2015-04-30

le jeudi 30 avril 2015

Site of the day: Easy French reading
Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
FSF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des évéments au passé.
  • Les verbes irréguliers au present:  être, avoir, faire, aller, mettre, prendre, partir, sortir. Corrected own work and spoke sentences with partner.
  • Explanation of past tense and how to form le passé composé. Looked at livre pgs.41, 49. 59, 73, 81, 91 to speak with group about what did yesterday, on weekend etc. 
  • les invitations:  Finished assessments today. Students had opportunity for a re-assessment if they wished. Used livre 32 - 33 (see photos from previous days) and cahier handouts 41 and 49 and agenda from Friday to prepare for assessment.  
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done - suggested topics this week - le cancer, or -  une réfléxion de faire un blogue (only if this is your 10th entry).  Should have completed at 10 entries by the end of this week. Entire journal is due Fri. May 15. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details. 
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire un article du journal.
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - newspaper articles. 
    • Due today: le gabarit (triangle outline). May work with a small group to generate ideas but each student must complete their own copy of the gabarit. 
    • Start writing draft. It is due Tuesday May 5. Follow guidelines on handout from Tuesday April 28. May use real newspapers as models. Should be written on every other line to allow space for revision and additions. Students are encouraged to write on the computer if possible. 
  • le passé - l'imparfait vs. le passé composé - continued, repeated, habitual actions vs. specific, limited actions. Corrected handout together and discussed.
    • le plus-que-parfait - how to say that an action was completed further in the past i.e. before another action or description also in the past.  Lesson, discussion, examples, note - see photo.  This could be useful in writing the newspaper article.
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • Notre-Dame de Paris  - newspaper article - gabarit (triangle outline) was due today, draft due Tues May 5.
    • blog/journal entry for this week -suggested topic this week -  le cancer, or une réfléxion de faire un blogue (only if this is your 10th entry).  Should have completed at 10 entries by the end of this week. Entire journal is due Fri. May 15. See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.  
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

2015-04-29

le mercredi 29 avril 2015

Site of the day: "You" in French - tu ou vous?
Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
FSF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
  • Les verbes irréguliers au present:  être, avoir, faire, aller, mettre, prendre, partir, sortir. Make own note from the chart paper on the side board or from the photos posted below and complete both sides of the handout. Anything not finished in class is for homework.
  • If finished before the end of the period, can use cellphone to complete a blog entry, to read friends’ blogs, for Duolingo or can read French magazines or review other French work.
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • finish handout on les verbes au présent. Practice these verbs.
    • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done - suggested topics this week - le cancer, or -  une réfléxion de faire un blogue (only if this is your 10th entry).  Should have completed at 10 entries by the end of this week. Entire journal is due Fri. May 15. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details. 
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire un article du journal.
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - newspaper articles. 
    • Finish le gabarit (triangle outline). May work with a small group to generate ideas but each student must complete their own copy of the gabarit. It is due tomorrow, Thurs. Apr. 30. 
    • When done gabarit, start writing draft. It is due Tuesday May 5. Follow guidelines on handout from Tuesday. May use real newspapers as models.
  • le passé - l'imparfait vs. le passé composé - continued, repeated, habitual actions vs. specific, limited actions. Handout note and practice. Read carefully and complete.
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • Notre-Dame de Paris  - newspaper article - gabarit (triangle outline) due tomorrow, draft due Tues May 5.
    • le passé - handout - for tomorrow.
    • blog/journal entry for this week -suggested topic this week -  le cancer, or une réfléxion de faire un blogue (only if this is your 10th entry).  Should have completed at 10 entries by the end of this week. Entire journal is due Fri. May 15. See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.  
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

