2014-11-28

le vendredi 28 novembre 2014

Site of the day: 25 phrases in French for beginners
FIF 2D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire des événements au passé.
  • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - test - may use reference sheet
  • time to read magazines or work on Duolingo or something else French after test.
  • l'article du journal: Topic: an incident from Cyrano de Bergerac, or, an incident from your own past. 
    • complete the mind-map (brainstorming/le remue-méninge, the plan/outline) for Dec. 3.  See photo below for example.
    • complete the draft for Dec. 8 - make sure to do a "save as" and print then use la liste de contrôle (checklist) with a partner for editing the draft.
    • full assignment due Dec. 11.  (all parts - good copy with photo/image, draft(s) showing proof of editing, la liste de contrôle, le plan.  May be typed or handwritten.
    • We are booked into the computer lab Dec. 3 and 10.
  • film: French Immersion
  • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up. 
      • l'article du journal - plan - Dec. 3, draft - Dec. 8, good copy Dec.11.  (see above)
      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs and checklist are due December 12.  See blog/journal FIF 2D or handout (with checklist) given in September for details.
    FIF 1D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire des événements à l'avenir.
    • le futur:  test - listening and writing
      • written application assessment on Tues Dec 2 similar to speaking activities done this week.
    • time to read magazines or work on Duolingo or something else French after test.
    • Au revoir les enfants - film
    • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up. 
        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness)ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment (blog and checklist) due December 12. See blog FIF 1D or handout given in September for details.
        • home study extras
        FSF 2D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire des événements au passé.
        • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - test - may use reference sheet
        • time to read magazines or work on Duolingo or something else French after test.
        • Project: Mon histoire de l'enfance -speaking with another class next Tuesday December 2, and also writing a newspaper article and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.    
          • Topic:  an incident from your own past. 
          • complete the mind-map (brainstorming/le remue-méninge, the plan/outline) for Dec. 3.  See photo for example.
          • complete the draft for Dec. 8 - make sure to do a "save as" and print 
          • full assignment due Dec. 11.  (all parts - good copy with photo/image, draft(s) showing proof of editing, la liste de contrôle (checklist to use as a guideline for writing article and use with a partner for editing the rough copy), le plan.  May be typed or handwritten.
          • We are booked into the computer lab Dec. 3 and 10.
        • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as you are caught up. 
          • l'article du journal - plan - Dec. 3, draft - Dec. 8, good copy Dec.11.  (see above)
          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Full assignment - blog and checklist - due December 12.  See Blog/journal FSF 2D or handout given in September for details.
          • home study extras

        2014-11-27

        le jeudi 27 novembre 2014

        Site of the day: Using Pinterest to learn a language
        FIF 2D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire et parler des événements au passé.
        • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - handout package - done, checked and corrected - work on own or with partner using answer keys in classroom or from photos posted on this blog entry (below).
        • l'article du journal: Gave handout - la liste de contrôle (checklist) - which students will use as a guideline for writing their article and will use with a partner for editing the rough copy.  Topic: an incident from Cyrano de Bergerac, or, an incident from your own past. 
          • complete the mind-map (brainstorming/le remue-méninge, the plan/outline) for Dec. 3.  See photo below for example.
          • complete the draft for Dec. 8 - make sure to do a "save as" and print 
          • full assignment due Dec. 11.  (all parts - good copy with photo/image, draft(s) showing proof of editing, la liste de contrôle, le plan.  May be typed or handwritten.
          • We are booked into the computer lab Dec. 3 and 10.
        • les devoirs: 
            • l'imparfait et le passé composé - reference sheet, review for test tomorrow.
            • l'article du journal - plan - Dec. 3, draft - Dec. 8, good copy Dec.11.  (see above)
            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs and checklist are due December 12.  See blog/journal FIF 2D or handout (with checklist) given in September for details.
          FIF 1D
          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements à l'avenir.
            • Speaking: les gestes de bonté spontanés - in groups/partners - talked about random acts of kindness done already and what will do in future. 
            • Introduced Au revoir les enfants. Watched Au revoir les enfants Bande annonce & Au revoir les enfants Bande annonce #2.  PowerPoint presentation with discussion.  We will be reading the book and watching the movie.
            • le futur: Work time in class today.  Continued work on 4 practice sheets which should be completed (done, checked, corrected using answer keys posted in classroom and in photos here), written application assessment on Tues Dec 2, study 
              • test tomorrow - le vendredi 28 novembre
            • les devoirs: 
              • review/study le futur simple - test tomorrow
              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness)ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment (blog and checklist) due December 12. See blog FIF 1D or handout given in September for details.
              • home study extras
               

