We've been having fun and keeping busy in French class! Check out what each grade level has been up to!
3rd Grade - the Geography of France
Third graders are in their first year of French, and so we spend a little time learning about the diverse geography of this country. Did you know France is approximately the size of the state of Texas? Ask your student about France's capital, highest mountain, rivers and major cities!
4th Grade - Winter in Quebec City / Sugar Shack!
Fourth graders have been learning all about Quebec City and what an exciting Winter destination it is. They've learned the traditional lumberjack foods still served in Sugar Shacks during the sugaring off season (March-April) and even wrote and performed scripts in which they played the role of customer or server at a sugar shack. As your student about the typical foods they might order there!
5th Grade - the House and Activities in the House
Fifth graders are now able to put together sentences to express what they and others are doing. To practice this, they learned the rooms of a house and items found inside, as well as several verbs for various things you can do in a house. They worked collaboratively and individually to practice the skills necessary to these words in context.
6th Grade - How we Learn
Sixth Grade students have been studying French for four years now. They are getting much stronger in their ability to learn new vocabulary and use it in structured ways. Now, they are entering the next step of language learning, in which they can use what they've learned over the years to express themselves in novel ways! These students are enthusiastic and hard-working, and we have lots of fun in class. Here are some examples of how we learn through playing ... Quizlet Live and a board game adapted from the game Race to the Treasure.
7th Grade - the Family / Describing People
Seventh graders are in the final big unit of the year! They are learning all about how to talk and write about their families. After learning labels such as mother and brother, they learned lots of adjectives to describe people physically, as well as their personalities. To practice this skill, they played a few rounds of the game Who's Left? ... lots of fun!
8th Grade - au Café!
One of the highlights of the French I program is the café unit. Students gain confidence with their conversation skills by role-playing servers and customers in a typical French café. (Fourth graders started building this foundation in their Sugar Shack unit, above.) Not only can they order food and drinks, but they can ask others what they want, make suggestions, ask and tell how their food tastes, and make small talk on a variety of subjects. Plus, with props, aprons and background music, you might even think you were actually in a French café!