2014-10-31

le vendredi 31 octobre 2014

St. Donat French experience program Jan.28 - Feb. 1, 2015.  Forms and deposit of $100 due by Oct.31 TODAY!!.
FIF 2D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment comprendre ce qu'on a lu.
  • reviewed - le passé composé vs. l'imparfait, then speaking activity: Watched Le chat de Simon - l'Halloween and discussed what saw and thought in small groups.
  • Watched Têtes à Claques - l'Halloween & Têtes à Claques: l'Halloween 2
  • Watched DVD Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux decrire les personnages et les endroits.
  • Take our kids to work day is next week - Wed. Nov. 5.  Students in grade 9 have received information and forms.  These forms should be returned to their homeroom period 1 teacher.  There will not be a lesson in this class that day. There will be independent work provided for any students who are at school instead of at a workplace.
  • Watched Têtes à Claques - l'Halloween & Têtes à Claques: l'Halloween 2
  • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. Modelled example of brainstorming and then did own.  Handed in for assessment.
  • Watched DVD: Notre Dame de Paris
    • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
      • Think about your character, place and adjective to add to brainstorming.
      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics:  l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
    FSF 2D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler et écouter.
    • reviewed - le passé composé vs. l'imparfait, then speaking activity: Watched Le chat de Simon - l'Halloween and discussed what saw and thought in small groups.
    • Watched Têtes à Claques - l'Halloween & Têtes à Claques: l'Halloween 2
    • Watched DVD Astérix et Obélix
    • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics:  l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
      • home study extras

    2014-10-30

    le jeudi 30 octobre 2014

    St. Donat French experience program Jan.28 - Feb. 1, 2015.  See Ms.K-J for details and forms if interested.  Forms and deposit of $100 due by Oct.31 TOMORROW!!.
    FIF 2D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment comprendre ce qu'on a lu.
    • Cyrano de Bergerac
      • Acte III scenes 1-7.  Activities, handout and questions then quiz .
      • Presentations continue Wed Nov 5 - Acte III scenes 8 - 14 and Acte IV sc.1 - 5 on Fri Nov 7.
    • les devoirs:
      • Cyrano -re-read for better understanding.  
        • Prepare for own presentations.
      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
    FIF 1D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux decrire les personnages et les endroits.
    • Take our kids to work day is next week - Wed. Nov. 5.  Students in grade 9 have received information and forms.  These forms should be returned to their homeroom period 1 teacher.  There will not be a lesson in this class that day. There will be independent work provided for any students who are at school instead of at a workplace.
    • les pronoms d'objet direct - took up homework, speaking activity,  lesson on les accords avec le passe compose, kinesthetic activity, handout for homework - started in class.
    • Notre Dame de Paris - la tache finale. Discussed and showed examples of how to find ideas, then handed out roles, places and adjectives.  Started brainstorming and will continue tomorrow. 
      • les devoirs:
        • Finish pronoun handout if not already done.
        • Think about your character, place and adjective to prepare for brainstorming tomorrow.
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics:  l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
      FSF 2D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler et lire.
      • Speaking activity: Watched le vampire et le dentiste and discussed what saw and thought in small groups.
      • Video contest La meilleure classe de francais d'Ontario  See Ms. K-J if you would still like to be a part of the planning group.  Ms. Schwartz has volunteered to work with the planning group.
      • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - group session.
        • worked on reading or summary presentations.  Oral presentation will include:
          • Identify the book - author, short summary (8 - 10 sentences), characters, setting.
          • Each member of the group will address - liked/didn't like the book and why, and connections to their own life.  They will also submit this part in written form - an informal written piece, not a formal essay.
      • les devoirs:
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics:  l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
        • home study extras

