2015-11-30

le lundi 30 novembre 2015

Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
Site of the day: 50 Actions You Can Take In The Next 5 Minutes to Boost Your Language Learning
ENG 2D 
learning goal: We are discussing perceptions, point of view, appearances and injustice.
  • Read poems "Two Prisoners" and "Gratitude" and discussed. 
  • Read short story "Lamb to the Slaughter" and started discussion. Make notes about perceptions, appearances and impressions and also why the wife was not considered a suspect for tomorrow.
  • pep rally
  • Homework:
    • Lamb to the Slaughter notes
    • presentation of R&J speech presentation for Fri. Nov. 27 if not already completed.
    • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
FIF 1D
le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous comparons 2 versions d'une histoire. 
  • la chanson: L'Hymne à l'amour - Edith PiafL'Hymne à l'amour - Céline Dion
  • Notre-Dame de Paris 
    • Comparison - book adaptation that we read and Disney film -  watching DVD while taking notes in form of Venn Diagram.
      • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
        • blog - this week's suggested topics: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? When 10th entry is completed, choose Mes meilleures 3 entrées, identify them by making a new post, then can edit them to improve the level of communication. See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details. When all done, complete the checklist to submit along with the rubric.
        FSF 1D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au présent.
        • la chanson: L'Hymne à l'amour - Edith Piaf & L'Hymne à l'amour - Céline Dion & Offenbach L'hymne à l'amour
        • le présent des verbes  
          • Two practice handouts - Finish for Wednesday. See answer keys below.
          • Test Thurs. Dec. 3.
        • Tu parles!1 Student Book pages 26 - 27 - read and listened. Short discussion.
        • listening activities cahier handout page 38, Ex. C (practice) and page 39, Ex. D (evaluated)
        • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
          • les verbes au present: Handouts for Wednesday. Prepare for test Thurs. Dec. 3.
          • blog - this week's suggested topic: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? When 10th entry is completed, choose Mes meilleures 3 entrées, identify them by making a new post, then can edit them to improve the level of communication. See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details. When all done, complete the checklist to submit along with the rubric.
         

        2015-11-27

        le vendredi 27 novembre 2015

        Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
        Site of the day: It's really great! How do you say that in French without using word literally meaning great?  
        ENG 2D 
        learning goal: We are learning to understand Shakespeare.
        • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
          • Presentations of speech of at least 14 lines  - live or video. Evaluated.  Must introduce with your name and identify the Act, scene and lines i.e. Act II, scene 3, lines 15 - 32. If submitting video, ensure that it works and is loud enough. Submit through your school Google Drive account and share with bkukhtaj@hwdsb.on.ca before midnight. 
          • group discussion re: KWL chart done at beginning of study of play
        • Introduction to To Kill a Mockingbird. Class discussion re: unfair, unjust situations in the world and point of view. Read poem "The Executioner".
        • No homework if all caught up for the work this week. Some suggestions if you wish to do some work:
          • Try to watch an old film - from prior to 1980 - or do some research on old films.
          • Reflection: overdue
          • presentation of speech video if not done live in class (see above)
          • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
         FIF 1D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire un article du journal.
        • le passé - le passé composé et l'imparfait 
          • test
        • Watched DVD La panthère rose. 
        • 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.
          • Notre-Dame de Paris - l'article du journal - overdue. See previous posts for details if needed.
          • blog - this week's suggested topics: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details.
        FSF 1D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des activités à Westdale.
        • les verbes au présent: Handout. Checked that it is done and corrected together.
        • 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.
          • les verbes au present: Review for test Thurs. Dec. 3
          • Home Study extras
          • blog - this week's suggested topic: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details. 

