Les nouvelles – 18-22 avril

dreaming of this. photo credit: flickr user Robbie Sproule via cc

dreaming of this. photo credit: flickr user Robbie Sproule via cc

I can always be reached at lisa_noble@kprdsb.ca. I’m @nobleknits2 on Twitter, and our class hashtag is #laclasseaqm. We post what we’re learning on Edsby.
I’m Madame Noble, and I teach Core French to students in Grade 5/6-8. I also teach 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.
gesture vocab with English
This week in French: 
Grade 5/6: This class continues to enjoy deepening their understanding of our main story. We’re going to work on unscrambling sentences this week, as well as creating our groups for working on the play.
Grade 6: This group is getting a huge kick out of our story of a lonely frog looking for a friend – hoping this will lead us into some thinking about what makes a good friend.
Grade 7:  Lush: Working on our detailed conversations about going to a movie.
Najarro: We’re looking at regular verbs, and are going to start our “going to a movie” unit.
Grade 8:  Students are reading the main text about going to a movie, and working on irregular verbs.
Music: Grade 8’s are learning new notes;  Mr Lush’s 7’s started are finishing a test (#13 – duet). Ms Najarro’s 7’s will be starting a test – taking an instrument home to practice is a big help! YouTube is a great resource for tips on care of instruments, as well as things like hand position and how to make a good first sound. 5/6 and 6 are preparing to sing on Music Monday.
Instrument loan permission form is below for intermediates.
All signouts are now open – come up and sign our your instrument. Weekends included.
Band:  Band – watch Edsby and announcements. Lots of different practices. Music Monday and Spring Fling are May 2 and 5.
Documents for download: 
Reminder to return your e-mail address, so I can send you the link to the blog. Thanks so much to those of you who have already done that.
intro letter 2015
instrument permission 2016
band letter 2016
Coming events:
April 26-28:Trent enrichment (grade 7/8 and some 5/6 students)
April 29: school spelling bee.
May 2: Music Monday
May 5: Spring Fling celebration of the arts

Trivia Questions:

  1. Qu’est-ce qui se passe avec le gouvernement en Brésil?
  2. Qu’est-ce que se passe avec l’élection en Manitoba?

Website: Couple of coming events that you might find interesting:

yellow fish road project If you’ve got kids aged 8 and up, this looks like a fun way to spend a Tuesday night.

Have a talented musician in the family? Check this out: Try the Orchestra 2016 Final Single


Books: Still reading the Ava Lee series and loving it!

Music: The 5/6 and 6’s have been doing some critical listening, comparing versions of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck – be sure to ask them about it!

What are you clicking on, reading and listening to? Let’s build a sharing space here.






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