2015-04-28

le mardi 28 avril 2015

Site of the day: "You" in French - tu ou vous?
Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
FSF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment faire des invitations.
  • les invitations: Used livre 32 - 33 (see photos) and cahier handouts 41 and 49 and agenda from Friday to prepare for assessment.  Time in class to practice, then students did assessments
  • les voyages: handout - Je réfléchis cahier pg 51 & Je m'entraine - Voyage unit 2Apg1. - preparing for a trip - did in discussion with small groups.
  • optional; review le passé composé using livre pgs.40, 49 & 59 to help with writing blog posts.
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • practice making invitations, then accepting or refusing them to prepare for assessment in class if didn't do it today. 
    • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done - suggested topics this week - le cancer, or -  une réfléxion de faire un blogue (only if this is your 10th entry).  Should have completed at 10 entries by the end of this week. Entire journal is due Fri. May 15. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details. 
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras. 
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - returned to groups to review and make notes of major events as possible newspaper articles. 
    • Distributed handout for assignment for Newspaper article and explained it.
      • due dates: gabarit - le jeudi 30 avril
        • brouillon - le mardi 5 mai
        • bonne copie - le vendredi 8 mai
    • some time to work in class - choose your event and start planning using first the brainstorming tool, then the gabarit (the triangle organizer). Students may choose to do the planning with another student who has chosen the same topic. Generate ideas together, but each must produce own brainstorm, gabarit and article. The gabarit is due Thurs. April 30 and there will be time in class tomorrow to work. Work on the brainstorming tonight.
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • work on brainstorming for the event you chose for your newspaper article. 
    • blog/journal entry for this week -suggested topic this week -  le cancer, or une réfléxion de faire un blogue (only if this is your 10th entry).  Should have completed at 10 entries by the end of this week. Entire journal is due Fri. May 15. See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.  
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras


2015-04-27

le lundi 27 avril 2015

Site of the day: Tips from the Romans for learning French
Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
FSF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment faire des invitations.
  • chanson: Alizée - A cause de l'automne
  • Checked handout from Friday - l'agenda pour une fin de semaine typique. If done, on back, write agenda for a typical weekday. We will be using that for the "invitation" assessment.
  • les invitations: Used livre 32 - 33 (see photos) and cahier handouts 41 and 49 to prepare for assessment tomorrow.  There will be time in class to practice, then students will be chosen for evaluations. 
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • practice making invitations, then accepting or refusing them to prepare for assessment in class tomorrow. 
    • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done - suggested topics this week - le cancer, or -  une réfléxion de faire un blogue (only if this is your 10th entry).  Should have completed at 10 entries by the end of this week. Entire journal is due Fri. May 15. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details. 
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras. 
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
  • chanson: Alizée - A cause de l'automne
  • checked, corrected and analyzed - l'imparfait -quiz - action (le passé composé) vs. description (l'imparfait) 
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - formed groups to review and make notes of major events as possible newspaper articles. 
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • review the chapters of Notre-Dame de Paris as divided in your groups to make brief notes about the most important events of each chapter.
    • blog/journal entry for this week -suggested topic this week -  le cancer, or une réfléxion de faire un blogue (only if this is your 10th entry).  Should have completed at 10 entries by the end of this week. Entire journal is due Fri. May 15. See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.  
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

2015-04-24

le vendredi 24 avril 2015

Site of the day: French YouTube Channels to explore
Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
FSF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment faire des invitations.
  • handout - l'agenda pour une fin de semaine typique. If done, on back, write agenda for a typical weekday.
  • DVD: le Bossu de Notre-Dame or Rush Hour 3 or Robots
  • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as all caught up. Students may wish to do some review or practice. See suggestions below.
    • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done - suggested topics this week -  une réfléxion du mi-semestre, un critique du film Coraline (brief summary and your opinion).  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
  • l'imparfait -quiz - action (le passé composé) vs. description (l'imparfait) 
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - review and make notes of major events as possible newspaper articles. Make a couple of multiple choice questions for a Kahoot game.
  • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as all caught up. Students may wish to do some review or practice. See suggestions below.
    • review Notre-Dame de Paris 
    • blog/journal entry for this week -suggested topic this week - une réfléxion du mi-semestre.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