               
              FSF 2D
              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
              • video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario - watched latest version - Merveilleux. 
              • Project: Mon histoire de l'enfance -speaking with another class next Tuesday December 2, and also writing a newspaper article and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.    
                • Gave handout - la liste de contrôle (checklist) - which students will use as a guideline for writing their article and will use with a partner for editing the rough copy. 
                • complete the mind-map (brainstorming/le remue-méninge, the plan/outline) for Dec. 3.  See photo for example.
                • complete the draft for Dec. 8 - make sure to do a "save as" and print 
                • full assignment due Dec. 11.  (all parts - good copy with photo/image, draft(s) showing proof of editing, la liste de contrôle, le plan.  May be typed or handwritten.
                • We are booked into the computer lab Dec. 3 and 10.
              • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - handout package - done, checked and corrected - work on own or with partner using answer keys in classroom or from photos posted on this blog entry (below).
                • les devoirs: 
                  • le passé:  reference sheet and study le passé composé vs. l'imparfait for test tomorrow. 
                  • l'article du journal - plan - Dec. 3, draft - Dec. 8, good copy Dec.11.  (see above)
                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Full assignment - blog and checklist - due December 12.  See Blog/journal FSF 2D or handout given in September for details.
                  • home study extras
                   

                   

                2014-11-26

                le mercredi 26 novembre 2014

                Site of the day: Using Pinterest to learn a language
                FIF 2D
                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et comment parler des événements au passé.
                • watched: Ellen is kidding in French & Hugh Laurie speaks French & Bradley Cooper radio interview in France & Bradley Cooper French lessons 
                • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - handout package - to be done, checked and corrected - work on own or with partner using answer keys in classroom or from photos posted on this blog entry (below).
                • Newspaper article: Reviewed format as done in OSSLT preparation lesson earlier this month.  Explained how to do outline using Mind-map (example in classroom and in photo below).  Topic: an incident from Cyrano de Bergerac, or, an incident from your own past.  More details tomorrow.
                  • les devoirs: 
                      • l'imparfait et le passé composé - complete handouts and reference sheet, review for  Test Fri Nov 28.
                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs and checklist are due December 12.  See blog/journal FIF 2D or handout (with checklist) given in September for details.
                    FIF 1D
                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements à l'avenir.
                      • le futur: speaking - group activity using cards (there will be a writing application assessment similar to this on Tues Dec 2), continued work on 4 practice sheets which should be completed (done, checked, corrected using answer keys posted in classroom and in photos here) by Thurs Nov 27, suggestion - make a "flap note" to help study and remember the irregular verbs.
                        • test - le vendredi 28 novembre
                      • watched: Ellen is kidding in French
                        • les devoirs: 
                          • review/study le futur simple
                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness)ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment (blog and checklist) due December 12. See blog FIF 1D or handout given in September for details.
                          • home study extras
                           

                           
                          FSF 2D
                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
                          • video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario - filming.
                          • Project: Mon histoire de l'enfance - will be doing speaking with another class next Tuesday December 2, and also writing a newspaper article and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.  Develop a mind-map of ideas and vocabulary to use and about an artifact or photo that you can use to illustrate your story.  See generic example in photo to help to create your own mind-map.  You will make a rough copy on paper (which is due tomorrow), then will make a good copy on a card which you will be able to use in your conversation on Tues Dec 2 and later to help write your newspaper article.  Today, we introduced the format of the article (based on the OSSLT preparation lesson already done earlier this month).  More information and time to work is scheduled.  Rough copy of article will be due Wed. Dec. 3 and good copy Tues. Dec. 9.
                          • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - Test le vendredi 28 novembre.  Go back over notes and practice sheets.  Create a "cheat sheet" as a study aid.  You will be able to use that as a reference sheet for the test.  Use practice handouts given Tues Nov 25 to help you prepare for the test.  Complete, check and correct from answer keys posted in classroom and in photos below.  We will be doing consolidation lessons in class tomorrow.
                            • les devoirs: 
                                • think about appropriate artifact or photo for "Une histoire de mon enfance" and create Mind-map - rough copy due tomorrow.  
                                  • Newspaper article: rough copy for Wed. Dec. 3.  Good copy due Tues Dec. 9.
                                • le passé:  review le passé composé vs. l'imparfait for test Fri Nov 28.  Complete and check practice handouts.
                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Full assignment - blog and checklist - due December 12.  See Blog/journal FSF 2D or handout given in September for details.
                                • home study extras
                                 