        2015-11-26

        le jeudi 26 novembre 2015

        Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
        Site of the day: Stuck in the snow - How do you say that in French?
        ENG 2D 
        learning goal: We are learning how to understand Shakespeare.
        • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
          • Act IV & V multiple choice questions assessments.
          • Last task for Romeo and Juliet - choose one speech of at least 14 lines to practice out loud to present Fri. Nov. 27. Does not need to be memorized but must be fluent. May be presented live or on video. Must introduce with your name and identify the Act, scene and lines i.e. Act II, scene 3, lines 15 - 32.
        • Homework:
          • Reflection: assignment overdue 
          • Choose and practice own R&J speech presentation for Fri. Nov. 27. See above.
          • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
        FIF 1D
        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au passé. Nous comparons 2 versions d'une histoire. 
        • Notre-Dame de Paris 
          • Newspaper article: Comparison - book adaptation that we read and Disney film - short discussion, then started watching DVD while taking notes in form of Venn Diagram.
        • le passé - le passé composé et l'imparfait 
          • test tomorrow Fri. Nov. 27.
          • Handout practice activity today and discussion.
            • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                • Notre-Dame de Paris - l'article du journal - overdue. See previous posts for details if needed.
                • le passé composé et l'imparfait -test Fri. Nov. 27
                • blog - this week's suggested topics: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details.
                FSF 1D
                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au présent.
                • le présent des verbes  
                  • Handouts - took up work from Tues. See answer key below.
                  • Practice handout - Finish tomorrow. Test Thurs. Dec. 3.
                • Tu parles!1 Student Book pages 24 - 25 and listening activity cahier handout page 35, Ex. A.
                • cahier handout pg. 37, Ex. B - speaking activity - Sondage
                  • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                    • les verbes au present: Handout for tomorrow. Prepare for test Thurs. Dec. 3.
                    • blog - this week's suggested topic: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details. 

                  2015-11-25

                  le mercredi 25 novembre 2015

                  Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                  Site of the day: Unique French words
                  ENG 2D 
                  learning goal: We are learning how to understand Shakespeare.
                  • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                    • Reflection from oral presentations of Act. Good copy due yesterday - Tues. Nov. 24. Submit rubric and rough work also.
                    • Act IV - V - Read and listened to CD and did multiple choice questions assessments.
                    • Last task for Romeo and Juliet - choose one speech of at least 14 lines to practice out loud to present Fri. Nov. 27. Does not need to be memorized but must be fluent. May be presented live or on video.
                  • Homework:
                    • Reflection: assignment due yesterday.
                    • Choose and practice own R&J speech presentation for Fri. Nov. 27. See above.
                    • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
                  FIF 1D
                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons des connexions entre les langues.
                  • Special introductory conversational Spanish lesson today.
                  • Worked in computer lab 319 today.  There are several choices of activities. 
                  • Wrote a tenth blog entry - See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details. This week's suggested topic: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée?.
                    • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
                    • You may also choose to work on updating your profile with an avatar.
                  • When finished this week's blog entry and reading and commenting on your personal network of your friends' blogs, can do:
                  • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                      • Notre-Dame de Paris - l'article du journal was due Tues. Nov. 24.
                      • le passé composé et l'imparfait - prepare for test Fri. Nov. 27
                      • blog - this week's suggested topics: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details.
                    FSF 1D
                    le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire des expériences.
                    • Did grade 9 survey: If you are using a desktop / laptop computer to take the survey, please use the link below:http://tinyurl.com/Grade-9-French-Survey
                    • Worked in computer lab 319 today.  There are several choices of activities. 
                    • Wrote a tenth blog entry - follow details on handout.  This week's suggested topics: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée?.
                      • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
                      • You may also choose to work on updating your profile with an avatar.
                    • When finished this week's blog entry and reading and commenting on your personal network of your friends' blogs, can do:
                        • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                          • les verbes au present: prepare for test Wed. Dec. 3. Complete handout given yesterday for tomorrow.
                          • blog - this week's suggested topic: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details. 

