Les nouvelles – 1er-5 juin, 2015

The boys' musical group at Fort Qu'appelle Industrial School, Saskatchewan,.Clue for question 2. Credit: Flickr user Bibiloarchives/libraryarchives via cc

The boys’ musical group at Fort Qu’appelle Industrial School, Saskatchewan,.Clue for question 2. Credit: Flickr user Bibiloarchives/libraryarchives 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: Students have started presenting their plays. Ask about how it’s going.

Grade 5/6: Working on a retell this week – writing a brief summary of the story, in our own words.

Grade 6: Having conversations with Madame about the schedules we wrote. Have you seen some of them on Edsby?

Grade 7/8 and 8: Budget presentations to Madame. Then some comprehension work about Haiti.

Grade 6/7: Starting into the last stages of our passe-temps learning.

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

Wonderland trip goes Thursday. Be at school by 8:15, we pull out at  8:30 – we will return approximately 12 hours later. Don’t forget you can’t bring food into Wonderland.

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 3:Pan Am activity day

June 4: band to Wonderland; Ann Douglas at QM 6:30- Parenting through the Storm

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 12: Diabetes walk

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 est Sepp Blatter, et quel est le problème avec FIFA?

2. Qu’est-ce que c’est, la commission de vérité et de réconciliation du Canada?

Website: If you, or your kid, is a creator of content on the web, this post, which came from my friend Doug yesterday morning, will be your new best friend. It’s a point to a portal full of resources for fonts, photos and more. The photo section alone is worth saving for copyright-free images. Makerbook

On a completely different note, following the hashtag #myreconciliationincludes has been an education, leading up to the June 2 release of the commission’s report.

Books: What are you reading? Parent Karen Clysdale mentioned in the comments that the new Penderwicks books has arrived (4th in the beautiful, innocent, hilarious, wonderful series). If you grew up with books about resourceful kids having adventures without their parents, these are books you want to share with  your kids. My 14 year old son liked them enough that he’s game to read this one, too.

Music: These two were on q a couple of weeks ago, and I was instantly transported back to my days of listening to Simon and Garfunkel. S and G for the new generation: The Milk Carton Kids

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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