                                 

                              2014-11-25

                              le mardi 25 novembre 2014

                              Site of the day: Ways to practice French on-line
                              FIF 2D
                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écouter et comment parler des événements au passé.
                              • écoute - DELF B1 pgs.13 - 14 ex. 4-7 - assessment
                              • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - handout from yesterday - checked and corrected work on own or with partner using answer keys in classroom or from photos posted on yesterday's blog entry.
                              • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                • we will be writing a news article - more details soon
                                • les devoirs: 
                                    • l'imparfait et le passé composé - review for  Test Fri Nov 28.
                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs are due December 12.
                                  FIF 1D
                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements à l'avenir.
                                    • le futur: lesson, reviewed le futur proche (speaking about les gestes de bonté spontanés, le futur simple - SmartBoard, regular, irregular, examples, discussion, handout note (add other irregular verbs from lesson on SmartBoard) and 4 practice sheets which should be completed (done, checked, corrected using answer keys posted in classroom and in photos here) by Thurs Nov 27, suggestion - make a "flap note" to help remember the irregular verbs
                                      • test - le vendredi 28 novembre
                                      • les devoirs: 
                                        • review/study le futur simple
                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness)ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment due December 12. See blog FIF 1D for details.
                                        • home study extras
                                         

                                         
                                        FSF 2D
                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
                                        • video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario - filming.
                                        • Project: Mon histoire de l'enfance - will be doing speaking with another class next Thurs Nov 27, writing and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.  Develop a mind-map of ideas and vocabulary to use and about an artifact or photo that you can use to illustrate your story.  See generic example in photo to help to create your own mind-map.  You will make a rough copy on paper (which is due tomorrow), then will make a good copy on a card which you will be able to use in your conversation and later as an assessment.  You will also be able to use this mind-map when we create your written story later.
                                        • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - Test le vendredi 28 novembre.  Go back over notes and practice sheets.  Create a "cheat sheet" as a study aid.  You will be able to use that as a reference sheet for the test.  Today, received practice handouts to help you prepare for the test.  Complete, check and correct from answer keys posted in classroom and in photos below.
                                          • les devoirs: 
                                              • think about appropriate artifact or photo for "Une histoire de mon enfance" and create Mind-map - rough copy due tomorrow.
                                              • le passé:  review le passé composé vs. l'imparfait for test Fri Nov 28.  Complete and check practice handouts.
                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                              • home study extras
                                               

                                               

                                            2014-11-24

                                            le lundi 24 novembre 2014

                                            Site of the day: Ways to practice French on-line
                                            FIF 2D
                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment comprendre les accents différents et comment parler des événements au passé.
                                            • Watched a couple of short videos spoken in le Chiac de l'Acadie L'histoire de TOY and Acadieman: chiac pour les dummies
                                            • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - lesson, review, examples, discussion, speaking, SmartBoard activities, handout to complete for tomorrow.
                                            • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                              • we will be writing a news article - more details tomorrow
                                              • les devoirs: 
                                                  • l'imparfait et le passé composé - handout to complete for tomorrow.  Test Fri Nov 28.
                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs are due December 12.
                                                FIF 1D
                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements à l'avenir.
                                                • Watched Stomae: Papaoutai and filled in words on handout.
                                                • écoute - assessment DEFL A2 act.4-7
                                                • le futur: lesson, reviewed le futur proche, started le futur simple
                                                    • les devoirs: 
                                                        • puzzles (vocabulary building activities)
                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness)ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment due December 12. See blog FIF 1D for details.
                                                        • home study extras
                                                        FSF 2D
                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
                                                        • video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario - watched what done so far and filming.
                                                        • Project: Mon histoire de l'enfance - will be doing speaking with another class next Thurs Nov 27, writing and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.  Develop a mind-map of ideas and vocabulary to use and about an artifact or photo that you can use to illustrate your story.  See generic example in photo to help to create your own mind-map.  You will make a rough copy on paper, then will make a good copy on a card which you will be able to use in your conversation.  You will also be able to use this mind-map when we create your written story later.
                                                        • le passé: le passé composé vs. l'imparfait - Test le vendredi 28 novembre.  Go back over notes and practice sheets.  Create a "cheat sheet" as a study aid.  We may even decide that you will be able to use that as a reference sheet for the test.  You will be receiving some practice handouts to help you prepare for the test.
                                                        • Other choices of activities to do in class when not filming: reading French magazines, Duolingo, Digital Dialects - etc - but MUST be working in French.
                                                          • les devoirs: 
                                                              • think about appropriate artifact or photo for "Une histoire de mon enfance" and create Mind-map
                                                              • le passé:  review le passé composé vs. l'imparfait for test Fri Nov 28.
                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: les gestes de bonté spontanés (random acts of kindness) ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 9 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                            2014-11-21