                        2015-11-24

                        le mardi 24 novembre 2015

                        Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                        Site of the day: Advanced French culture
                        ENG 2D 
                        learning goal: We are learning how to understand Shakespeare.
                        • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                          • Reflection from oral presentations of Act. Good copy due today - Tues. Nov. 24. Submit rubric and rough work also.
                          • Act III - vocabulary and multiple choice questions assessments.
                          • Act IV & V vocabulary
                          • Last task for Romeo and Juliet - choose one speech of at least 14 lines to practice out loud to present Fri. Nov. 27. Does not need to be memorized but must be fluent. May be presented live or on video.
                        • Homework:
                          • Reflection: assignment due today.
                          • Choose and practice own R&J speech presentation for Fri. Nov. 27. See above.
                          • May wish to re-read Act IV & V before assessment tomorrow.
                          • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
                        FIF 1D
                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au passé.
                        • Notre-Dame de Paris 
                          • Newspaper article: Follow instructions on handout carefully to complete this correctly. Due date for good copy of article is today,Tues. Nov. 24. Submitting all steps - l'article, le brouillon, 2 listes de controle (the small one signed by your peer editor), 2 gabarits - may submit good copy and draft through Google Drive or as a hard copy. Highlight or underline all examples of le passé composé et l'imparfait.
                          • Comparison - book adaptation that we read and Disney film - short discussion, then started watching DVD while taking notes in form of Venn Diagram.
                        • le passé - le passé composé et l'imparfait 
                          • Handout package. Due last Friday - filled in, checked and corrected. Check and correct own answers at this link.  Use what you learn as you write your newspaper article. There will be a test next Fri. Nov. 27.
                          • Handout practice activity today and discussion.
                            • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                • Notre-Dame de Paris - l'article du journal - le brouillon - finish editing and work on good copy. Good copy due Tues. Nov. 24.
                                • le passé composé et l'imparfait -test Fri. Nov. 27
                                • blog - this week's suggested topics: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details.
                                FSF 1D
                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au présent.
                                • la chanson: C.O.B.R.A. par Marie Mai
                                • le présent des verbes -  
                                  • Handouts due last Friday - filled in, checked and corrected. Use what you learn as you write. There is a test scheduled for Wed. Dec. 3.
                                  • Practice handout - did first 10 questions as a mini quiz today in class. Finish the rest for Thurs. Nov. 26.
                                • Tu parles!1 Student Book pages 24 - 25 and started listening activity cahier handout page 35, Ex. A.
                                • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                  • les verbes au present: Handouts - were due last Friday -  must still be completed to prepare for test Wed. Dec. 3.
                                  • blog - this week's suggested topic: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details. 

                                2015-11-23

                                le lundi 23 novembre 2015

                                Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                                Site of the day: Cute French sayings
                                ENG 2D 
                                learning goal: We are learning how to understand Shakespeare.
                                • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                                  • Read Act III and listened to CD. Will do vocabulary and multiple choice questions assessments tomorrow.
                                  • Reflection from oral presentations of Act. Good copy will be due tomorrow - Tues. Nov. 24. Format is creative - can be written paragraphs, a mind-map, a video presentation, a Prezi, etc. Submit rubric and rough work also.
                                  • Introduced last task for Romeo and Juliet - choose one speech of at least 14 lines to practice out loud to present Fri. Nov. 27. Does not need to be memorized but must be fluent. May be presented live or on video.
                                • Homework:
                                  • Reflection: complete assignment for tomorrow, Tuesday Nov 24.
                                  • May wish to re-read Act III before assessment tomorrow.
                                  • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
                                FIF 1D
                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au passé.
                                • la chanson: C.O.B.R.A. par Marie Mai
                                • le passé - le passé composé et l'imparfait 
                                • Lockdown practice
                                • Notre-Dame de Paris 
                                  • Newspaper article: Follow instructions on handout carefully to complete this correctly. Due date for good copy of article is Tues. Nov. 24. You will be submitting all steps - l'article, le brouillon, 2 listes de controle (the small one signed by your peer editor), 2 gabarits - may submit good copy and draft through Google Drive or as a hard copy. Highlight or underline all examples of le passé composé et l'imparfait.
                                  • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                      • Notre-Dame de Paris - l'article du journal - le brouillon - finish editing and work on good copy. Good copy due Tues. Nov. 24.
                                      • le passé composé et l'imparfait - handout package - was due Fri. Nov. 20 - completed, checked and corrected.  Check and correct own answers at this link.
                                      • blog - this week's suggested topics: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details.
                                      FSF 1D
                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au présent.
                                      • Football game, so those who didn't go watched Les Triplettes de Belleville.
                                      • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                        • les verbes au present: Handouts - were due last Friday -  must still be completed to prepare for test Fri. Nov. 27.
                                        • blog - this week's suggested topic: la réflexion - la 10e entrée - Qu'est-ce que j'ai appris pendant les 10 semaines? Est-ce que j'ai accompli mes objectifs de la première entrée? See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details. 