2015-04-23

le jeudi 23 avril 2015

Site of the day: How to sound more French
Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
FSF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
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  • Talked about student responsibilities for learning and how my blog can help, especially if absent or to consolidate and extend your learning. Watched Ma France - Arrangements video A explored the activities and played the Pétanque game.
  • Played Kahoot - les nombres
  • blog/journal - suggested topics this week -  une réfléxion du mi-semestre, un critique du film Coraline (brief summary and your opinion)
  • Checked and corrected le Diefenbunker - article and dictionary skills
  • reading and discussion in small groups: Pourquoi parler français? livre pgs.30-31 Why speak French?
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • re-read article le Diefenbunker
    • Re-read Pourquoi parler français? - see links above for downloadable posters in French and English
    • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler et écrire des événements au passé.
  • Played Kahoot - les nombres
  • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - une réfléxion du mi-semestre
  • l'imparfait - handout - la formation, action (le passé composé) vs. description (l'imparfait) - reviewed lesson from Monday, checked and corrected handout. See photos below for answer keys. Quiz tomorrow similar to handout of action vs. description. 
  • Notre-Dame de Paris - chapitre 9, le dernier chapitre - read together with CD. Corrected and discussed questions together. 
    • Introduced 2 assessments - oral - will be comparing the book we read with the Disney film. We will start watching the film tomorrow in class and will be taking notes on a Venn diagram. 
    • Written - will be writing a newspaper article. Started identifying major events of the book as possible articles. 
    • Groups started generating multiple choice questions to create a Kahoot game. 2 - 3 questions per group. Due next week.
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • le passé composé/l'imparfait - Quiz tomorrow.
    • review book Notre-Dame de Paris
    • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

2015-04-22

Le mercredi 22 avril 2015

Site of the day: French YouTube Channels to explore
FSF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous employons l'ordinateur de nous aider à apprendre le français.
Worked in computer lab today. Lots of activities - students are free to choose any of the following suggestions. Must be working in French.
  • Wrote a blog entry - follow details on handout that was given in February or on this link FSF 1D journal/blog .  This week's suggested topics:  une réfléxion du mi-semestre, un critique du film Coraline (brief summary and your opinion)
    • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
  • les invitations: Watch BBC France, Ma France - arrangements - video and do some of the follow-up activities (click on the button underneath the video). 
  • Duolingo or Like Duolingo: Babbel (May end up having to sign up. Might be an alternative to Duolingo)   http://www.babbel.com/
  • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
    • finish article le Diefenbunker if not finished yesterday
    • Make a Kahoot.
    • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler et écrire des événements au passé.
Worked in computer lab today.  Lots of activities - students are free to choose any of the following suggestions. Must be working in French.
  • Wrote a blog entry - follow details on handout that was given in February or on this link FIF journal/blog  .  This week's suggested topic: une réfléxion du mi-semestre 
    • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
    • les verbes au passé
      • Students are encouraged to review some verbs every day and to access quizzes and games on the internet to help with learning these verbs.  Here are some links to activities you might find useful: les verbes au passé composé linksles verbes au passé - le passé composé, l'imparfait et le plus-que-parfait
      • quiz Fri Apr 24 - l'action vs. la description - similar to handout given Tues. April 21
    • Duolingo or Like Duolingo: Babbel (May end up having to sign up. Might be an alternative to Duolingo)   http://www.babbel.com/
    • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
      • le passé - finish handout from Tues if not already done, review, prepare for quiz Fri Apr 24
      • Notre-Dame de Paris - finish ch 9 if not already done.
      • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
      • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

