I can be reached at email@example.com. I’m @nobleknits2 on Twitter, and our class hashtag is #laclasseaqm.
Welcome to another year at QM! I’m Madame Noble, and I will be teaching Core French to students in Grade 5/6-8. I will also be teaching music (vocal and instrumental) to those classes.
On this blog, you’ll find what we’re doing in class, important dates, permission forms/letters to download and print at home (in case they didn’t make it home in the backpack), the trivia questions the class has been challenged with each week, and some links to websites, music and books you might find interesting.
I’ve chosen to use a blog in the hopes that it will start a conversation – so please feel free to leave a comment or a questions. Let’s keep the lines of communication open.
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.
September 8: first day of school
September 30: Terry Fox Run
1. Le 9 septembre sera (will be) un jour très important pour la reine Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth). Pourquoi?
2. Qui sont les candidat(e)s pour le Parti libéral, le Parti nouveau democrate et Parti conservateur ici à Peterborough?
Website: Two links today: To finish up your summer, I can’t think of a more delicious way to use peaches: peach cobbler; and on a more serious note – some of the reasons why the computer coding club will be back this year: teaching coding
Book: I read a ton this summer! Right now, I am deeply involved in Station 11 from the Evergreen reading list. It connects a number of characters through the events of a world-wide flu bug that wipes out 99% of the population, and what comes after. Tense, lovely, and reminding me of the many ways we are interconnected.
Music: My favourite musical experience this summer was sitting on the hill at Nicholls Oval, watching Joel Plaskett close the Peterborough Folk Festival. If you were there, you know it was one of the strongest festival line-ups anywhere. If you weren’t, give it a try next year. Lots of Joel: Joel Plaskett on CBC Music . Love This Town is a favourite of mine, along with Park Avenue Sobriety Test.
Please share in the comments – what are you clicking on, reading and listening to? Let’s build a sharing space here.