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.
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: Play presentations went well. Some students amazed us with their memorized lines, and acting ability!
Grade 5/6: Finishing up our retell, and doing some comprehension activities.
Grade 6: Continuing our conversations around schedules, and starting to think about an extension to our main story.
Grade 7/8 and 8: Continuing our budget presentations to Madame. Then some comprehension work about the Marché de Fer in Haiti.
Grade 6/7: Creating riddles about a passe-temps we might enjoy.
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Band news: We had a GREAT time at Wonderland. The band really appreciated the feedback from our adjudicator, who was just the right combination of knowledgeable, encouraging and practical.
Grade 7`s will continue with Wednesday practices, and probably a couple extras, as we prepare for grad. We will have one more full band gathering next week, to Skype with our musical friends in England.
Band practices are Wednesday morning. We start playing at 8:10, doors open at 8, so we can actually be playing by 8:10.
June 9: junior ultimate frisbee
June 10: KPREAA track and field
June 11: Theatre in the Community presentation by TASSS students
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.
1. Qui est Sepp Blatter, et quel est le problème avec FIFA?
2. Qu’est-ce que c’est, #TRC2015?
Website: The latest minecraft pocket update has been causing a lot of excitement at my house! Boats! Skins! Spider jockeys! Check it out! minecraft pocket edition update
And if you’re looking for clues about question 2, this was one of my favourite pieces this week: Wab Kinew on #TRC2015
Books: Got lucky last week, and had 3 things I’d had on hold come in for me at once. Jon Krakauer’s Missoula is fascinating, but has to be taken in small doses, because it’s depressing as all get out (about rape on college campuses); I ripped through the entertaining (and historically interesting) romance The Fortune Hunter . It tells the story about the Empress of Austria’s adventures in Victorian England. Just dipping into Jane Urquhart’s newest now.
Music: This one’s become a bit of an earworm for me lately. Mo Kenney’s Pretty Things
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