2014-09-30

le mardi 30 septembre 2014

FIF 2D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
  • checked puzzles for tickets and un tirage
  • Did learning skills/work habits self-evaluation.  Talked about how to become a better student: Qu'est-ce qu'on commence, s'arrete et continue a faire?
  • DELF B1 ecoute - pg.11 ex. 1 & 2
  • Cyrano de Bergerac: Acte I, scene 4 - read together in groups. Re-read at home for better understanding.  
    • gave a summary of plot and major characters to help with understanding the play
  • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
    • re-read Cyrano de Bergerac Acte 1, scene 4.
    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: septembre, l'automne ou le football
    • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
  • returned tests "les verbes au present".  Students have the option of correcting mistakes on their test and handing the test in to the teacher tomorrow to gain up to 45/60 on the test.
  • checked puzzles for tickets and un tirage
  • Notre Dame de Paris
    • read article "Victor Hugo", answered questions and short discussion
    • read chapter 1 "le Pape des Fous" (handout) and listened to dramatic recording
    • Re-read ch. 1 and answer the questions in exercise 1.
  • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
    • Notre Dame de Paris - ch. 1 - re-read and answer exercise 1
    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: septembre, l'automne ou le football
    • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
    FSF 2D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
    • checked puzzles for tickets and un tirage
    • ecoute - DELF A2 - pg 12 ex. 5 & 6
    • Did learning skills/work habits self-evaluation.  Talked briefly about how to become a better student: Qu'est-ce qu'on commence, s'arrete et continue a faire?
    • returned quiz le passe compose - students have the option of doing corrections and submitting the test tomorrow to increase their mark (max. 23/30).
    • Finished reading choice of 3 different articles from Nouvelles Frontières 10e: Les Parfums pg.65, Le soin des animaux sauvages pg. 69, or L'histoire des calendriers pg.76 - in groups and did As-tu compris questions orally (with brief notes).  Groups who were done started working on a resume of their article.
    • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
      • le passe compose - test corrections and review
      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: septembre, l'automne ou le football
      • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.

    2014-09-29

    le vendredi 26 septembre 2014

    FIF 2D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et plus de vocabulaire.
    • Handout – les adjectifs possessifs – 2 sides. May work together to complete it.  I will be taking it up on Monday, so if not completed in class, must finish for homework.
    • Handout: Les fêtes – crossword puzzle.  May work together.  Should be completed for Tuesday.
    • Watched DVD Le Petit Nicolas.
    • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless there is work not finished from this week.
      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
      • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
      • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French, but there is no work assigned for the weekend.
    FIF 1D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et plus de vocabulaire.
    • Handout – les adjectifs possessifs – 2 sides. May work together to complete it.  I will be taking it up on Monday, so if not completed in class, must finish for homework.
    • Handout: Les fêtes – crossword puzzle.  May work together.  Should be completed for Tuesday.
      • Watched DVD Le Petit Nicolas.
      • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless there is work not finished from this week.
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
        • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
        • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French, but there is no work assigned for the weekend.
            FSF 2D
            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et plus de vocabulaire.
            • Handout – les adjectifs possessifs – 2 sides. May work together to complete it.  I will be taking it up on Monday, so if not completed in class, must finish for homework.
            • Handout: Les fêtes – crossword puzzle.  May work together.  Should be completed for Tuesday.
              • Watched DVD Hugo.
              • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless there is work not finished from this week.
                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
                • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
                • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French, but there is no work assigned for the weekend.