    2015-04-21

    le mardi 21 avril 2015

    Site of the day: 9 great French expressions
    Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
    All 3 classes - in computer lab 210 tomorrow.
    FSF 1D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment faire des invitations.
    • blog/journal - suggested topics this week -  une réfléxion du mi-semestre, un critique du film Coraline (brief summary and your opinion)
    • le Diefenbunker - article and dictionary skills - Worked together in groups. Finish for homework if not done in class time.
    • DVD: le Bossu de Notre-Dame
    • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
      • finish article le Diefenbunker
      • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
      • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
    FIF 1D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
    • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - une réfléxion du mi-semestre
    • l'imparfait - handout - la formation, action (le passé composé) vs. description (l'imparfait) See photo for summary of lesson yesterday. 
    • Notre-Dame de Paris - chapitre 9, le dernier chapitre - read together with CD. Did questions together in groups.
    • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
      • re-read Notre-Dame de Paris ch.9, finish questions if not done in class
      • le passé composé/l'imparfait - handout
      • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
      • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

    2015-04-20

    le lundi 20 avril 2015

    Site of the day: 9 great French expressions
    Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
    FSF 1D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment faire des invitations.
    • blog/journal - suggested topics this week -  une réfléxion du mi-semestre, un critique du film Coraline (brief summary and your opinion)
    • la chanson: Malajube - Montréal -40 C
    • Video clip - Tu parles unité 1C & cahier pg 48
    • les invitations - T-chart - les responsabilités (je dois) et les capabilités (je peux), then used livre pg.33 and cahier pg. 49 to give, accept and refuse invitations
    • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
      • Make a Kahoot.
      • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
      • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
    FIF 1D
    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
    • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - une réfléxion du mi-semestre
    • la chanson: Malajube - Montréal -40 C
    • le passé: l'imparfait - reviewed formation, then talked about uses. Lesson on l'action (le passé composé) and description (l'imparfait) - examples, lesson, note. See photo for summary. Students should make own note. We will be adding uses as we learn more about le passé.
    • Notre-Dame de Paris - chapitre 9, le dernier chapitre - read together. Re-read tonight. Will do questions together in groups tomorrow.
    • time to make a Bingo card to have ready to play # 1 - 50.
      • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
        • re-read Notre-Dame de Paris ch.9
        • le passé composé/l'imparfait - review if needed
        • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 9 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
        • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

      2015-04-17

      le vendredi 17 avril 2015

      Site of the day: How to learn French grammar quickly
      Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
      FSF 1D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
      • blog/journal - suggested topic this week -  mes préférences, la musique
      • corrected and discussed work from yesterday: La soirée multiculturelle - handout unit 1B pgs. 9 - 11 - reading and writing. Discussed strategies for reading.
      • corrected: les mots interrogatifs - handout unit 1B pg 3 and did as speaking activity.
      • DVD: Coraline/Le Bossu de Notre-Dame
      • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as all caught up. Students may wish to do some review or practice. See suggestions below.
        • Make a Kahoot. - suggestions - vocabulary, numbers, verbs
        • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
        • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
      FIF 1D
      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler des événements au passé.
      • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - un critique du film La Panthère Rose - un resumé bref, ton opinion
      • Notre-Dame de Paris - chapitre 8 - corrected
      • l'imparfait - introduction and formation - speaking activity, lesson, note, examples. See photo for summary. Students should make own note.
         
      • DVD: Notre-Dame de Paris musical
        • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine as long as all caught up. Students may wish to do some review or practice. See suggestions below.
          • le passé composé - review if needed
          • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
          • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

        2015-04-16

        le jeudi 16 avril 2015

        Site of the day: Tu or vous?
        Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
        FSF 1D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
        • blog/journal - suggested topic this week -  mes préférences, la musique
        • La soirée multiculturelle - handout unit 1B pgs. 9 - 11 - reading and writing
        • les mots interrogatifs - handout unit 1B pg 3
        • DVD: Coraline
        • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
          • cahier handout pgs.9 - 11 and 3 if not finished in class 
          • Make a Kahoot.
          • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
          • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
        FIF 1D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
        • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - un critique du film La Panthère Rose - un resumé bref, ton opinion
        • Notre-Dame de Paris - chapitre 8 - read and do questions 
        • DVD: Notre-Dame de Paris musical
          • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
            • le passé composé - review if needed
            • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
            • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