                                                            le vendredi 21 novembre 2014

                                                            Site of the day: Ways to practice French on-line

                                                            FIF 2D
                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                            • link for nice explanation of le passé composé vs l'imparfait
                                                            • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                              • finished watching film
                                                              • Talked about news article we will be writing
                                                              • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless not caught up. 
                                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs are due December 12.
                                                                FIF 1D
                                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment éviter la répétition.
                                                                  • Notre-Dame de Paris 
                                                                    • finished presentations
                                                                    • returned la tâche écrite
                                                                    • Watched and discussed DVD of musical.
                                                                  • vocabulary building activities - students receive a small candy prize for each puzzle completed - can still work on this and show to teacher when done.
                                                                  • Said au revoir to Mme Schwartz, notre stagière de Brock University and wished her well on her studies.  
                                                                      • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless not caught up. 
                                                                          • puzzles
                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: Ninjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment due December 12. 
                                                                          • home study extras
                                                                          FSF 2D
                                                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire et lire.
                                                                          • video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario - filming.
                                                                          • Project: les souvenirs d'enfance - will be doing speaking with another class next Thurs Nov 27, writing and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.  Develop a mind-map of ideas and vocabulary to use and about an artifact or photo that you can use to illustrate your story.
                                                                          • Other choices of activities to do in class when not filming: reading French magazines, Duolingo, Digital Dialects - etc - but MUST be working in French.
                                                                            • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless not caught up. 
                                                                                • practice words for video (handout)
                                                                                • think about appropriate artifact or photo for "Une histoire de mon enfance".
                                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                                              2014-11-20

                                                                              le jeudi 20 novembre 2014

                                                                              An article with tips on learning French: How to learn French on your own which has great tips even for students already enrolled in a language course.
                                                                              FIF 2D
                                                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                              • link for nice explanation of le passé composé vs l'imparfait
                                                                              • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                • Corrected and discussed quiz for Acte IV sc. 6 - 10
                                                                                • catching up on any quizzes missed because of absences.
                                                                              • special activity for half of the class with students from Mme Burton's grade 9 core class  - talking with them about their project "Je me présente".
                                                                                • les devoirs: 
                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs are due December 12.
                                                                                  FIF 1D
                                                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment éviter la répétition.
                                                                                  • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns - 
                                                                                    • test  Students were allowed to use a reference sheet of 1/2 letter size paper for the test.  They were given paper and time and tips on how to prepare this reference sheet.
                                                                                  • vocabulary building activities - students receive a small candy prize for each puzzle completed
                                                                                    • les devoirs:
                                                                                      • puzzles
                                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: Ninjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment due December 12. 
                                                                                      • home study extras
                                                                                      FSF 2D
                                                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire et lire.
                                                                                      • video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario - filming.
                                                                                      • Project: les souvenirs d'enfance - will be doing speaking with another class next Thurs Nov 27, writing and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.  Today, we worked in groups to develop a mind-map of ideas and vocabulary to use and about an artifact or photo that you can use to illustrate your story.
                                                                                        • les devoirs:
                                                                                          • practice words for video (handout)
                                                                                          • think about appropriate artifact or photo for "Une histoire de mon enfance".
                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                                                        2014-11-19