              le lundi 29 septembre 2014

              FIF 2D
              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
              • Watched Stromae: On danse  
              • checked and corrected les adjectifs possessifs from Friday.
              • Cyrano de Bergerac: Acte I, scenes 2 & 3 - read together dramatically.  Discussed.  Re-read at home for better understanding.  
              • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                • re-read Cyrano de Bergerac Acte 1, scenes 2 & 3.
                • Finish puzzle: les Fetes if not already done.
                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: septembre, l'automne ou le football
                • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
              FIF 1D
              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
              • Watched Stromae: On danse  
              • checked and corrected  les adjectifs possessifs  from Friday.
              • Notre Dame de Paris - listened to song - Le Temps des Cathedrales" and answered the questions.
              • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                • Finish puzzle: les Fetes if not already done.
                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: septembre, l'automne ou le football
                • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                    FSF 2D
                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                    • Watched Stromae: On danse  
                    • checked and corrected  les adjectifs possessifs  from Friday.
                    • Read choice of 3 different articles from Nouvelles Frontières 10e: Les Parfums, Le soin des animaux sauvages, Le Calendrier - in groups and did As-tu compris questions orally (with brief notes).  If time, chose an expansion question to discuss (in French!). 
                    • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                      • Finish puzzle: les Fetes if not already done.
                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: septembre, l'automne ou le football
                      • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.

                    2014-09-25

                    le jeudi 25 septembre 2014

                    FIF 2D
                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                    • Cyrano de Bergerac: Acte I, scene 1 - read together dramatically, then watched some of the film.
                      • suggestion: Read more of the introductory pages of the book to understand the play better.  
                    • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                      • re-read Cyrano de Bergerac Acte 1, scene 1.  Can continue with scene 2.
                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
                      • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                    FIF 1D
                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire.
                    • les verbes au présent   
                      • some class time to review
                      • test today
                      • puzzle after test - finish it for tomorrow.
                    • Notre Dame de Paris - quick discussion to introduce more of it (i.e. the Disney film is based on some of the story, but is not the same as the novel.)
                      • Watched some of DVD of the musical "Notre Dame de Paris" & listened to song - Le Temps des Cathedrales", filling in blanks.  Try to answer the questions briefly for homework.  We will be discussing the answers on Monday.
                    • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                        • puzzles from after test today
                        • answer questions for "Le temps des cathedrales".
                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
                        • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
                        • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                            FSF 2D
                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                            • le passé composé 
                              • application assignment - 8 sentences - was due Thurs Sept 18 
                              • quiz - aujourd'hui
                            • We will be in the computer lab 319 tomorrow.
                            • Read a couple of short poems.
                            • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                              • 8 phrases au passé -  if not already handed in.
                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journee pedagogique
                              • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.

                            2014-09-24

                            le mercredi 24 septembre 2014

                            FIF 2D
                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                            • computer lab 319 today.  Work on your choice of activities below:
                              • blog - write an entry for this week 
                                • catch up on previous entries (should have completed at least 2 and preferably 3 entries)
                                • set up blog if not already done
                                • set up a small network of 2 - 6 friends - follow each other's blogs, read a couple of entries each week and leave a positive comment
                              • Duolingo 
                              • find review lessons, practice activities or games for le passé composé or other grammar topic
                              • Do some research (in French) on Cyrano de Bergerac and Edmond Rostand.
                              • Find a good French song video.  Check with teacher to ensure that it is appropriate for school.  Work with a partner to make a fill-in-the-blank sheet with the lyrics as a listening/cultural activity (see previous sheets for models and include an answer key).  Develop it to present to your class.
                            • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
                              • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                            FIF 1D
                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                              • les verbes au présent:  Handout package to practice, including a pre-test. Checked for completion today - done, checked and corrected using the answer keys posted in the classroom and at les verbes au present - les reponses  Try to use logic and look for patterns to learn the verb forms  Don't just copy the answers.  Test tomorrow.
                              • computer lab 319 today.  Work on your choice of activities below:
                                • blog - write an entry for this week 
                                  • catch up on previous entries (should have completed at least 2 and preferably 3 entries)
                                  • set up blog if not already done
                                  • set up a small network of 2 - 6 friends - follow each other's blogs, read a couple of entries each week and leave a positive comment
                                • Duolingo 
                                • find review lessons, practice activities or games for les verbes au présent or other grammar topic
                                • Do some research (in French) on Notre Dame de Paris and Victor Hugo.
                                • Find a good French song video.  Check with teacher to ensure that it is appropriate for school.  Work with a partner to make a fill-in-the-blank sheet with the lyrics as a listening/cultural activity (see previous sheets for models and include an answer key).  Develop it to present to your class.
                              • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                                • test tomorrow - les verbes au présent
                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
                                • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                                    FSF 2D
                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                      • computer lab 319 today.  Work on your choice of activities below:
                                        • blog - write an entry for this week 
                                          • catch up on previous entries (should have completed at least 2 and preferably 3 entries)
                                          • set up blog if not already done
                                          • set up a small network of 2 - 6 friends - follow each other's blogs, read a couple of entries each week and leave a positive comment
                                        • Duolingo 
                                        • find review lessons, practice activities or games for le passé composé or other grammar topic
                                        • Do some research (in French) on Cyrano de Bergerac and Edmond Rostand.
                                        • Find a good French song video.  Check with teacher to ensure that it is appropriate for school.  Work with a partner to make a fill-in-the-blank sheet with the lyrics as a listening/cultural activity (see previous sheets for models and include an answer key).  Develop it to present to your class.
                                      • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
                                        • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.