      2014-10-29

      le mercredi 29 octobre 2014

      St. Donat French experience program Jan.28 - Feb. 1, 2015.  See Ms.K-J for details and forms if interested.  Forms and deposit of $100 due by Oct.31.
      FIF 2D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment comprendre ce qu'on a lu.
      • Cyrano de Bergerac
        • Acte III scenes 1-7.  Presentation and some discussion questions.
          • Activities, handout and questions tomorrow then quiz .
        • Presentations continue tomorrow - Acte III scenes 8 - 14.
      • les devoirs:
        • Cyrano -re-read Acte III scenes 1-7  - quiz tomorrow.  
          • Prepare for own presentations.
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
      FIF 1D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment éviter la répétition.
      • Take our kids to work day is next week - Wed. Nov. 5.  Students in grade 9 have received information and forms.  These forms should be returned to their homeroom period 1 teacher.  There will not be a lesson in this class that day. There will be independent work provided for any students who are at school instead of at a workplace.
      • les pronoms d'objet direct - diagnostic quiz and corrected together, took up homework, speaking activity, kinesthetic activity, handout for homework - started in class.
      • les devoirs:
        • Finish pronoun handout if not already done.
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics:  l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
      FSF 2D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler et lire.
      • Speaking activity: Watched and described to partner: Un film d'horreur de bonbons & un oeuf serial killer
      • Video contest La meilleure classe de francais d'Ontario  See Ms. K-J if you would still like to be a part of the planning group.
      • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - group session.
        • worked on reading or summary presentations.  Oral presentation will include:
          • Identify the book - author, short summary (8 - 10 sentences), characters, setting.
          • Each member of the group will address - liked/didn't like the book and why, and connections to their own life.  They will also submit this part in written form - an informal written piece, not a formal essay.
      • les devoirs:
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics:  l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
        • home study extras

      2014-10-28

      le mardi 28 octobre 2014

      St. Donat French experience program Jan.28 - Feb. 1, 2015 has been approved.  See Ms.K-J for details and forms if interested.  Forms and deposit of $100 due by Oct.31.
      FIF 2D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment comprendre ce qu'on a lu.
      • Cyrano de Bergerac
        • Acte II scenes 7-11.  Activities, handout and questions  then quiz .
        • Presentations continue - Acte III scenes 1 - 6 on Wed. Oct. 29.
      • les devoirs:
        • Cyrano - read Acte III scenes 1-6 before presentation tomorrow.  Prepare for own presentations.
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.


      FIF 1D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment eviter la repetition.
      • Take our kids to work day is next week - Wed. Nov. 5.  Students in grade 9 have received information and forms.  These forms should be returned to their homeroom period 1 teacher.  There will not be a lesson in this class that day. There will be independent work provided for any students who are at school instead of at a workplace.
      • Notre Dame de Paris - read and listened to a recording of chapter 9.  
        • completed and corrected questions ex. 1, 2 & 3.
        • introduced la tâche finale.
      • les pronoms d'objet direct - lesson, note, examples, handout
      • les devoirs:
        • Notre Dame de Paris - re-read ch.9 if haven't already done so.
        • Finish pronoun handout if not already done.
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics:  l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
      FSF 2D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler des evenements et des emotions.
      • group speaking - brainstorming vocabulary for talking/writing about events in Ottawa and Hamilton this past week.  See photos below.
      • Watched several videos of La meilleure classe de francais d'Ontario and decided as a class to participate in this year's contest.  There will be a core group who will plan and direct the video and most (all) students in the class will be in the video.  We will be using class time to plan and film it.  Please see Ms. K-J if you would still like to be a part of the planning group.
      • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - group session.
        • worked on reading or summary presentations.  Oral presentation will include:
          • Identify the book - author, short summary (8 - 10 sentences), characters, setting.
          • Each member of the group will address - liked/didn't like the book and why, and connections to their own life.  They will also submit this part in written form - an informal written piece, not a formal essay.
      • les devoirs:
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics:  l'élection, l'Halloween, Ottawa ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
        • home study extras




       


      2014-10-27

      le lundi 27 octobre 2014

      St. Donat French experience program Jan.28 - Feb. 1, 2015 has been approved.  See Ms.K-J for details and forms if interested.  Forms and deposit of $100 due by Oct.31.
      FIF 2D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
      • Watched Les trois accords - Saskatchewan
      • Cyrano de Bergerac
        • Presentation - Acte II scenes 7-11.  Activities, handout and questions tomorrow, then quiz .
        • Presentations continue next week - Acte III scenes 1 - 6 on Wed. Oct. 29.
      • les devoirs:
        • Cyrano -  re-read Acte II scenes 7-11 - quiz tomorrow.  Prepare for own presentations.
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'élection, l'Halloween ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
      FIF 1D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et lire.
      • Watched Les trois accords - Saskatchewan
      • speaking activity  
      • Notre Dame de Paris - finished the novel - read and discussed chapter 9.  Will continue tomorrow and will discuss la tâche finale.
        • les devoirs:
          • Notre Dame de Paris - re-read ch.9 and answer questions (see above).
          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'élection, l'Halloween ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
        FSF 2D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
        • Watched Les trois accords - Saskatchewan
        • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - group session.
          • discussed summary presentations.  Preparations will start next week as groups finish their book.  Oral presentation will include:
            • Identify the book - author, short summary (8 - 10 sentences), characters, setting.
            • Each member of the group will address - liked/didn't like the book and why, and connections to their own life.  They will also submit this part in written form - an informal written piece, not a formal essay.
        •  Watched a few examples of videos from contest "la meilleure classe de français d'Ontario.
        • les devoirs:
          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'élection, l'Halloween ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