                                                                                        le mercredi 19 novembre 2014

                                                                                        An article with tips on learning French: How to learn French on your own which has great tips even for students already enrolled in a language course.
                                                                                        FIF 2D
                                                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                        • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                          • Acte V  Quiz. 
                                                                                          • We will be catching up on any quizzes missed because of absences.
                                                                                        • Tomorrow, we will be doing a special activity for half of the class with students from another class.  We will be talking with them about their project "Je me présente".
                                                                                          • les devoirs: 
                                                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs are due December 12.
                                                                                            FIF 1D
                                                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment éviter la répétition.
                                                                                            • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. 
                                                                                              • écrite - Good copy with all parts due last Thursday. If not handed in yet, must be submitted by the end of the school day on Wed. Nov. 19. 
                                                                                              • Debriefed the presentations yesterday and gave tips for better presentations i.e. project your voice, talk loud and clear - it is different than a conversation with your friends, face the audience always, not the wall, etc.
                                                                                            • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns - 
                                                                                              • Practice test given in class on Friday.  Checked and corrected and discussed in class today.  The test tomorrow will follow the same format.  Today we did lots of activities to help students prepare for the test.
                                                                                              • test on object pronouns tomorrow Thurs. Nov 20. Use links in Ms.K-J le jeudi 6 novembre to help to practice and learn pronoun objects. Review your notes and the practice test and handouts given and corrected.  Students are allowed to use a reference sheet of 1/2 letter size paper for the test.  They were given paper and time and tips on how to prepare this reference sheet.
                                                                                              • les devoirs:
                                                                                                • Prepare reference sheet and review les pronoms d'objet for test tomorrow Thurs Nov 20.
                                                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: Ninjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment due December 12. 
                                                                                                • home study extras
                                                                                                FSF 2D
                                                                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire et lire.
                                                                                                • video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario - filming.
                                                                                                • Project: les souvenirs d'enfance - will be doing speaking with another class next Thurs Nov 27, writing and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.  Today, we worked in groups to develop a mind-map of ideas and vocabulary to use and about an artifact or photo that you can use to illustrate your story.
                                                                                                  • les devoirs:
                                                                                                    • practice words for video (handout)
                                                                                                    • think about appropriate artifact or photo for Mon enfance.
                                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                                                                  2014-11-18

                                                                                                  le mardi 18 novembre 2014

                                                                                                  FIF 2D
                                                                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                                  • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                    • Acte V questions and activities.  Quiz tomorrow.
                                                                                                  • Some students went to an assembly and others talked with students from another class about their project "Je me présente".
                                                                                                  • les devoirs: 
                                                                                                      • Cyrano - re-read Acte V to prepare for quiz.
                                                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs are due December 12.
                                                                                                    FIF 1D
                                                                                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux parler spontanément.
                                                                                                    • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. 
                                                                                                      • Presentations - Formidable!! Excellent job.  Entertaining and interesting.
                                                                                                      • écrite - Good copy with all parts due last Thursday. If not handed in yet, must be submitted by the end of the school day on Wed. Nov. 19.  See photo for a graphic representation of the parts and the order in which to attach them.
                                                                                                    • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns - 
                                                                                                      • Practice test given in class on Friday.  Complete for Wed. Nov. 19.
                                                                                                      • There will be a test on object pronouns on Thurs. Nov 20. Use links in Ms.K-J le jeudi 6 novembre to help to practice and learn pronoun objects. Review your notes and the practice handouts given and corrected.
                                                                                                      • les devoirs:
                                                                                                        • Notre Dame de Paris - character/place profile - Written was due Nov. 13.
                                                                                                        • review les pronoms d'objet if needed - practice test due Wed. Nov 19 and test is Thurs Nov 20.
                                                                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: Ninjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment due December 12. 
                                                                                                        • home study extras
                                                                                                        FSF 2D
                                                                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire et lire.
                                                                                                        • video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario - started filming, practicing words.
                                                                                                        • Project: les souvenirs d'enfance - will be doing speaking with another class, writing and presenting to own class about a memory from childhood.  Today, start thinking about an artifact or photo that you can use to illustrate your story.  Worked in groups to develop a mind-map of ideas and vocabulary to use.
                                                                                                        • les devoirs:
                                                                                                          • practice words for video (handout)
                                                                                                          • think about appropriate artifact or photo for Mon enfance.
                                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                                                                        2014-11-17