                                      2014-09-23

                                      le mardi 23 septembre 2014

                                      FIF 2D
                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                      • le passé composé 
                                        • application assignment - 8 sentences - was due Thurs Sept 18 
                                        • quiz - aujourd'hui
                                      • Introduction to the play "Cyrano de Bergerac".
                                          • Discussion  - Rostand, Cyrano, timelines - distributed books and looked at introduction material at front of book. Looked at pgs 20 - 21.   Read pages 6 & 10 for homework.
                                      • We will be in computer lab 319 tomorrow.
                                      • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                                        • read pgs. 6 & 10 of front of Cyrano de Bergerac
                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
                                        • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                                      FIF 1D
                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire.
                                      • We will be in computer lab 319 tomorrow.
                                      • les verbes au présent   
                                        • quick game to review
                                        • Handout package to practice, including a pre-test. Complete at your own pace. Use Bescherelle.com and your complete and correct reference page to help you.  Have a partner check each page using the answer keys posted in the classroom and at les verbes au present - les reponses  Do your own corrections to practice and learn these verbs.  Completed package (done, checked, corrected) is due Wed. Sept. 24. Try to use logic and look for patterns to learn the verb forms  Don't just copy the answers.  
                                        • There will be a test this week - Thurs. Sept. 25
                                      • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                                          • practice handout for les verbes au present. All 10 pages are due Wed. Sept. 24.
                                          • test - les verbes au present - Thurs Sept 25
                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journée pédagogique
                                          • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
                                          • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                                              FSF 2D
                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                              • le passé composé 
                                                • application assignment - 8 sentences - was due Thurs Sept 18 
                                                • quiz - aujourd'hui
                                              • We will be in the computer lab 319 tomorrow.
                                              • Read a couple of short poems.
                                              • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                                                • 8 phrases au passé -  if not already handed in.
                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journee pedagogique
                                                • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.