        le vendredi 24 octobre 2014


        St. Donat French experience program Jan.28 - Feb. 1, 2015 has been approved.  See Ms.K-J for details and forms if interested.  Forms and deposit of $100 due by Oct.31.
        FIF 2D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire et ecouter.
        • Cyrano de Bergerac
          • Quiz - Acte II scenes 1-6.  Students were given time to check crossword puzzle from yesterday and were allowed to use the handout given yesterday.
          • Presentations continue next week - Acte II scenes 7 - 11 on Mon. Oct. 27
          • DVD
        • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
          • Cyrano - may need to prepare for presentations
          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
            FIF 1D
            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et lire.
              • Notre Dame de Paris
                • checked and corrected ch.7 activities 1 & 3, and ch. 8 ex. 1 & 2
                • musical - watched more
              • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
                • Notre Dame de Paris - re-read first 8 chapters if haven't already read at least twice.
                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                    FSF 2D
                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                    • Watched St. Donat DVD
                    • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - group session.
                      • discussed summary presentations.  Preparations will start next week as groups finish their book.  Oral presentation will include:
                        • Identify the book - author, short summary (8 - 10 sentences), characters, setting.
                        • Each member of the group will address - liked/didn't like the book and why, and connections to their own life.  They will also submit this part in written form - an informal written piece, not a formal essay.
                    • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                      2014-10-23

                      le jeudi 23 octobre 2014

                      St. Donat French experience program Jan.28 - Feb. 1, 2015 has been approved.  See Ms.K-J for details and forms if interested.  Forms and deposit of $100 due by Oct.31.
                      FIF 2D
                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                      • Cyrano de Bergerac
                        • Presentation - Acte II scenes 1-6.  Quiz tomorrow.
                        • Presentations continue next week - Acte II scenes 7 - 11 on Mon. Oct. 27
                      • les devoirs:
                        • Cyrano -  re-read Acte II scenes 1-6 - quiz tomorrow.  May use handout given in class today for quiz.  Prepare for own presentations.
                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                          FIF 1D
                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et lire.
                            • Notre Dame de Paris
                              • checked and corrected ch.6 activities 2, 3 & 4. 
                              • ch.7 and 8 - Read together with CD, discussed briefly.  Re-read and answer questions: ch.7 ex. 1 & 3, ch. 8 ex. 1 & 2.  Enough time was given in class to get a good start on the homework.
                            • les devoirs:
                              • Notre Dame de Paris - re-read ch.7 & 8 and answer questions (see above).
                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                    FSF 2D
                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                    • Watched Tetes a claques: a l'ecole   Discussed strategies to listen to improve oral comprehension and how it is ok to not understand every word.  Watching the same video clip a second or third time with focus and intention will help improve listening skills.
                                    • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - group session.
                                      • discussed summary presentations.  Preparations will start next week as groups finish their book.  Oral presentation will include:
                                        • Identify the book - author, short summary (8 - 10 sentences), characters, setting.
                                        • Each member of the group will address - liked/didn't like the book and why, and connections to their own life.  They will also submit this part in written form - an informal written piece, not a formal essay.
                                    • les devoirs:
                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                    2014-10-22