                                      2015-11-20

                                      le vendredi 20 novembre 2015

                                      Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                                      Site of the day: True or false? été and étais are pronounced the same
                                      ENG 2D 
                                      learning goal: We are learning to understand Shakespeare.
                                      • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                                        • Read Act II and listened to CD. Answered vocabulary and multiple choice questions. Submitted for assessment.
                                        • Reflection from oral presentations of Act. Gave rubric and guiding questions handout to help with planning/writing. Address strategies (i.e. used, what worked, what didn't, what could have done better - individual and group) for the oral presentation (both presenting and listening), reading (preparing the script) and media (2 films, the play itself, internet/research). Good copy will be due Tues. Nov. 24. Format is creative - can be written paragraphs, a mind-map, a video presentation, a Prezi, etc. 
                                      • No homework if all caught up for the work this week. Some suggestions if you wish to do some work:
                                        • Reflection: complete assignment for Tuesday Nov 24.
                                        • May wish to read Act III before listening, reading and assessment on Monday.
                                        • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
                                       FIF 1D
                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire un article du journal.

                                      • le passé - le passé composé et l'imparfait 
                                        • Created, corrected and discussed sentences of interrupted actions individually, in small groups and with entire class.
                                        • Handout package. Due today - filled in, checked and corrected. If not completed for today, finish on the weekend.  Check and correct own answers at this link.  Use what you learn as you write your newspaper article. There will be a test next Fri. Nov. 27.
                                        • Kahoot! le passé composé et l'imparfait
                                      • Notre-Dame de Paris 
                                        • Newspaper article: Follow instructions on handout carefully to complete this correctly. Due date for good copy of article is Tues. Nov. 24. You will be submitting all steps - l'article, le brouillon, 2 listes de controle (the small one signed by your peer editor), 2 gabarits - may submit good copy and draft through Google Drive or as a hard copy. Highlight or underline all examples of le passé composé et l'imparfait.
                                      • Watched DVD La panthère rose. 
                                      • 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.
                                        • L'article du journal: la bonne copie - du le mardi 24 novembre. See above for details.
                                        • Home Study extras
                                        • blog - this week's suggested topics: La pince à linge Ninja ou les attentats de Paris (see article link  Les Attentats à Paris for ideas). See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details.
                                      FSF 1D
                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des activités à Westdale.
                                      • les verbes au présent: Handouts. Checked that it is done (filled in, checked and corrected). Check and correct own answers at this link.  If not done, complete for homework on the weekend. Use what you learn as you write.
                                        • played Le concours des verbes
                                        • in groups, made sentences using verbs chosen on popsicle sticks, put on board, corrected and discussed together.
                                      • Watched DVD La panthère rose. 
                                      • 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.
                                        • les verbes au present: Handouts - complete over the weekend if not done for today. See above for details.
                                        • Home Study extras
                                        • blog - this week's suggested topic: La pince à linge Ninja ou ou les attentats de Paris (see article link  Les Attentats à Paris for ideas). See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details.