                                              2014-09-22

                                              le lundi 22 septembre 2014

                                              FIF 2D
                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler et lire.
                                              • le passé composé 
                                                • was due Thurs Sept 18 - Handed in application assignment - 8 sentences. La bonne copie due - double-spaced, title, full name, date.  Hand in brouillon also.
                                                  • for level 4 - need - 8 different verbs, regular and irregular, avoir and etre, le négatif (i.e. Je n'ai pas couru...), l'interrogatif (l'inversion i.e. Avez-vous couru...?), different subjects, interesting sentences with details.
                                                • quiz - le mardi 23 septembre
                                              • Watched Let it Go: Frozen - Google translate
                                              • Introduction to the play "Cyrano de Bergerac".
                                              • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                                                • quiz - le passé composé - Tues Sept 23
                                                • 8 phrases au passé -  if not already handed in.
                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journee pedagogique
                                                • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                                              FIF 1D
                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire.
                                              • Watched Let it Go: Frozen - Google translate
                                              • les verbes au présent   
                                                • quick game to review
                                                • Handout package to practice, including a pre-test. Complete at your own pace. Use Bescherelle.com and your complete and correct reference page to help you.  Have a partner check each page using the answer keys posted in the classroom and at les verbes au present - les reponses  Do your own corrections to practice and learn these verbs.  Completed package (done, checked, corrected) is due Wed. Sept. 24. Try to use logic and look for patterns to learn the verb forms  Don't just copy the answers.  Students should have completed at least 7 of the 10 pages to be on track.
                                                • There will be a test this week - Thurs. Sept. 25
                                              • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                                                  • Should have completed at least 7 pages of the practice handout for les verbes au present. All 10 pages are due Wed. Sept. 24.
                                                  • test - les verbes au present - Thurs Sept 25
                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journee pedagogique
                                                  • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
                                                  • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.
                                                      FSF 2D
                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler et écrire.
                                                      • Watched Let it Go: Frozen - Google translate  and Let it Go - Multiple languages
                                                      • le passé composé 
                                                        • speaking activity in groups - la fin de semaine passee
                                                        • was due Thurs Sept 18 - Handed in application assignment - 8 sentences. La bonne copie due - double-spaced, title, full name, date.  Hand in brouillon also.
                                                          • for level 4 - need - 8 different verbs, regular and irregular, avoir and etre, le négatif (i.e. Je n'ai pas couru...), l'interrogatif (l'inversion i.e. Avez-vous couru...?), different subjects, interesting sentences with details.
                                                        • quiz - le mardi 23 septembre
                                                      • Read a choice of 3 articles - in small groups - Le calendrier revolutionnaire or Le jazz en France, or Le 100 kilometres par heure.  Noted use of le passe compose and did questions orally. 
                                                      • les devoirs:  Should be spending about 20 min a day on review/finishing work.
                                                        • quiz - le passé composé - Tues Sept 23
                                                        • 8 phrases au passé -  if not already handed in.
                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: la journee pedagogique
                                                        • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French.