                                    How to type French accents

                                    How to type French accents

                                    le mercredi 22 octobre 2014

                                    St. Donat French experience program Jan.28 - Feb. 1, 2015 has been approved.  See Ms.K-J for details if interested.  Forms and deposit of $100 due by Oct.31.
                                    FIF 2D
                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                    • Chanson: Stromae: Papaoutai
                                    • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                      • presentation assignment - time to work  in groups- see handout for details.  Today's emphasis - reading your scenes out loud, paying attention to enunciation and fluidity.  Keep track of work done using work log sheets.  Presentations - Acte II scenes 1-6 on Thurs. Oct 23 and continue next week.  
                                    • les devoirs:
                                      • Cyrano - prepare for presentations.  A good idea - read Acte II scenes 1-6 tonight so that the presentation will help with understanding.
                                      • Optional: listen to Stromae again. Watch interview noting Stromae's excellent use of English as a second language.
                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                        FIF 1D
                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et lire.
                                          • Notre Dame de Paris
                                            • Listening activity: ch.5 ex. 4.ch.5 and 6 - Read together with CD, discussed briefly. 
                                            • checked and corrected ch.5 activities 1, 2 & 3 and ch. 6 activities 1 - 2.  We will finish correcting ch. 6 tomorrow, including group discussions for ex. 5.
                                          • Talked about student responsibilities.
                                          • les devoirs:
                                            • Notre Dame de Paris - re-read ch.5 & 6
                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                  FSF 2D
                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                  • Chanson: Stromae: Papaoutai and listened to part of Stromae interview in English with Gilles Peterson
                                                  • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - second group session.
                                                    • les devoirs:
                                                      • listen to Stromae again. Watch interview noting Stromae's excellent use of English as a second language. (optional)
                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                    2014-10-21

                                                    le mardi 21 octobre 2014

                                                    FIF 2D
                                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire et ecrire.
                                                    Computer lab today.  Choice of activities, but must be working/listening/reading in French.
                                                    • blog entry for this week - and make sure you have your network set up.  Read the entries of each person in your network and write a positive comment.
                                                    • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                      • presentation assignment - see handout for details.  Keep track of work done using work log sheets.  Presentations - Acte II scenes 1-6 on Thurs. Oct 23. Work on resume, questions and/or class activity.  Use Bon Patron - editing and corrections and Socrative
                                                    • Francolab - for Canadien-Francais songs and background on artists
                                                    • Duolingo - set up free account, work whenever you have a chance
                                                    • games, lessons, quizzes, activities, videos etc. for les verbes au present, le passe compose
                                                    • les devoirs:
                                                      • Cyrano - prepare for presentations
                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                        FIF 1D
                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                                        Computer lab today.  Choice of activities, but must be working/listening/reading in French.
                                                          • blog entry for this week - and make sure you have your network set up.  Read the entries of each person in your network and write a positive comment.
                                                          • Francolab - for Canadien-Francais songs and background on artists
                                                          • Duolingo - set up free account, work whenever you have a chance
                                                          • games, lessons, quizzes, activities, videos etc. for les verbes au present, le passe compose
                                                          • les devoirs:
                                                            • Notre Dame de Paris - Re-read chapters 5 & 6 and do ch.5 activities 1, 2 & 3 and ch. 6 activities 1 - 5.  Complete for Wed. Oct.22.
                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                  FSF 2D
                                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                                                  Computer lab today.  Choice of activities, but must be working/listening/reading in French.
                                                                    • blog entry for this week - and make sure you have your network set up.  Read the entries of each person in your network and write a positive comment.
                                                                    • Francolab - for Canadien-Francais songs and background on artists
                                                                    • Duolingo - set up free account, work whenever you have a chance
                                                                    • games, lessons, quizzes, activities, videos etc. for les verbes au present, le passe compose
                                                                    • les devoirs:
                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                      • home study extras

                                                                    2014-10-20

                                                                    le lundi 20 octobre 2014

                                                                    FIF 2D
                                                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                    • Speaking activity: Ma fin de semaine passee
                                                                    • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                      • presentation assignment - time to work  in groups- see handout for details.  Keep track of work done using work log sheets.  Presentations will begin next week - Acte II scenes 1-6 on Thurs. Oct 23.  We will be in the computer lab on Tues, Oct 21, so students will have ready access to Bon Patron - editing and corrections and Socrative
                                                                    • les devoirs:
                                                                      • Cyrano - prepare for presentations
                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                        FIF 1D
                                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                                                        • Speaking activity: Ma fin de semaine passee
                                                                        • Notre Dame de Paris
                                                                          • ch.5 and 6 - Read together with CD, discussed briefly. 
                                                                          • Re-read chapters 5 & 6 and do ch.5 activities 1, 2 & 3 and ch. 6 activities 1 - 5.  Complete for Wed. Oct.22.  Time to work in groups or on own in class.  Finish for homework.
                                                                        • les devoirs:
                                                                          • Notre Dame de Paris - see above (ch.5 & 6)
                                                                            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                FSF 2D
                                                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - first group session.
                                                                                  • les devoirs:
                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: mon livre/mon film/mon emission de television favori - Ecris de pourquoi c'est ton favori et de l'influence de la vie ou Diwali - une fete des lumieres indienne ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 6 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                                                  2014-10-17