                                      2015-11-19

                                      le jeudi 19 novembre 2015

                                      Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                                      Site of the day: Is the Internet creating new languages?
                                      ENG 2D 
                                      learning goal: We are learning how to understand Shakespeare.

                                      • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                                        • Reflection from oral presentations of Act. Co-created success criteria - see photo for summary of discussion. Address strategies (i.e. used, what worked, what didn't, what could have done better - individual and group) for the oral presentation (both presenting and listening), reading (preparing the script) and media (2 films, the play itself, internet/research). Good copy will be due Tues. Nov. 24. Format is creative - can be written paragraphs, a mind-map, a video presentation, a Prezi, etc. 
                                        • Read Act I, scenes 2 - end and listened to CD. Answered vocabulary and multiple choice questions. Submitted for assessment.
                                      • Homework:
                                        • Reflection: complete assignment for Tuesday Nov 24.
                                        • May wish to read Act II before listening, reading and assessment tomorrow.
                                        • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
                                      FIF 1D
                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au passé.
                                      • Worked in computer lab 319 today.  There are several choices of activities. 
                                      • Worked on editing le brouillon (draft) of newspaper article for Notre-Dame de Paris using your own checklist, using Spellcheck and BonPatron and having a partner check with their own list which they will sign and you will include with your work submitted with the good copy. Started working on good copy. Follow instructions on handout carefully to complete this correctly. Due date for good copy of article is Tues. Nov. 24.
                                      • Ninth blog entry - See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details. This week's suggested topic: La pince à linge Ninja ou les attentats de Paris (see article link  Les Attentats à Paris for ideas).
                                        • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
                                      • When finished this week's blog entry and reading and commenting on your personal network of your friends' blogs, can do:
                                      • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                          • Notre-Dame de Paris - l'article du journal - le brouillon - finish editing and work on good copy. Good copy due Tues. Nov. 24.
                                          • le passé composé et l'imparfait - handout package - Due Fri. Nov. 20 - completed, checked and corrected.  Check and correct own answers at this link.
                                          FSF 1D
                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au présent.

                                          2015-11-18

                                          le mercredi 18 novembre 2015

                                          Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                                          Site of the day: French for Business Part 2: 85 French Terms Related to Business and Employment
                                          ENG 2D 
                                          learning goal: We are learning how to understand Shakespeare.

                                          • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                                            • video: Mind-mapping and showed examples of mind-maps for Romeo and Juliet.
                                            • Reflection from oral presentations of Act. Created  mind-map as brainstorm and then shared ideas with your group. Started writing draft - due Fri. Nov. 20. Address the points in the photos. Good copy will be due tentatively Tues. Nov. 24. 
                                          • Homework:
                                            • Reflection complete assignment for Tuesday Nov 24.
                                            • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
                                          FIF 1D
                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au passé.
                                          • Watched: Father and son discuss bad guys in France
                                          • La chanson: Mika: Elle me dit See photo below for answers.
                                          • le passé - le passé composé et l'imparfait 
                                            • Created, corrected and discussed sentences of interrupted actions individually, in small groups and with entire class.
                                            • Handouts. Work your way through the handout package throughout this week.  Check and correct own answers at this link. It is due - filled in, checked and corrected - Fri. Nov. 20. Use what you learn as you write your newspaper article. 
                                          • Notre-Dame de Paris 
                                            • Newspaper article - follow handout in detail. Use "le gabarit" placemat and triangle to write le brouillon (the draft). We are booked into the computer lab 319, tomorrow, Thurs. Nov. 19. Aim to finish le brouillon for tomorrow to be able to edit using Spellcheck and BonPatron and with a friend. Due date for good copy of article is Tues. Nov. 24.
                                            • Examples of newspaper articles: Westdale's Tiny House Project and Westdale Football Champions 
                                          • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                              • Notre-Dame de Paris - l'article du journal - le brouillon - due tomorrow. Good copy due Tues. Nov. 24.
                                              • le passé composé et l'imparfait - handout package - Due Fri. Nov. 20.
                                              FSF 1D
                                              le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au présent.

