Sunday, 20 January 2019

NEWS FROM THE FRENCH CORNER

Grade 9 French the review package was corrected, and students had a chance to share their answers. Students are invited to pay particular attention to the section where they chose an image, and wrote 5 sentences using 5 adjectives (they must be in agreement with the noun!).n
YOUR MID TERM EXAM IS THURSDAY, JAN. 24 AT 9 AM.

Grade 8 Students are working on several activities, and these are discussed during class. Ensure that you do all the activities to demonstrate your knowledge of the material covered the first term.

Grade 4-5 Friday's class was all about how to use special verbs, and unit vocabulary. Great active class today!

Grade 6 Students are working on review material, and it was game on with Connect 4.

Grade 1 had only limited time today because of skating.
JK/SK AND GRADE 2-3 had no French today.


Wednesday, 16 January 2019

NEWS FROM THE FRENCH CORNER

Grade 9 French students learned how to form futur simple with irregular verbs. It was easier than they anticipated. They also worked on their review package. This is due Friday for correction.
THE FSF1D EXAM IS ON THURSDAY JAN. 24 AT 9 TILL 11AM.

Grade 8 French- students took up the homework, and have to complete review package for this unit. It is on-going next week (Thursday only because of skiing), and will be in lieu of a test.

Grade 4-5 In the restaurant unit, students are working on 3 verbs from different groups.

Grade 6 students took up the homework (well done all around). They also are working on reviewing grammar concepts. Complete pages 68,69.

Grade 1 students are working with the alphabet IN FRENCH! They have a coloring page with several winter images, one for each letter. They should be done by Friday.

JK/SK Winter Sports are on the menu! They are colouring images of skaters with all the Winter clothing required.

Grade 2-3 It is all in the pronunciation! Students matched 10 adjectives, some masculine, some feminine, to someone's name. Good fun and much competition.


Monday, 14 January 2019

NEWS FROM THE FRENCH CORNER

Grade 9 French students took up last week's homework about futur simple with regular verbs. During class, the task become a bit more difficult, and students took verbs in passé composé, reverted them to infinitif, and applied the futur simple.

Grade 8 French students reviewed the vocabulary from last week, and are answering riddles about specific career paths.

Grade 4-5 students have begun to recognize different verb groups by using the following: commander, choisir, attendre et prendre. Today, they conjugated them, and applied them when talking about a restaurant.

Grade 6 Students completed the homework that should have been done last week...
They also have to answer comprehension questions p.55

Grade 1 students investigated a picture that had 26 words, placed alphabetically. Next, is to color code it.

JK/SK Students colored coded different pieces of winter clothing.

Grade 2-3 Today was a fun grammar lesson with all the parts needed to form a complete sentence, than add to this mix masculine and feminine or plural nouns and adjectives. This was very interactive, and students did not like to be interrupted by the bell. 

Thursday, 10 January 2019

NEWS FROM THE FRENCH CORNER

Grade 9 French students learned the formation of the futur simple, for regular verbs. They practiced with a few verbs, and applied the technique to a text. If it is not finished, have this done for Monday.

Grade 8 French students read the first text for unit 4. They answered questions, and HOMEWORK is to translate the vocabulary.

Grade 4-5 As a warm up, students identified numbered pictures, while listening to descriptions. Great work everyone!
They also worked on food (items in a menu), and completed the cross word puzzle (p68)
Please complete p 69 as well.

Grade 6 Today, students began unit 4 Au musée de cire. They read about how to make a wax character.
HOMEWORK- please organize the sentences at the end of the text, and translate les mots utiles in the green box.

Grade 1 Today, 4 groups competed to make meals for the whole day: petit déjeuner, déjeuner, dîner et souper. They then played a guessing game to find out what Madame's favourite fillings for 'la crèpe', and it is not what you think! Hint: it is not sweet!
Question of the day: what do I need for skating tomorrow.

JK/SK After calendar, students had a friendly competition singing the months of the year. Act and Re-act to command terms, sing about a chocolate soldier. Ouf, lots of activity.

Grade 2-3 students used their adjectives, identified parts of a sentences, and described a hero/heroine.


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

BONNE ET HEUREUSE ANNÉE 2019!

NEWS FROM THE FRENCH CORNER

Grade 7 & 8- Because of the monthly assembly, and the fact that we were missing students due the weather, classes were combined. Students were happy to share their holiday experiences in French, at least a little of it.

Grade 4- 5 again students were away because of the weather. Students investigated the new unit about restaurant menus, and are excited to begin.

Grade 6- Students really enjoyed talking expressions of quantity, and complete the cross word puzzle.

Grade 1 students listened to the story of Pinocchio, as read by Marlène Jobert, and followed with the book and pictures.

JK/SK Students were keen to review the weather, do calendar with a new year, and listened to the story of Pinocchio.

Grade 2-3 students began a new unit about Heroes in our lives. Today, was all about adjectives, both masculine and feminine.


Thursday, 20 December 2018

NEWS FROM THE FRENCH CORNER

SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR. BE SAFE, BE JOYFUL, AND ENJOY YOUR FAMILY.

Grade 8 French presented their summatives, and Grade 9 French gave thoughtful feedback. Both groups played Noël Kahoot.

Grade 4-5 students took up their homework, and completed the last task for the unit. Well Done!!!

Grade 6 Kahoot was the popular game today. Joyeux Noël!

Grade 1 students had a singing context with a medley of French Holiday songs.

JK/SK It was the last call for the Christmas puppets songs.

Grade 2-3 The tradition continues, and students illustrated a directed story. Super!

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

NEWS FROM THE FRENCH CORNER

Grade 9 French students handled a story about Scrooge, where they had to add passé composé verbs as they heard it read to them. This is a good way to do a bit of review, and have fun as well.

Grade 8 French- students used the period to work on their rough copy for presentation of an animal. Here is the checklist: use the pronoun 'on', use the superlative and comparative with irregular adjectives, use as many adjectives as you can in your description, minimum 10 sentences.
PRESENTATIONS ARE ON THURSDAY

Grade 4-5 students presented today. They reflected back on their efforts, and here are a few comments: work on pronunciation and intonation, work neatly on appropriate paper (not torn off your notebook), and submit work on time (in case of doubt, read the blog, ask a classmate), illustrations (when required) should be in colour. All things to work on in the New Year.
HOMEWORK: cross word puzzle p.44 A & B.

Grade 6 students Today, students listened, as well as read, a text about Dr. Fleming's discovery of penicillin. They were able to answer 10 questions related to the text. (Bravo Daniel for working independently, and using the context to find the answers).

Grade 1 Students spent time guessing holiday themed vocabulary, and singing the 12 days of Christmas in French. TRY TO SING 'et une perdrix dans un poirier nain!'

JK/SK students are learning to say JOYEUX NOEL, BONNE ANNÉE, and they coloured  'un bas de Noël'. SK were asked to write their words too.

Grade 2-3 students listened and illustrated a story about the 5 Maples Christmas Holiday Characters. While listening, they drew, and had to re-tell the story with as many details as possible. They had fun adding details in each group. Then they counted their accumulated points.