          2015-04-15

          le mercredi 15 avril 2015

          Opportunity for special ambassador program for students currently in grade 11 French: Forum national des jeunes ambassadeurs  Know anyone who might be interested? Pass on the information to them.
          Site of the day: How to say "Paris" the correct way
          FSF 1D
          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment demander la permission.
          • auto-évaluation - les habilités d'apprentissage et les habitudes de travail
          • blog/journal - suggested topic this week -  mes préférences, la musique
          • speaking - questions and answers about preferences - cahier handout pg. 41
          • écoute - cahier handout pg. 42
          • vouloir, pouvoir, devoir - reviewed then corrected cahier pgs.43-44.
          • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
            • cahier handout pgs.43-44 and note: vouloir, pouvoir, devoir - see photo to help you make your own note
            • Make a Kahoot.
            • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
            • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
          FIF 1D
          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire des événements au passé.
          • auto-évaluation - les habilités d'apprentissage et les habitudes de travail
          • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - un critique du film La Panthère Rose - un resumé bref, ton opinion
          • le passé composé - test 
          • DVD: Notre-Dame de Paris musical
            • les devoirs: Students should be doing 20 minutes or so of home study each evening Mon - Thurs.
              • le passé composé - review if needed
              • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
              • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras



            2015-04-14

            le mardi 14 avril 2015

            Site of the day: Learning French with games
            FSF 1D
            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous employons l'ordinateur de nous aider à apprendre le français.
            Worked in computer lab today.  
            • Wrote a blog entry - follow details on handout that was given in February or on this link FSF 1D journal/blog .  This week's suggested topics: mes préférences, la musique
              • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
            • Other activities in French - try some from this Exercises, video en français
            • Make a game: Get Kahoot
            • Tu ou vous?
            • Duolingo or Like Duolingo: Babbel (May end up having to sign up. Might be an alternative to Duolingo)   http://www.babbel.com/
            • les devoirs: 
              • cahier handout pgs.43-44 and note: vouloir, pouvoir, devoir - see photo to help you make your own note (from Monday)
              • Make a Kahoot.
              • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
              • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
            FIF 1D
            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler et écrire des événements au passé.
            Worked in computer lab today.  
            • Wrote a blog entry - follow details on handout that was given in February or on this link FIF journal/blog  .  This week's suggested topic: un critique du film La Panthère Rose
              • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
              • les verbes au passé
                • Great complete explanation of le passé composé 
                • Students are encouraged to review some verbs every day and to access quizzes and games on the internet to help with learning these verbs.  Here are some links to activities you might find useful: les verbes au passé composé links
                • test tomorrow - similar to pre-test given Fri. April 10
                • Tu ou vous?
                • Duolingo or Like Duolingo: Babbel (May end up having to sign up. Might be an alternative to Duolingo)   http://www.babbel.com/
                • les devoirs: 
                  • le passé composé - test le mercredi 15 avril
                  • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
                  • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

                2015-04-13

                le lundi 13 avril 2015

                Site of the day: How to say "Paris" the correct way
                FSF 1D
                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment demander la permission.
                • speaking - talked about la fin de semaine
                • blog/journal - suggested topic this week -  mes préférences, la musique
                • chanson: Yelle - Que veux-tu?
                • speaking - questions and answers about preferences - looked at 3 ways of asking questions in French (see cahier handout pg. 40 and photo here)
                • cahier handout pg. 41 top - activities
                • note: vouloir, pouvoir, devoir - see photo to help you make your own note, then do cahier pgs.43-44. Say the sentences, don't just write them.
                • les devoirs: 
                  • cahier handout pgs.43-44 and note: vouloir, pouvoir, devoir - see photo to help you make your own note
                  • Make a Kahoot.
                  • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
                  • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
                FIF 1D
                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler et écrire des événements au passé.
                • speaking - talked about la fin de semaine
                • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - un critique du film La Panthère Rose - un resumé bref, ton opinion
                • chanson: Yelle - Que veux-tu?
                • le passé composé - application assessment done in class - 8 different verbs in sentences. Needed variety of verbs, subjects, negative, added details to achieve level 4.  
                  • test on Wed. April 15.
                • DVD: Notre-Dame de Paris musical
                  • les devoirs: 
                    • le passé composé - test le mercredi 15 avril
                    • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 8 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
                    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