                                                      2014-09-18

                                                      le jeudi 18 septembre 2014

                                                      Our class has moved locations.  We are now in room 316.
                                                      Terry Fox run/walk in the morning and grade 9 welcome in the afternoon. Special timetable for the day (still have classes, just shorter).
                                                      Professional Activity Day Friday September 19.
                                                      FIF 2D
                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et écrire.
                                                      • le passé composé 
                                                        • game
                                                        • Handed in application assignment - 8 sentences. La bonne copie due - double-spaced, title, full name, date.  Hand in brouillon also.
                                                          • for level 4 - need - 8 different verbs, regular and irregular, avoir and etre, le négatif (i.e. Je n'ai pas couru...), l'interrogatif (l'inversion i.e. Avez-vous couru...?), different subjects, interesting sentences with details.
                                                        • quiz - le mardi 23 septembre
                                                      • Watched DVD Le Petit Nicolas.
                                                      • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless there is work not finished from this week.
                                                        • 8 phrases au passé - la bonne copie du aujourd'hui - see above for details. Finish on weekend if not already handed in.
                                                        • quiz - le passé composé - Tues Sept 23
                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                        • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
                                                        • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French, but there is no work assigned for the weekend.
                                                      FIF 1D
                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et écrire.
                                                      • les verbes au présent   
                                                        • Handout package to practice, including a pre-test. Complete at your own pace. Use Bescherelle.com and your complete and correct reference page to help you.  Have a partner check each page using the answer keys posted in the classroom and at les verbes au present - les reponses  Do your own corrections to practice and learn these verbs.  Completed package (done, checked, corrected) is due Wed. Sept. 24. Try to use logic and look for patterns to learn the verb forms  Don't just copy the answers.  Students should have completed at least 4 of the 10 pages to be on track.
                                                        • There will be a test next week - Thurs. Sept. 25
                                                      • Watched DVD Le Petit Nicolas.
                                                      • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless there is work not finished from this week.
                                                        • Should have completed at least 4 pages of the practice handout for les verbes au present. 
                                                        • test - les verbes au present - Thurs Sept 25
                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                        • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
                                                        • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French, but there is no work assigned for the weekend.
                                                          FSF 2D
                                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et écrire.
                                                          • le passé composé 
                                                            • game
                                                            • Handed in application assignment - 8 sentences. La bonne copie due - double-spaced, title, full name, date.  Hand in brouillon also.
                                                              • for level 4 - need - 8 different verbs, regular and irregular, avoir and etre, le négatif (i.e. Je n'ai pas couru...), l'interrogatif (l'inversion i.e. Avez-vous couru...?), different subjects, interesting sentences with details.
                                                            • quiz - le mardi 23 septembre
                                                          • Watched DVD Le Petit Nicolas.
                                                          • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless there is work not finished from this week.
                                                            • 8 phrases au passé - la bonne copie du aujourd'hui - see above for details. Finish on weekend if not already handed in.
                                                            • quiz - le passé composé - Tues Sept 23
                                                            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                            • Binder and dividers if not already done. 
                                                            • Students are always encouraged to watch a favourite DVD in French (no subtitles), play some French games on internet, do Duolingo , watch French TV, read a blog entry & write a positive comment from your class blog network, read some French articles, magazines, books or newspapers (hard copy or on-line), practice numbers or review some French, but there is no work assigned for the weekend.

                                                          2014-09-17

                                                          le mercredi 17 septembre 2014

                                                          Our class has moved locations.  We are now in room 316.
                                                          Terry Fox run/walk tomorrow morning and grade 9 welcome in the afternoon. Special timetable for the day (still have classes, just shorter).
                                                          Professional Activity Day Friday September 19.
                                                          FIF 2D
                                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et comment parler des évenements au passé.
                                                          • Watched Terry Fox - la persévérance and briefly discussed the Terry Fox run/walk tomorrow.
                                                          • Game: 2 vérités et une mensonge - speaking.
                                                          • le passé composé - checked that practice fiche from Monday was complete.
                                                            • Handout note to help learn irregular verbs.
                                                            • application assignment - 8 sentences.  Le brouillon (draft) due today for editing in class - must be edited by 2 different people.  Time in class to work today.  La bonne copie due tomorrow - double-spaced, title, full name, date.  Hand in brouillon also.
                                                              • for level 4 - need - 8 different verbs, regular and irregular, avoir and etre, le négatif (i.e. Je n'ai pas couru...), l'interrogatif (l'inversion i.e. Avez-vous couru...?), different subjects, interesting sentences with details.
                                                            • quiz - le mardi 23 septembre
                                                          • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                            • 8 phrases au passé - la bonne copie du demain - see above for details
                                                            • quiz - le passé composé - Tues Sept 23
                                                            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                            • Binder and dividers if not already done. Add another section: la communication orale
                                                          FIF 1D
                                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et écrire.
                                                          • Watched Terry Fox - la persévérance and briefly discussed the Terry Fox run/walk tomorrow.
                                                          • Game: 2 vérités et une mensonge - speaking.
                                                          • les verbes au présent - Checked handout chart completed as a reference page for binder.  Students must assure that the chart is correct.  Use Bescherelle.com  and answer keys posted in the classroom and in photos here to help complete correctly.  Try to use logic and look for patterns to learn the verb forms as you complete the chart.  Don't just copy the answers. 
                                                            • Handout package to practice, including a pre-test. Complete at your own pace, have a partner check each page using the answer keys posted in the classroom and at les verbes au present - les reponses  Do your own corrections to practice and learn these verbs.  Completed package (done, checked, corrected) is due Wed. Sept. 24. 
                                                            • There will be a test next week - Thurs. Sept. 25
                                                          • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                            • le présent - handout package - done, checked and corrected for Wed. Sept. 24.  Test Thurs. Sept. 25.  Answer keys are posted in the classroom and at les verbes au present - les reponses.
                                                            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                            • Binder and dividers if not already done.  Add a new section: la communication orale
                                                              FSF 2D
                                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et comment parler des évenements au passé.
                                                              • Watched Terry Fox - la persévérance and briefly discussed the Terry Fox run/walk tomorrow.
                                                              • Game: 2 vérités et une mensonge - speaking.
                                                              • le passé composé - checked that practice fiche from Monday was complete.
                                                                • Handout note to help learn irregular verbs.
                                                                • application assignment - 8 sentences.  Le brouillon (draft) due today for editing in class - must be edited by 2 different people.  Time in class to work today.  La bonne copie due tomorrow - double-spaced, title, full name, date.  Hand in brouillon also.
                                                                  • for level 4 - need - 8 different verbs, regular and irregular, avoir and etre, le négatif (i.e. Je n'ai pas couru...), l'interrogatif (l'inversion i.e. Avez-vous couru...?), different subjects, interesting sentences with details.
                                                                • quiz - le mardi 23 septembre
                                                              • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                                • 8 phrases au passé - la bonne copie du demain - see above for details
                                                                • quiz - le passé composé - Tues Sept 23
                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                                • Binder and dividers if not already done. 