                                                2015-11-17

                                                le mardi 17 novembre 2015

                                                Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                                                Site of the day: French business etiquette
                                                ENG 2D 
                                                learning goal: We are preparing for the OSSLT (gr.10 Literacy test).
                                                • OSSLT - practice test. 
                                                • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                                                  • Worked on Reflection from oral presentations of Act. Brainstorming ideas, preferably in the form of a mind-map. Address the points in the photos. Next step will be outline, then draft. Brainstorm and outline due tomorrow. Good copy will be due tentatively Fri. Nov. 20. 
                                                • Homework:
                                                  • Reflection (introduced Friday) - brainstorm ideas and complete outline for tomorrow.
                                                  • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
                                                FIF 1D
                                                le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire des expériences.
                                                • Worked in computer lab 319 today.  There are several choices of activities. 
                                                • Article to read:  Les Attentats à Paris
                                                • Worked on writing le brouillon (draft) of newspaper article for Notre-Dame de Paris. Le brouillon is due Thurs. Nov. 19. We are booked into the computer lab again that day for editing of draft and working on good copy. Follow instructions on handout carefully to complete this correctly. 
                                                • Wrote a ninth blog entry - See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details. This week's suggested topic: La pince à linge Ninja ou les attentats de Paris (see article link above for ideas).
                                                  • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
                                                  • You may also choose to work on updating your profile with an avatar.
                                                • When finished this week's blog entry and reading and commenting on your personal network of your friends' blogs, can do:
                                                • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                                    • blog - this week's suggested topics: La pince à linge Ninja ou Paris. See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details.
                                                  FSF 1D
                                                  le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire des expériences.
                                                  • Worked in computer lab 319 today.  There are several choices of activities. 
                                                  • Article to read:  Les Attentats à Paris
                                                  • Wrote a ninth blog entry - follow details on handout.  This week's suggested topics: La pince à linge Ninja ou les attentats de Paris (see article link above for ideas).
                                                    • Read blog entries from your network of 2 - 3 friends that you follow. Read each other's blog entries each week.
                                                    • You may also choose to work on updating your profile with an avatar.
                                                  • When finished this week's blog entry and reading and commenting on your personal network of your friends' blogs, can do:
                                                      • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                                        • blog - this week's suggested topic: La pince à linge Ninja ou les attentats de Paris.  See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details. 


                                                      2015-11-16

                                                      le lundi 16 novembre 2015

                                                      Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                                                      Site of the day: Les Attentats à Paris
                                                      ENG 2D 
                                                      learning goal: We are preparing for the OSSLT (gr.10 Literacy test).
                                                      • OSSLT - lesson to prepare for practice test tomorrow. See handout newspaper article and photos for a summary of discussion. 
                                                      • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                                                        • Listened to Prologue and Act I, scene 1 on CD while reading. 
                                                      • Homework :
                                                        • Reflection (introduced Friday) - brainstorm some ideas.
                                                        • Re-read Act I, scene 1 of R & J.
                                                        • Review the lesson from today to prepare for OSSLT practice test tomorrow. Check the EQAO website for resources. 
                                                        • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.


