I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
All classes worked on basic routines, and started to review concepts like date, weather, and numbers. Your child should be able to tell you their birthday in French. One goal this year is to know our numbers to 100.
Music: we’re reviewing rhythm concepts, and having some fun singing. Ask your child about singing the 4-part round “Why shouldn’t my car?”
Reminder to return your e-mail address, so I can send you the link to the blog.
September 17: Junior mixed soccer – contact Mr Dufrane
September 30: Intermediate soccer- contact Mr Lush
September 30: Terry Fox Run
October 8: cross-country meet – contact Mme Daley or Mrs Sargeant
1. Qui a gagné le tournoi de tennis U S Open? (simple masculin et feminin)(men’s and women’s singles)
2. Combien de dollars est-ce que le gouvernement d’Ontario a annoncé pour aider les réfugiés Syriens?
Website: Two links today: CommonSense media has an amazing focus on digital citizenship. parent resources like these may help you learn about technology use in the classroom.
Mr Lush’s 7’s and I got a kick out of this one (we were working on remembering our silent last consonants in French): Have you been saying it wrong?
Book: Finished station 11 and would recommend it to everyone. Another amazing selection from the Evergreen list was Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner. It’s an East Coast story, with links to Shakespeare’s King Lear, visual art, sea myths and the growing problem with meth in small communities. Oh, and it’s about fathers and daughters, too. Page-turner – dark and lovely.
Music: One of my favourite moments in the week is driving my son to archery on Friday night and listening to the Radio 2 top 20. My favourite this week? The big-bearded, big-voiced Ben Caplan. Love the horns!
Please share in the comments – what are you clicking on, reading and listening to? Let’s build a sharing space here.