                                                                2014-09-16

                                                                le mardi 16 septembre 2014

                                                                Our class has moved locations.  We are now in room 316.
                                                                Meet the teacher night tonight: Tues Sept 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
                                                                FIF 2D
                                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et comment parler des évenements au passé.
                                                                • la compréhension orale: DELF A2 - pgs. 9 & 10 Act. 1, 2, 3  Discussed briefly the listening exam which will be in January and will be worth 7.5% of the final mark.
                                                                • le passé composé - quick review and explained application assignment - 8 sentences.  Le brouillon (draft) due tomorrow for editing in class.  Please double-space and leave lots of room for additions and corrections.  Time in class to work today.
                                                                  • for level 4 - need - 8 different verbs, regular and irregular, avoir and etre, le négatif (i.e. Je n'ai pas couru...), l'interrogatif (l'inversion i.e. Avez-vous couru...?), different subjects, interesting sentences with details.
                                                                • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                                  • Finish handout to review le passé composé for Wed. Sept 16 - write and check own answers, or, better, exchange with someone and check each other's answers then correct your mistakes.  Answer keys are posted in the classroom and in photos below.
                                                                  • Brouillon - 8 phrases au passé
                                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                                  • Binder and dividers if not already done.
                                                                FIF 1D
                                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et écrire.
                                                                • la compréhension orale: DELF A2 - pgs. 9 & 10 Act. 1, 2, 3  Discussed briefly the listening exam which will be in January and will be worth 7.5% of the final mark.
                                                                • les verbes au présent - Continued working on handout to complete as a reference page for binder.  Use Bescherelle.com  and answer keys posted in the classroom and in photos here to help complete correctly.  Try to use logic and look for patterns to learn the verb forms as you complete the chart.  Don't just copy the answers. 
                                                                  • Handout package to practice, including a pre-test. Complete at your own pace, have a partner check each page using the answer keys posted in the classroom and at les verbes au present - les reponses  Do your own corrections to practice and learn these verbs.  Completed package (done, checked, corrected) is due Wed. Sept. 24. 
                                                                  • There will be a test next week - Thurs. Sept. 25
                                                                • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                                  • Finish handout chart to review le présent for Wed. Sept 16 - write and check own answers.  Answer keys are posted in the classroom and at les verbes au present - les reponses.
                                                                  • le present - handout package - done, checked and corrected for Wed. Sept. 24.  Test Thurs. Sept. 25.
                                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                                  • Binder and dividers if not already done.
                                                                    FSF 2D
                                                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et comment parler des évenements au passé.
                                                                    • la compréhension orale: DELF A2 - pgs. 9 & 10 Act. 1, 2, 3  Discussed briefly the listening exam which will be in January and will be worth 7.5% of the final mark.
                                                                    • le passé composé
                                                                      • speaking - in groups, talked about what did and didn't do yesterday
                                                                      • quick review and explained application assignment - 8 sentences.  Le brouillon (draft) due tomorrow for editing in class.  Please double-space and leave lots of room for additions and corrections.  Time in class to work today.
                                                                      • for level 4 - need - 8 different verbs, regular and irregular, avoir and etre, le négatif (i.e. Je n'ai pas couru...), l'interrogatif (l'inversion i.e. Avez-vous couru...?), different subjects, interesting sentences with details.
                                                                    • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                                      • Finish handout to review le passé composé for Wed. Sept 16 - write and check own answers, or, better, exchange with someone and check each other's answers then correct your mistakes.  Answer keys are posted in the classroom and in photos below.
                                                                      • Brouillon - 8 phrases au passé
                                                                      • Binder and dividers if not already done.