                                                                                  le vendredi 17 octobre 2014

                                                                                  FIF 2D
                                                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire et écouter .
                                                                                  • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                    • presentation assignment - time to work  in groups- see handout for details.  Keep track of work done using work log sheets.  Presentations will begin next week - Acte II scenes 1-6 on Wed. Oct 22.  There is time Monday to work. We will be in the computer lab on Tues, Oct 21, so students will have ready access to Bon Patron - editing and corrections and Socrative
                                                                                    • DVD Cyrano
                                                                                  • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
                                                                                    • Cyrano - may need to prepare for presentations
                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed to be on track.
                                                                                      FIF 1D
                                                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire et écouter.
                                                                                      • Notre Dame de Paris
                                                                                        • checked and corrected chapters 3 & 4 activities 1, 2 & 3 for each chapter. Discussed these 2 chapters.
                                                                                        • DVD the musical
                                                                                      • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
                                                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed to be on track.
                                                                                            FSF 2D
                                                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler des événements au passé et comment mieux écouter.
                                                                                            • le passé:  l'imparfait (description, l'action habituelle ou répétée) vs. le passé composé (l'action limitée ou une fois).
                                                                                              • lesson - went over paper done in class yesterday in detail.
                                                                                              • formative quiz
                                                                                            • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
                                                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed to be on track.



                                                                                            2014-10-16

                                                                                            le jeudi 16 octobre 2014

                                                                                            Preliminary reports were sent home Friday October 10.  Parent/student/teacher interviews are tonight from 5 - 7 pm.  Sign-up is on-line https://westdale.parentinterview.com/ 
                                                                                            FIF 2D
                                                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                                                                            • l'imparfait - la formation - quiz 
                                                                                            • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                              • presentation assignment - time to work  in groups- see handout for details.  Keep track of work done using work log sheets.  Presentations will begin next week - Acte II scenes 1-6 on Wed. Oct 22.  There is time every day this week and Monday to work. We will be in the computer lab on Tues, Oct 21, so students will have ready access to Bon Patron - editing and corrections and Socrative
                                                                                            • les devoirs:
                                                                                              • Cyrano - prepare for presentations
                                                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                FIF 1D
                                                                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                                                                                • le passé composé - avoir + les verbes réguliers - la formation
                                                                                                  • quiz
                                                                                                • Notre Dame de Paris
                                                                                                  • écoute - ch.3 act. 4 - assessed
                                                                                                  • Re-read chapters 3 & 4 and do activities 1, 2 & 3 for each chapter.  Time to work in groups or on own in class.  Finish for homework.
                                                                                                • les devoirs:
                                                                                                  • Notre Dame de Paris - finish ch. 3 activities 1, 2 & 3 &chapter 4 activities 1, 2 & 3
                                                                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                      FSF 2D
                                                                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler des événements au passé et comment mieux lire.
                                                                                                      • le passé:  l'imparfait (description, l'action habituelle ou répétée) vs. le passé composé (l'action limitée ou une fois).
                                                                                                        • quiz - Students were allowed to have 2 reference pages (2 sheets of paper, one side of page each).  
                                                                                                        • There was an extra help session on Thurs Oct 16 at the beginning of lunch in room 316 for any students interested.  
                                                                                                      • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - first group session.
                                                                                                        • les devoirs:
                                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                                                                        2014-10-15

                                                                                                        le mercredi 15 octobre 2014

                                                                                                        Preliminary reports were sent home Friday October 10.  Parent/student/teacher interviews are on Thurs. Oct. 16 from 5 - 7 pm.  Sign-up is on-line https://westdale.parentinterview.com/
                                                                                                        FIF 2D
                                                                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                                                                                        • l'imparfait - la formation - corrected handout from yesterday.  See photo for answers.
                                                                                                          • quiz tomorrow
                                                                                                        • Cyrano de Bergerac

