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Friday, December 7, 2018

Happy Fri-Yay!

Hello everyone!

It was such a pleasure meeting most of you at the conferences on Thursday, thank you for taking the time to meet with me. This week was shorter for us with the missed classes on Thursday and some other missed French time here and there because of the rehearsals for the upcoming christmas concerts..excitement is certainly building!!
We were however still able to get some work done!

In grade 1:
-We reviewed everything we learned about the dinosaurs.
-We reinforced the actions and nouns.
-We started learning some vocabulary related to christmas.
-Some of the students also pretended to be ME and too turns to test their friends' understanding of the new vocabulary words!

In grade 2:
-We reinforced the proper use of articles both definite and indefinite.
-Most of the students got to present their interviews.
-We started to learn a lot of vocabulary related to the holidays, we started with christmas. 

In grade 5:
-Students finished their presentation boards.
-Most of the groups got to present their research and their work.
-We started to learn how to conjugate using "le passé composé" which another tense under the past tenses category. 

Wishing you all a very restful and pleasant weekend! 


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Student-led conferences

Dear parents,

As Mentioned earlier, I sent the French copybooks and duo tangs home today and noted in the agendas that students need to show you their work in French tonight because most of them will be in class during our meetings tomorrow so will not get the chance to lead our conferences and talk about their work in French (except for grade 1). So please look through their work, and feel free to put notes here and there with any questions and bring it back tomorrow with you to discuss with me any concerns you may have.

Have a great evening!


Sunday, December 2, 2018

About last week...

Hi everyone!

Last week was very busy in our French classes as we worked on summatives and some classes also got to present their work! We also learned new things and reviewed important concepts of term 1 and are now ready for a fresh start for term 2!

In grade 1:
-We learned more about the dinosaurs body parts.
-We worked more on forming full sentences to describe a dinosaur.
-We reinforced some actions and distinguish nouns and actions.
-We completed our summative worksheet about a dinosaur of each student's choice and practiced presenting it.
-Students presented their dinosaur and used a friend to help show the dinosaur's actions.

In Grade 2:
-We learned to use definite and indefinite articles (le/la, un/une, les/des) properly with nouns depending on their gender. 
-We continued working on writing full sentences about migration.
-Students chose someone from their families, relatives or neighbours to interview about their migration to Canada and started presenting their interviews in class.

In Grade 5:
-We reviewed how to conjugate in past tense (Imparfait).
-The student completed their summative research about ancient civilizations.
-The students completed their bristol boards for the research and will start presenting in groups early next week.

Looking forward to meeting as many of you on Thursday! I will be sending home the student's duo tangs and copybooks for you to look through and bring back with any questions for the parent-teacher conferences on Thursday.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Important note for grade 2

Hello everyone!

I am writing today to let the Grade 2 parents know that an "interview" sheet has been sent with your children in their French orange duo tangs.
They need to interview someone (they know the instructions well and have practised in class many times) and bring it back maximum by Friday.
Please make sure that the orange duo tang is returned by Friday Nov. 30th.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Good Monday morning!

Bonjour tout le monde!

This is just a reminder that this is the last week of November so Bake sale and casual day are coming up this week!

Have a wonderful week!
Rawan :)

Saturday, November 24, 2018


Hello everyone!

Can't believe how quickly the weeks are going by! But I sure am glad they are being productive ;)

Grade 1:
- We continued learning about dinosaurs and their specific features.
-We played the guessing game again to drill the question formation and reinforce full sentence answers.
-We learned what actions are in French and how to identify actions and nouns using dinosaurs and a very fun dinosaurs game!
-We wrote about our favourite dinosaur and used actions to write what he can or cannot do.

Grade 2:
-We continued learning about migration and drilled the vocabulary and sentence structures.
-We shared stories about family members who migrated from other countries to Canada and identified some countries in French.
-We learned to write full sentences using verbs and adjectives.
-We learned the proper use of "un/une" and "le/la" and we practiced using them in fun conversations in which we also practiced speaking French.

-We continued our work on the Greek civilization and some groups have also started working on the roman civilization. 
-We learned to conjugate a new tense "l'imparfait" which is one of the most used past tenses in French and will also be very useful to write about the ancient civilizations.
-We watched a very interesting documentary in French about the wonders of the ancient greek civilization and answered some comprehension questions about it too.

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend full of fun!


Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy white Friday!

Hello everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying the first heavy snow of the winter! Seems like winter HAS come!

This week was productive and exciting with the grand opening of the dome and the science fair.

In Grade 1:
-We learned more about the dinosaurs.
-We learned specific features of some dinosaurs in french.
-We learned to describe the dinosaurs using full sentences like: "Il est herbivore" and "Il marche sur 2 pattes".
-We also learned to form questions to inquire about the features of the dinosaurs through a fun guessing game!

In Grade 2:
-We continued to use adjectives and basic verbs to form full meaningful sentences.
-We defined and learned about migration "la migration".
-We used full sentences along with specific structures "pour" and "à cause de" to talk about reasons that push people to migrate and attractions that pull people to migrate to other countries (push and pull factors). 
-We learned some vocabulary related to means of transportation for migration (e.g. une bateau, une voiture, un avion).

In grade 5:
-We discussed ancient civilizations with an emphasis on the greek civilization.
-We learned to spell new words related to ancient civilizations.
-We started to learn to conjugate verbs in the past tenses (l'imparfait and passé composé). 

Wishing everyone a great cozy and warm weekend!