                                                      FIF 1D
                                                      le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au passé.
                                                      • La chanson: La vie en rose: Edith Piaf , La vie en rose: Sophie Milman and Simple Plan: Jet Lag 
                                                      • le passé - le passé composé et l'imparfait - Lesson and handouts - see photos in link below. Work your way through the handout package throughout this week. Check and correct own answers at this link. Aim to finish for Fri. Nov. 20 and use what you learn as you write your newspaper article. 
                                                      • Notre-Dame de Paris 
                                                        • Newspaper article - follow handout in detail. Use "le gabarit" placemat and triangle to write le brouillon (the draft). We are booked into the computer lab 319 on Tues. Nov. 17 and Thurs. Nov. 19. Aim to finish le brouillon tomorrow. Due date for good copy of article is tentatively Fri. Nov. 20.
                                                        • Examples of newspaper articles: Westdale's Tiny House Project and Westdale Football Champions 
                                                      • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                                          • Notre-Dame de Paris - l'article du journal - le brouillon - should finish tomorrow.
                                                          • le passé composé et l'imparfait - handout package - Due Fri. Nov. 20.
                                                        FSF 1D
                                                        le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des événements au présent.
                                                        • La chanson: La vie en rose: Edith Piaf , La vie en rose: Sophie Milman and Simple Plan: Jet Lag 
                                                        • le présent des verbes -  Lesson and handouts - see photos in link below. Work your way through the handout package throughout this week. Check and correct own answers at this link. Aim to finish for Fri. Nov. 20 and use what you learn as you write.
                                                        • Computer lab 319 tomorrow.
                                                        • les devoirs: Should be spending 15 - 20 minutes daily on French home study Monday through Thursday. If all class work is completed, follow suggestions in:  Home Study extras
                                                          • Overdue: la bonne copie "Mes activités à Westdale". If still not in, must now be handed in with Late explanation form signed by parents. 
                                                          • blog - this week's suggested topic: La pince à linge Ninja ou Paris.  See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details. 

                                                        FIF1D le passé et l'imparfait - les réponses, novembre 2015

                                                        Answer keys. 



                                                        FSF1D les verbes au présent, novembre 2015








                                                        2015-11-13

                                                        le vendredi 13 novembre 2015

                                                        Contest opportunity for students studying French: Concours des dix mots
                                                        Site of the day: I'm looking forward to the weekend - How do you say that in French?
                                                        ENG 2D 
                                                        learning goal: We are learning how to understand Shakespeare.
                                                        • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
                                                          • DVD: Romeo & Juliet - Zeffirelli - finished
                                                          • introduced written reflection and started brainstorming. We will continue next week. See photo for summary of discussion. 
                                                          • No homework if all caught up for the work this week. Some suggestions if you wish to do some work: 
                                                            • Reflection - brainstorm some ideas.
                                                            • Read one of the other Acts of R & J.
                                                            • Bring a book to read quietly in class for any time that you finish your class work early. Read regularly at home.
                                                          FIF 1D
                                                          le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous apprenons comment écrire un article du journal.
                                                          • Notre-Dame de Paris 
                                                            • Newspaper article - follow handout in detail - checked completed "le gabarit" (brainstorming of ideas in a  2 different graphic organizers - placemat and triangle) and compared with a partner doing the same event. We will start the draft on Mon. Nov. 16 and are booked into the computer lab 319 on Tues. Nov. 17 and Thurs. Nov. 19. We will also be doing lessons on le passé composé and l'imparfait next week. No due date set for good copy of article yet.
                                                            • Examples of newspaper articles: Westdale's Tiny House Project and Westdale Football Champions 
                                                          • Watched DVD La panthère rose. 
                                                            • 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 - this week's suggested topics: Prenons nos jeunes au travail (Take our kids to work day) - au passé. See this post: Journal/blog FIF 1D or your assignment paper for details.
                                                            FSF 1D
                                                            le but d'apprentissage (learning goal): Nous parlons des activités à Westdale.
                                                            • "Les activités à Westdale" Submitted good copy. See photos in yesterday's blog enty for formatting details, especially if using Google Docs to share.
                                                            • Played Headbanz.
                                                            • Watched DVD La panthère rose. 
                                                                  • 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.
                                                                    • Finish la bonne copie "Mes activités à Westdale" for Monday if not submitted today.
                                                                    • Home Study extras
                                                                    • blog - this week's suggested topic: L'Halloween: ce que j'ai fait See this post: Journal/blog FSF 1D or your assignment paper for more details.