                                                                                                        le lundi 17 novembre 2014

                                                                                                        FIF 2D
                                                                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire et écrire.
                                                                                                          • OSSLT (literacy test) - Practice test.  The test will be on March 26, 2015.  All grade 10 students in Ontario will be taking this test and must pass as a graduation requirement.  The EQAO website has more information and resources for students and parents.  You are encouraged to read the website. 
                                                                                                          • When done practice test, work on the computer doing a choice of activities in French:
                                                                                                          • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                            • Acte V presentation and activities -  resume, activities and questions Tues Nov 18.  Quiz Tues. Nov. 18.
                                                                                                          • les devoirs: 
                                                                                                              • Cyrano - re-read Acte V to prepare for quiz.
                                                                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLT, Ninja, la nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.  Blogs are due December 12.
                                                                                                            FIF 1D
                                                                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux écrire.
                                                                                                            • Working in computer lab today.
                                                                                                            • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. 
                                                                                                              • presentation - time in class today to finish writing and printing the plan with your group.  Rubric given today - follow it to complete all aspects of assignment (and earn the best mark possible) and keep it to submit tomorrow when you present.
                                                                                                              • ecrite - Good copy with all parts due last Thursday. If not handed in yet, must be submitted by the end of the school day on Wed. Nov. 19.  See photo for a graphic representation of the parts and the order in which to attach them.
                                                                                                            • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns - 
                                                                                                              • Practice test given in class on Friday.  Complete for Wed. Nov. 19.
                                                                                                              • There will be a test on object pronouns on Thurs. Nov 20. Use links in Ms.K-J le jeudi 6 novembre to help to practice and learn pronoun objects. Review your notes and the practice handouts given and corrected.
                                                                                                              • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                • Notre Dame de Paris - character/place profile - Written was due Nov. 13, presentation Nov. 18.  
                                                                                                                • review les pronoms d'objet if needed - practice test due Wed. Nov 19 and test is Thurs Nov 20.
                                                                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: Ninjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track. Full assignment due December 12. 
                                                                                                                • home study extras
                                                                                                                FSF 2D
                                                                                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire et lire.
                                                                                                                • Planning group worked on video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario
                                                                                                                • In computer lab - choice of activities but must be working in French:
                                                                                                                • les devoirs: 
                                                                                                                    • Cyrano - re-read Acte V to prepare for quiz.
                                                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: OSSLTNinjala nourriture ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.

                                                                                                                  le passé - links for practice

                                                                                                                  le passé: some web sites to explore to help you learn l'imparfait et le passe compose
                                                                                                                  le plus-que-parfait

                                                                                                                  2014-11-14

                                                                                                                  Teachers care about more than curriculum

                                                                                                                  Teachers care about you, not just curriculum

                                                                                                                  le vendredi 14 novembre 2014

                                                                                                                  FIF 2D
                                                                                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                                                    • OSSLT (literacy test) - preparation and lesson.  The test will be on March 26, 2015.  All grade 10 students in Ontario will be taking this test and must pass as a graduation requirement.  We will be doing a practice test on Monday November 17.  The EQAO website has more information and resources for students and parents.  You are encouraged to read the website. 
                                                                                                                    • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                                      • Acte V presentation and activities -  resume, activities and questions Mon Nov 17.  Quiz Tues. Nov. 18.
                                                                                                                    • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless not caught up.
                                                                                                                        • Cyrano - re-read Acte V to prepare for quiz.
                                                                                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 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.
                                                                                                                      • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. Good copy with all parts due yesterday.  See photo for a graphic representation of the parts and the order in which to attach them.
                                                                                                                      • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns - 
                                                                                                                        • entry card - assessment and review of use of object pronouns
                                                                                                                        • checked and corrected homework from yesterday.
                                                                                                                        • Practice test given in class and time to work.  Complete for Wed. Nov. 19.
                                                                                                                        • There will be a test on object pronouns on Thurs. Nov 20. Use links in Ms.K-J le jeudi 6 novembre to help to practice and learn pronoun objects. Review your notes and the practice handouts given and corrected.
                                                                                                                        • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless not caught up.
                                                                                                                          • Notre Dame de Paris - character/place profile - Written due Nov. 13, presentation Nov. 18.  Complete this weekend if not already in.
                                                                                                                          • review les pronoms d'objet if needed - test is Thurs Nov 20.
                                                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                          • home study extras
                                                                                                                          FSF 2D
                                                                                                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                          • Planning group worked on video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario
                                                                                                                          • l'action interrompue - l'imparfait et le passé composé -  finished and presented story poster.
                                                                                                                          • Watched Les Parent saison 1 épisode 1.
                                                                                                                          • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine unless not caught up.
                                                                                                                            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                            • home study extras