                                                                                                          • presentation assignment - time to work  in groups- see handout for details.  Keep track of work done using work log sheets.  Presentations will begin next week.  There will be time every day this week to work. We will be in the computer lab on Tues, Oct 21, so students will have ready access to Bon Patron - editing and corrections 
                                                                                                        • les devoirs:
                                                                                                          • review l'imparfait - la formation -  quiz Thurs. Oct. 16
                                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                            FIF 1D
                                                                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire et lire.
                                                                                                            • le passé composé - avoir + les verbes réguliers - la formation
                                                                                                              • Checked and corrected handout from yesterday.  See photo for answer key.
                                                                                                              • quiz Thurs. Oct. 16
                                                                                                            • Notre Dame de Paris
                                                                                                              • Read chapter 4 together and discussed in detail.  Also talked about some differences with the adaptation we are reading and the Disney film version.
                                                                                                            • les devoirs:
                                                                                                              • review le passé composé - avoir et les verbes réguliers 
                                                                                                                • quiz Thurs. Oct. 16
                                                                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                  FSF 2D
                                                                                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                  • le passé:  quick review of l'imparfait (description, l'action habituelle ou répétée) vs. le passé composé (l'action limitée ou une fois).
                                                                                                                    • quiz Thurs Oct 16, similar to "quiz" handout done in Fri Oct 10 lesson, but longer.  Students will be allowed to have 2 reference pages (2 sheets of paper, one side of page each).  
                                                                                                                    • There will be an extra help session on Thurs Oct 16 at the beginning of lunch in room 316 for any students interested in this.  Bring your lunch and review together.
                                                                                                                  • Les cercles littéraires - Literature circles - handout to describe, chose books and groups.  Will do a full session tomorrow.
                                                                                                                  • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                    • review l'imparfait et le passe compose - prepare 2 reference sheets for quiz Thurs. Oct. 16
                                                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grâce ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                                                                                  les devoirs pour les cours de français - Home study extras

                                                                                                                  Students in Ms.K-J's classes have time in class to do a lot of their work.  Much of what we do in class is in groups, and we do lots of speaking activities.  Homework or Home Study is a normal part of courses in secondary school.  Students are normally assigned about 20 - 30 minutes of homework (les devoirs) each night from Monday to Thursday, but they may have less if they worked efficiently in class, or more if it is a project that required more extensive thought and work.  Most of the time, there is no homework assigned on weekends, except near final exams, but students are encouraged to do some French anyway - hopefully something useful and fun.  Tests and assignments are not normally due on a Monday.  Often, a major assignment will be due on a Friday.  

                                                                                                                  If a student has finished any classroom work, they are still encouraged to spend 20 - 30 minutes on French.  Learning a language requires time and repetition, so any extra effort will make the language easier, therefore more fun, and will eventually lead to more success (and higher marks).  Some suggestions for extra study are: 

                                                                                                                  2014-10-14

                                                                                                                  le mardi 14 octobre 2014

                                                                                                                  Preliminary reports were sent home Friday October 10.  Parent/student/teacher interviews are on Thurs. Oct. 16 from 5 - 7 pm.  Sign-up is on-line https://westdale.parentinterview.com/.
                                                                                                                  FIF 2D
                                                                                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et lire.
                                                                                                                  • Parler du passé - speaking activity.  Qu'est-ce que vous avez fait pendant la longue fin de semaine?
                                                                                                                  • Watched and filled in words for Simple Plan & Marie-Mai: Jet Lag
                                                                                                                  • l'imparfait - la formation - lesson, examples, discussion, note - on board (see photos) and students should make own note
                                                                                                                    • quiz - Thurs Oct 16
                                                                                                                  • Cyrano de Bergerac

