We’ve made some changes that are helping us have more time for learning in this class. We continued to work on our understanding of the story this week. More new vocabulary coming.

Grade 5/6: This group worked on negative structures a little bit this week, and continued working on showing their understanding of the play.

Grade 6: We started looking at the written forms of how regular verbs work, and will continue that over coming weeks. Louis la Grénouille presentations are coming along well.

Grade 7/8 and 8: The jingles were great. I’ll be sharing some samples. We’re now starting into the main ideas of the unit – and making predictions about what might happen next.

Grade 6/7: This class worked really well at using reading and listening strategies to help them match different jingles to images. We’ll start to talk about the difference between “les désirs” (wants) et les besoins (needs) this week.


Documents for download:

A1 wheel

A2 wheel

band letter 2014

Band news: Please keep encouraging your children to practice – particularly “We are One”. It’s a tough piece, and practice is necessary. Regularly listening to the tune is a great idea, too.

Band practices are Wednesday morning. We start playing at 8:10, doors open at 8, so we can actually be playing by 8:10.

We Are One

Important dates:

April 25: Lego Robotics competition at Kenner

April 28-30: Trent Enrichment (for some intermediates)

May 4: music Monday ( and Star Wars Day!)

June 4: band to Wonderland

Trivia  Questions

1. Quel record est-ce que Jordan Spieth a fait au Masters?

2. Pourquoi est-ce que 25,000 personnes ont marché à Québec le 11 avril, et pourquoi est-ce qu’ils ont porté rouge?

Website: Coding club has started. Here’s another resource (lots more in the coding club group on Edsby) that we’ll be looking at. The music tools are particularly fun. made with code

Books: Looking forward to the new Lisa Genova, which I spotted at Costco on Saturday. I wept my way through Still Alice, so am intrigued by her look at Huntington’s. Inside the O’Briens

Music: If you were at the Shakey Graves show Friday night, I totally want to hear about it. There’s an amazing show coming up at Market Hall on April 18. If you’re a singer/songwriter fan, this is one to see: Jez Lowe, James Keelaghan and Archie Fisher. Lots of amazing talent. Men at Words



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