                                                                                                                          2014-11-13

                                                                                                                          le jeudi 13 novembre 2014

                                                                                                                          FIF 2D
                                                                                                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                                                            • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                                              • Finished presentation and activities and quiz for Acte IV sc.6 -10 finished today. 
                                                                                                                              • Acte V presentation and activities -  Fri Nov 14, quiz Mon Nov 17.
                                                                                                                            • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                • Cyrano - read Acte V for tomorrow.
                                                                                                                                • Prepare for own presentations.
                                                                                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 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.
                                                                                                                              • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. Good copy with all parts due today.  See photo for a graphic representation of the parts and the order in which to attach them.
                                                                                                                                • time to work with group for la tâche orale. 
                                                                                                                              • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns - 
                                                                                                                                • checked and corrected homework for "y" and "en".
                                                                                                                                • Practice handout given in class and time to work.  Complete for homework. 
                                                                                                                                • There will be a test on object pronouns on Thurs. Nov 20. Use links in Ms.K-J le jeudi 6 novembre to help to practice and learn pronoun objects. Review your notes and the practice handouts given and corrected.
                                                                                                                                • Les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                  • Notre Dame de Paris - character/place profile - Written due Nov. 13, presentation Nov. 18.  Hand in tomorrow if not ready today.  It will be late, but no marks are deducted. 
                                                                                                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                  • home study extras
                                                                                                                                  FSF 2D
                                                                                                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                                  • Planning group worked on video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario
                                                                                                                                  • l'action interrompue - l'imparfait et le passé composé -  speaking and making poster.
                                                                                                                                  • Played Headbanz.
                                                                                                                                  • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                      • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                      • home study extras

                                                                                                                                    le mercredi 12 novembre 2014

                                                                                                                                    FIF 2D
                                                                                                                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                                                                      • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                                                        • Presentation and activities and quiz for Acte IV sc.1 - 5 finished today. 
                                                                                                                                        • Acte IV sc. 6 - 10 presentation  Wed. Nov. 12, activities and quiz Thurs Nov. 13.
                                                                                                                                        • Acte V presentation and activities -  Fri Nov 14, quiz Mon Nov 17.
                                                                                                                                      • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                          • Cyrano - re-read Acte IV sc.6- 10 to prepare for quiz tomorrow.
                                                                                                                                          • Prepare for own presentations.
                                                                                                                                          • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 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.
                                                                                                                                        • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns - 
                                                                                                                                          • checked and corrected homework.
                                                                                                                                          • lesson - review and added "y" and "en".  Handout to practice.  Started in class.  Complete for homework. 
                                                                                                                                          • There will be a test on object pronouns on Thurs. Nov 20. Use links in Ms.K-J le jeudi 6 novembre to help to practice and learn pronoun objects.
                                                                                                                                        • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. Time to work in class - brouillon was dû le 6 novembre, good copy with all parts due Thurs Nov 13.  Make sure you use "save as" for your brouillon so you will be able to print it to hand it in with the final copy.  We will be asking you to hand in all stages of your project so that we can assess your thinking process.
                                                                                                                                          • time to work with group for la tâche orale. 
                                                                                                                                          • Les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                            • Notre Dame de Paris - character/place profile - Written due Nov. 13, presentation Nov. 18.
                                                                                                                                            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                            • home study extras
                                                                                                                                            FSF 2D
                                                                                                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                                            • Planning group worked on video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario
                                                                                                                                            • l'action interrompue - l'imparfait et le passé composé -  speaking and making poster.
                                                                                                                                            • Played Headbanz.
                                                                                                                                            • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                                • home study extras