                                                                    les verbes au present - FIF 1D - les reponses

















                                                                    2014-09-15

                                                                    le lundi 15 septembre 2014

                                                                    Starting today, our class has moved locations.  We are now in room 316.
                                                                    Photo day today. Souriez :)
                                                                    Meet the teacher night: Tues Sept 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
                                                                    FIF 2D
                                                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des évenements au passé.
                                                                    • Watched Yelle - Que veux-tu?  Filled in missing words on handout.  Students are encouraged to watch again and sing along softly to practice pronunciation and improve fluency.
                                                                    • Speaking: la fin de semaine passée - inner/outer circle
                                                                    • Review lesson: le passé composé - discussion, questions, examples - see rough notes in photos below.  to help make own note.
                                                                    • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                                      • Finish handout to review le passé composé for Wed. Sept 16 - write and check own answers.  Answer keys are posted in the classroom and in photos below.
                                                                      • Binder and dividers if not already done.
                                                                    FIF 1D
                                                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire.
                                                                    • Watched Yelle - Que veux-tu?  Filled in missing words on handout.  Students are encouraged to watch again and sing along softly to practice pronunciation and improve fluency.
                                                                    • Speaking: la fin de semaine passée - inner/outer circle
                                                                    • Review lesson: les verbes au présent - brief discussion, questions, examples and handout to complete as a reference page for your binder.  Use Bescherelle.com  and answer keys posted in the classroom and in photos here to help complete correctly.  Try to use logic and look for patterns to learn the verb forms as you complete the chart.  Don't just copy the answers.
                                                                    • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                                      • Finish handout chart to review le présent for Wed. Sept 16 - write and check own answers.  Answer keys are posted in the classroom and in photos below.
                                                                      • Binder and dividers if not already done.
                                                                      FSF 2D
                                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
                                                                      • Watched Yelle - Que veux-tu?  Filled in missing words on handout.  Students are encouraged to watch again and sing along softly to practice pronunciation and improve fluency.
                                                                      • Speaking: la fin de semaine passée - inner/outer circle
                                                                      • Review lesson: le passé composé - discussion, questions, examples - see rough notes in photos below to help make own note. 
                                                                      • les devoirs: Students should do 15 -20 minutes of French each night - review, finish class work, reading, watching French television or movies, on-line games or drills...
                                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Terry Fox, la fin de semaine passée, Supercrawl
                                                                        • Finish handout to review le passé composé for Wed. Sept 16 - write and check own answers.  Answer keys are posted in the classroom and in photos below.
                                                                        • Binder and dividers if not already done.