                                                                                                                    • presentation assignment - a bit of time to work  in groups- see handout for details.  Keep track of work done using work log sheets.  Presentations will begin next week.  There will be time every day this week to work.
                                                                                                                  • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                    • review l'imparfait - la formation -  quiz Thurs. Oct. 16
                                                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grace ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                    • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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 écouter et lire.
                                                                                                                    • Parler du passé - speaking activity.  Qu'est-ce que vous avez fait pendant la longue fin de semaine?
                                                                                                                    • Watched and filled in words for Simple Plan & Marie-Mai: Jet Lag
                                                                                                                    • Talked about co-operative learning. Think about what you can do to improve learning for yourself and others.
                                                                                                                    • le passe compose - avoir + les verbes reguliers - la formation
                                                                                                                      • lesson, examples, note (on board as in photo below and students should make own note), handout to practice
                                                                                                                      • quiz Thurs. Oct. 16 
                                                                                                                    • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                      • review le passe compose - avoir et les verbes reguliers -  quiz Thurs. Oct. 16
                                                                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grace ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                      • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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 des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                        • Parler du passé - speaking activity.  Qu'est-ce que vous avez fait pendant la longue fin de semaine?
                                                                                                                        • Watched and filled in words for Simple Plan & Marie-Mai: Jet Lag
                                                                                                                        • le passé:  Reviewed use of l'imparfait (description, l'action habituelle ou repetee) vs. le passé composé (l'action limitee ou une fois).
                                                                                                                          • quiz Thurs Oct 16, similar to "quiz" handout done in Fri Oct 10 lesson, but longer.  Students will be allowed to have 2 reference pages (2 sheets of paper, one side of page each).  
                                                                                                                          • There will be an extra help session on Thurs Oct 16 at the beginning of lunch in room 316 for any students interested in this.  Bring your lunch and review together.
                                                                                                                        • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                          • review l'imparfait et le passe compose - prepare 2 reference sheets for quiz Thurs. Oct. 16
                                                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: l'Action de Grace ou la longue fin de semaine ou les bulletins ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 5 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                          • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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.

                                                                                                                        le vendredi 10 octobre 2014

                                                                                                                        Preliminary reports were sent home today.  Parent/student/teacher interviews are on Thurs. Oct. 16 from 5 - 7 pm.  Sign-up is on-line https://westdale.parentinterview.com/.
                                                                                                                        FIF 2D
                                                                                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                                                        • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                                          • presentation assignment - some time to work in groups - see handouts for details.  Use work log to record actions taken today.  Presentations will begin about Oct 22.
                                                                                                                          • DVD
                                                                                                                        • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
                                                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons. Should have completed at least 4 blog entries so far. 
                                                                                                                          • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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.
                                                                                                                          • Notre Dame de Paris
                                                                                                                            • Read chapter 3 together and discussed briefly.  Re-read in groups.
                                                                                                                            • Watched some of the DVD of the musical.
                                                                                                                          • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
                                                                                                                            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons. Should have completed at least 4 blog entries so far. 
                                                                                                                            • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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 des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                              • l'imparfait vs. le passe compose:  l'action habituelle ou repetee vs. l'action limitee, une fois
                                                                                                                                • cards, lesson, examples, handout, discussion, note (on handout)
                                                                                                                              • DVD: Asterix et Obelix
                                                                                                                              • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up.
                                                                                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons. Should have completed at least 4 blog entries so far. 
                                                                                                                                • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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.

                                                                                                                              2014-10-09

                                                                                                                              le jeudi 9 octobre 2014

                                                                                                                              Preliminary reports will be sent home tomorrow.  Parent/student/teacher interviews are on Thurs. Oct. 16 from 5 - 7 pm.  Sign-up is on-line https://westdale.parentinterview.com/.  Details will be with the reports.
                                                                                                                              FIF 2D
                                                                                                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux ecouter et lire.
                                                                                                                              • Watched and discussed:Quelles sont les langues les plus parlees dans le monde?
                                                                                                                              • Cyrano de Bergerac

                                                                                                                                • handout - Acte 1 scènes 5 à 7. Corrected and discussed.
                                                                                                                                • Explained presentation assignment with 2 handouts and formed groups.  Students should begin reading their section.
                                                                                                                              • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                • Begin reading the section of Cyrano that your group will present.
                                                                                                                                • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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 ecouter et lire.
                                                                                                                                • Watched and discussed:Quelles sont les langues les plus parlees dans le monde?
                                                                                                                                • Notre Dame de Paris
                                                                                                                                  • listening evaluation (activite 7) for evaluation 
                                                                                                                                  • ch. 2 - checked and corrected activities 1 - 6.  
                                                                                                                                  • Watched some of the DVD of the musical.
                                                                                                                                • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                  • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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 des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                                    • quiz - l'imparfait:  la formation et l'action (passé composé) vs.la description (l'imparfait)
                                                                                                                                    • Watched and discussed:Quelles sont les langues les plus parlees dans le monde?
                                                                                                                                    • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                      • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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.