                                                                                                                                              2014-11-10

                                                                                                                                              le lundi 10 novembre 2014

                                                                                                                                              FIF 2D
                                                                                                                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                                                                                • Did auto-évaluation: les habilités d'apprentissage et les habitudes de travail.
                                                                                                                                                • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                                                                  • Quiz: Acte III scenes 8 - 14.  
                                                                                                                                                  • Presentation for Acte IV sc.1 - 5 on today. Activities & quiz Tues Nov 11.
                                                                                                                                                  • Acte IV sc. 6 - 10 presentation & activities - Wed. Nov. 12, quiz Thurs Nov. 12.
                                                                                                                                                  • Acte V presentation and activities - Thurs Nov. 13, quiz Fri Nov 14.
                                                                                                                                                • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                    • Cyrano - read Acte IV sc.1 - 5 to prepare for quiz Tuesday.
                                                                                                                                                    • Prepare for own presentations
                                                                                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 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.
                                                                                                                                                  • Did auto-évaluation: les habilités d'apprentissage et les habitudes de travail.
                                                                                                                                                  • in computer lab today.
                                                                                                                                                  • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. Time to work in class - brouillon was dû le 6 novembre, good copy with all parts due Thurs Nov 13.  Make sure you use "save as" for your brouillon so you will be able to print it to hand it in with the final copy.  We will be asking you to hand in all stages of your project so that we can assess your thinking process.
                                                                                                                                                    • did editing of le brouillon - steps: chose partner, read composition aloud to them to help with editing (i.e. does it sound correct?), then switched, then explained corrections and re-read, switched to do editing for both partners, then, used BonPatronWordreference, and dictionnaire.tv5 to help with editing.
                                                                                                                                                  • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns -  There will be a test on object pronouns in 2 weeks. Use links in Ms.K-J le jeudi 6 novembre to help to practice and learn pronoun objects.
                                                                                                                                                  • Les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                    • Notre Dame de Paris - character/place profile - Written due Nov. 13, presentation Nov. 18.
                                                                                                                                                    • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                                    • home study extras
                                                                                                                                                    FSF 2D
                                                                                                                                                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
                                                                                                                                                    • Did auto-évaluation: les habilités d'apprentissage et les habitudes de travail.
                                                                                                                                                    • Showed words so far for video: la meilleure classe de français en Ontario
                                                                                                                                                    • lesson: review, consolidation, addition (l'action interrompue) - l'imparfait et le passé composé - discussion, examples, note on board, group work - speaking then making poster.
                                                                                                                                                    • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                        • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                                        • home study extras

                                                                                                                                                      la musique francaise

                                                                                                                                                      This post will be updated as more sources are discovered.

                                                                                                                                                      5 chanteurs francais
                                                                                                                                                      Dans l'air du temps
                                                                                                                                                      100 greatest French songs - YouTube playlist
                                                                                                                                                      Chanson française

                                                                                                                                                      le mardi 11 novembre 2014

                                                                                                                                                      FIF 2D
                                                                                                                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                                                                                                                                                        • Cyrano de Bergerac
                                                                                                                                                          • Presentation and activities for Acte IV sc.1 - 5 finished today.  Quiz Wed Nov 12.
                                                                                                                                                          • Acte IV sc. 6 - 10 presentation & activities - Wed. Nov. 12, quiz Thurs Nov. 13.
                                                                                                                                                          • Acte V presentation and activities - Thurs Nov. 13, quiz Fri Nov 14.
                                                                                                                                                        • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                            • Cyrano - re-read Acte IV sc.1 - 5 to prepare for quiz Wednesday.
                                                                                                                                                            • Prepare for own presentations.
                                                                                                                                                            • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                                          FIF 1D
                                                                                                                                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment se souvenir.
                                                                                                                                                          • Remembrance Day assembly today. Then watched Si peu de temps
                                                                                                                                                          • Notre Dame de Paris - la tâche finale. Time to work in class - brouillon was dû le 6 novembre, good copy with all parts due Thurs Nov 13.  Make sure you use "save as" for your brouillon so you will be able to print it to hand it in with the final copy.  We will be asking you to hand in all stages of your project so that we can assess your thinking process.
                                                                                                                                                          • éviter la répétition: les pronoms d'objet direct & indirect & order of pronouns -  There will be a test on object pronouns in 2 weeks. Use links in Ms.K-J le jeudi 6 novembre to help to practice and learn pronoun objects.
                                                                                                                                                            • Les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                              • Notre Dame de Paris - character/place profile - Written due Nov. 13, presentation Nov. 18.
                                                                                                                                                              • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topic: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                                              • home study extras
                                                                                                                                                              FSF 2D
                                                                                                                                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment se souvenir.
                                                                                                                                                              • Remembrance Day assembly
                                                                                                                                                              • les devoirs:
                                                                                                                                                                  • journal/blog entry for this week - suggested topics: le Jour de Souvenir ou - votre choix.  Students should have at least 8 entries completed by the end of this week to be on track.
                                                                                                                                                                  • home study extras