                  2015-04-10

                  le vendredi 10 avril 2015

                  Site of the day: Best- French movies on Netflix
                  FSF 1D
                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment demander la permission.
                  • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - les activités à Westdale, le printemps, la longue fin de semaine
                  • re-read - text pgs. 26 - 27
                  • écoute: cahier pg.38 ex. . Also talked about strategies for improving listening.
                  • écoute: cahier pg.39 ex.D - assessment
                  • écoute: cahier pg.40 ex.E + discussion in groups
                  • DVD: Coraline
                  • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine, if all caught up. Students may wish to do some review or practice. See suggestions below.
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                    • Practice numbers - count by 2s, 3s, backwards, find games on internet etc.
                    • Make a Kahoot.
                    • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 7 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
                    • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
                  FIF 1D
                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment parler et écrire des événements au passé.
                  • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - le printemps, la longue fin de semaine
                  • le passé composé - checked that practice sheets were done and corrected
                    • pre-test - done, checked, corrected, analysed & wrote points on how to prepare self for test on Wed. April 15.
                  • DVD - la Panthère Rose - finished. Notre-Dame de Paris: ch. 7 - read together and listened. 
                    • Pas de devoirs pour la fin de semaine, if all caught up. Students may wish to do some review or practice. See suggestions below.
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                      • le passé composé - test le mercredi 15 avril
                      • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 7 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
                      • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

                    2015-04-09

                    le jeudi 9 avril 2015

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                    le Diefenbunker
                    Site of the day: Diefenbunker 

                    FSF 1D  

                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons de nos intérèts.

                    • Period 1 - Watched  La meilleure classe de français Westdale 2013
                    • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - les activités à Westdale, le printemps, la longue fin de semaine
                    • rechauffement: Kahoot - les sports
                    • reading: text pg 25 - discussion of reading strategies, read & listened, discussion again.
                    • speaking: cahier pg.37 ex. B - Sondage
                    • reading - text pgs. 26 - 27
                    • les devoirs:
                      • Practice numbers - count by 2s, 3s, backwards, find games on internet etc.
                      • Make a Kahoot. Show it to Ms.K-J for editing
                      • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 7 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
                      • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
                         
                        FIF 1D
                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.
                        • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - le printemps, la longue fin de semaine
                        • rechauffement: Kahoot - les sports
                        • Notre-Dame de Paris: ch. 7 - read together and listened. Answered questions as assessment. Then, listening assessment.
                        • le passé composé:
                        • les devoirs:
                          • le passé composé - les fiches, watch videos, practice - pre-test tomorrow, test Wed. Apr.15.
                          • blog/journal entry for this week.  Should have completed at least 7 entries by the end of this week.  See FIF journal/blog or handout given in February for more details.
                          • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras

                        2015-04-08

                        le mercredi 8 avril 2015

                        Site of the day: French is easy

                        FSF 1D  

                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons de nos intérèts.

                        • Watched La meilleure classe de français Westdale 2014 & La meilleure classe de français Westdale 2013
                        • blog/journal - suggested topic this week - les activités à Westdale, le printemps, la longue fin de semaine
                        • reading: text pgs 18 - 19 - discussion in groups, read & listened, discussion again.
                        • listening activity: cahier pg.35-36 ex.A. Also talked about strategies for better listening.
                        • listening activity: cahier pg.30 ex.J - les questions vs. les déclarations
                        • les devoirs:
                          • Practice numbers - count by 2s, 3s, backwards, find games on internet etc.
                          • blog/journal entry for this week - if not already done.  Should have completed at least 7 entries by the end of this week. See FSF 1D journal/blog or handout given in February for details.
                          • Duolingo or suggestions in this post: Home Study extras.
                            FIF 1D
                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment mieux lire.