                                                                                                                                    2014-10-08

                                                                                                                                    le mercredi 8 octobre 2014

                                                                                                                                    Preliminary reports will be sent home tomorrow.  Parent/student/teacher interviews are on Thurs. Oct. 16 from 5 - 7 pm.  Sign-up is on-line https://westdale.parentinterview.com/.  Details will be with the reports.
                                                                                                                                    FIF 2D, FIF 1D & 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 4 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, le passé composé or other grammar topic
                                                                                                                                        • 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: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                      2014-10-07

                                                                                                                                      le mardi 7 octobre 2014

                                                                                                                                      We will be in the computer lab 319 tomorrow.
                                                                                                                                      FIF 2D
                                                                                                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons des information au sujet des échanges internationels.
                                                                                                                                      • Présentation de Mme Klaus de CEEF (Canadian Educational Exchange Foundation)
                                                                                                                                      • in groups, made plans of an ideal classroom design
                                                                                                                                      • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                                                        • handout - Acte 1 scènes 5 à 7.  Re-read and answered questions.  Re-read sections at bottom of page and discuss in groups.  To be completed for Thurs. Oct. 9. 
                                                                                                                                      • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                        • Finish Cyrano Acte 1 sc.5-7 questions for Thurs. Oct. 9.
                                                                                                                                        • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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.
                                                                                                                                        • in groups, made plans of an ideal classroom design
                                                                                                                                        • Notre Dame de Paris
                                                                                                                                          • ch. 2 and checked activity 1 completed.  Continue work on activities 2 - 6.  Finish for Thurs. Oct 9.  We will have a listening evaluation that day.
                                                                                                                                        • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                          • Notre Dame de Paris - Re-read ch. 2 and answer activity 2 - 6.
                                                                                                                                          • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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 des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                                            • in groups, made plans of an ideal classroom design
                                                                                                                                            • Speaking activity - les cartes
                                                                                                                                            • l'imparfait: la description vs. l'action - checked and corrected handout.  Quiz on formation and action (passé composé) vs. description (l'imparfait)
                                                                                                                                            • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                              • handout - l'imparfait - la description.  Finish note also.
                                                                                                                                              • Students are always encouraged to watch a favorite 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.

                                                                                                                                            2014-10-06

                                                                                                                                            le lundi 6 octobre 2014

                                                                                                                                            FIF 2D
                                                                                                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux ecouter et lire.
                                                                                                                                            • Watched and listened to Ne me quitte pas - Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas - Sting and Ne me quitte pas - Celine Dion  Filled in blanks on paper and discussed briefly.
                                                                                                                                            • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                                                              • handout - Acte 1 scènes 5 à 7.  Re-read and answered questions.  Re-read sections at bottom of page and discuss in groups.  To be completed for Wed. Oct. 8. 
                                                                                                                                              • watched DVD
                                                                                                                                            • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                              • Finish Cyrano Acte 1 sc.5-7 questions for Wed. Oct. 8.
                                                                                                                                              • 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 ecouter et lire.
                                                                                                                                              • Watched and listened to Ne me quitte pas - Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas - Sting and filled in blanks on paper. Discussed briefly.
                                                                                                                                              • Notre Dame de Paris
                                                                                                                                                • read ch 2 & listened to dramatic reading.  Some discussion. 
                                                                                                                                                • Re-read ch. 2 and answer activity 1.
                                                                                                                                              • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                                • Notre Dame de Paris - Re-read ch. 2 and answer activity 1.
                                                                                                                                                • 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 ecouter et parler des evenements au passe.
                                                                                                                                                  • Watched and listened to Ne me quitte pas - Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas - Sting and Ne me quitte pas - Celine Dion  Filled in blanks on paper and discussed briefly.
                                                                                                                                                  • Speaking activity - les choses que je faisais et ne faisais pas quand j'etais plus jeune.
                                                                                                                                                  • l'imparfait.  Reviewed formation and had lesson on use - la description vs. l'action - made own note - see photo below for a very brief summary of our discussion.
                                                                                                                                                    • practiced on handout to be completed for tomorrow. 
                                                                                                                                                  • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: Commencer, arreter, continuer ou les chansons.
                                                                                                                                                    • handout - l'imparfait - la description.  Finish note also.
                                                                                                                                                    • 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.