Les nouvelles – 25-29 mai

Your clue for #2 this week! Credit: flickr user James Shields, via cc

Your clue for #2 this week! Credit: flickr user James Shields, via cc

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 2

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 started working on les phrases bizarres (weird sentences) which let us be very creative, and use our French vocabulary. Ask about them!

Grade 5/6: Amazing work on play presentations. We’re now moving into some creative activities and writing on what might happen next in the story.

Grade 6: Working on schedule writing, as well as editing our own work, and peer-editing.

Grade 7/8 and 8: Lots of research happening here on our passe-temps, and what they might cost!

Grade 6/7: Doing some regular verb work, as we look at the way flyers and publicity language uses the imperative form of action words.

Documents for download:

A1 wheel

A2 wheel

band letter 2014

Band news: Music Monday was a big success. We got some great press coverage. Music Monday Queen Mary

We are confirmed for Wonderland. I would still happily accept any parent volunteers!

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:

June 4: band to Wonderland

June 5: crazy excitement! PanAm torch run start of day event at QM at 11:15. Grade 8 student Katie Oickle is our runner. (yes, it’s also a PA day)

June 10: KPREAA track and field

June 15-17: Grade 7/8 trip to Camp CanAqua

June 19: school track and field day

June 23: grad: breakfast 8 am, student vs teacher 3-pitch/volleyball 10:00, clap-out 11:30, grad ceremony 6:30.

Trivia  Questions

1. Qui a gagné Eurovision?

2. Qu’est-ce que l’Irlande a décidé avec une vote?

Website: Because it’s bike season, and this is such a biking town, I thought I’d put in a plug for this community initiative. community bike shop

Books: What are you reading? Have had conversations this week with people about the GoldfinchAt the Water’s Edge, and The Bone Clocks. What’s on your list?

Music:  What a weekend for music: Eurovision and CBC music festival! What was on your playlist?

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


2 thoughts on “Les nouvelles – 25-29 mai

  1. KaToMi and I just finished reading “The Penderwicks in Spring,” Jeanne Birdsall’s fourth book in her wonderful series about the quirky, endearing – and ever-growing Penderwick family http://jeannebirdsall.com/books/the-penderwicks/. We loved it, as always, although it took us a bit to adjust to the leap forward several years between the third book and this one. Only one more to go, but we’ll have to wait until Jeanne Birdsall has written it 🙂 (Trying to convince Mi that we could go back and read them again, as she was so young when we read the first three that she didn’t remember them as we started the fourth one!).

  2. OH my gosh! We’ve been waiting forever, it seems for that book! I want to run out and get it NOW! So many story lines that I want to know about (okay, mostly Jeffrey and his dad, I admit it). Yippee!

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