Francais I

le 17 octobre-Today, the students completed a warm-up review that reflects the 4 sections of their assessment vendredi (-er verb conjugations, negative form, positive form, and pronouns). Please review this warm-up for Friday! The students reviewed verbs with a visual disappearing activity. The students practiced -er verb conjugations in positive and negative sentences with whiteboards. Please complete your -er verb worksheet (both sides) for jeudi. Please prepare for your assessment on -er verb conjugations vendredi, le 19 octobre.

le 16 octobre-In class, the students completed a bellringer review of -er verbs. The students played Win, Lose, or Draw to review for their -er verb assessment. The students completed their -er verb assessment. The students had a “cultural moment” about the euro and expressions with currency. Please prepare for your assessment on -er verb conjugations in the positive and negative forms vendredi, le 19 octobre.

le 15 octobre-Today, the students completed a warm up using -er verbs in sentences. The students also played a partner SLAP! game with -er verb conjugations. The students were introduced and practiced “Combien Coute?” using objects and euros (expressions of costs). The students also read and discussed the text selections on pages 44-45 and 58-59. We discussed the importance of le bac in French schools. Please prepare for your assessment on vocabulary of -er verbs. Please focus on the verbs. Please prepare for your assessment on -er verb conjugations vendredi, le 19 octobre. 

le 12 octobre-Great day in French class! The students reviewed the -er verb conjugations of chercher/regarder. The students also took a “petit” extra credit assessment on French cognates. The students watched a video clip on “How to Sound French” in preparation of their speaking assessment. The students then took their speaking assessment in the Learning Commons. Please complete your -er worksheet for lundi. Please prepare for your assessment on verb vocabulary mardi, le 16 octobre.

le 10 -11octobre-PSAT Day! Bonne chance! Due to the PSAT/early release day the blog today will encompass both days. The students completed their final two practice speaking prompts in preparation for their speaking assessment vendredi. Please have your phone with voice memo and make sure it is charged. The students also practiced -er verb conjugations and discussed homework. The students completed a review game in class. Please practice for your speaking assessment vendredi, please prepare for your assessment on verb vocabulary (first page) mardi, le 16 octobre.

le 9 octobre-Today, the students practiced with their last round of French cognates. The students practiced two speaking prompts for their speaking assessment vendredi. The students practiced vocabulary of -er verbs and were introduced to -er verb conjugations in the present tense. Please complete your -er verb worksheet for mercredi/jeudi. Please prepare for your speaking assessment vendredi (have your phone with voice memo). Please prepare for your vocabulary assessment (first side) mardi, le 16 septembre. Some sample topics-introduce yourself and state your age, describe a difficult/easy class and why, describe your French class, a friend, class times, description of yourself (positive/negative sentences), items you prefer, describe a character/actor/actress/role model.

le 8 octobre-In class, the students turned in their classwork from vendredi. The students watched a video clip of French phrases in the English language (ex. mortgage, denim) and their definitions. The students completed two speaking activities (one with a script, one with a photo) to prepare for their speaking assessment vendredi. The students completed a formative writing activity focusing on complete sentences. The students were also introduced to -er verb vocabulary. Please prepare for your speaking assessment vendredi, Please prepare for your vocabulary assessment (first side) mardi, le 16 septembre. 

le 4 octobre-Today, the students completed a listening activity with a video clip of a French high school, Lous-le-Grand, to review before their assessment. We focused on courses that are facultative/obligatoire. We also discussed the similarities and differences between French and American high schools. The students also completed their assessment. Please have colored pencils/markers in class vendredi. Please complete the cognate word search for extra credit.

le 3 octobre-The students began class with a sentence review of school subjects using vrai/faux. The students played an awesome listening/speaking small group game using vocabulary to review for their assessment (Taboo Francais!). The students also completed listening comprehension activities concentrating on the verb etre, subject pronouns, school vocabulary, and review of numbers. Please prepare for your assessment jeudi, le 4 octobre (see blog post from 9-21 for details). 

le 2 octobre-In class, the students reviewed vocabulary of school and etre in sentence form (warm-up). The students completed a partner matching game using French cognates. The students also practiced for their summative speaking assessment using French transition words and verbal fillers and recorded themselves. The students were also introduced to definite and indefinite articles. Please review cognates and articles. Please prepare for your assessment jeudi, le 4 octobre (see blog post from 9-21 for details). 

le 1 octobre-Today, the students were provided additional French cognates from the PSAT/SAT/ACT. The students completed a cognate recognition writing activity to test their skills for the PSAT on October 10th. The students also practiced vocabulary of school (Bellringer review). Please prepare for your assessment jeudi, le 4 octobre. (see blog post from 9-21 for details). 

le 21 septembre-Bonjour, in class today the students reviewed before their assessment on etre in the positive and negative forms. We discussed more French cognates (please complete your cognates packet)The students then completed “Tin Tin-Le Secret de l’Unicorne” with their comprehension questions. Please prepare for your assessment le 4 octobre (vocabulaire la page 72 D’Accord, vocabulaire extra, les langues, les maths, les sciences naturelles, autres matieres, les articles (un/une/des/le/la/les/l’), l’ecriture). Have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing break!

le 20 septembre-Today, the students completed a final practice bellringer review for their assessment on etre vendredi. The students reviewed by playing “Battleship” with etre conjugations. The students then began comprehension questions on “Tin Tin-Le Secret de L’Unicorne”. Please prepare for your assessment of etre in the positive and negative forms. 

le 19 septembre-In class, the students continued their study of words of French origin on the SAT in preparation for the PSAT in October. We discussed yesterday’s homework on the verb etre and practiced the negative form. The students completed a speaking activity using etre, adjectives, class subjects, and expressing opinions. Please prepare for your assessment on etre in the positive and negative forms vendredi (please review your class bellringers!).

le 18 septembre-Today, we continued our study of words of French origin on the SAT in preparation for the PSAT in October. The students also played a partner concentration game with etre conjugations and subject pronouns. The students completed a listening comprehension activity reviewing objects of the class, class subjects, and cognates. Please complete the etre worksheet for homework. Please prepare for your assessment on etre in the positive and negative forms vendredi. 

le 17 septembre-In class, the students began their lesson on cognates. Students were provided with a list of vocabulary words of French origin that repeatedly show up on the SAT. This lesson is in preparation for the PSAT in October. The students also practiced etre and adjectives with subject cubes. The students watched two video clips on etre and subject pronouns before going to the lab. Please complete the VHL assignments tonight by midnight (IB, Structures and IB.2, and IA Synthese Le Zapping). Please prepare for your assessment on etre and adjectives in the positive and negative forms vendredi. 

le 14 septembre-Today, the students reviewed objects of the class before their assessment. Our culture day today was an introduction and discussion of Parkour and the influence of Sebastien Foucan on the sport internationally. Finally, the students visited the lab to complete VHL activities that are due by vendredi-24H (Lecon IB, Contextes (left), intrus, ecoutez, C’est-follow the model). Please continue to study etre and adjectives for next week!

le 13 septembre-In class, the students practiced the use of etre with objects and cities. The students also completed a speaking activity with photos. We also discussed the homework on objects of the class. Please complete the worksheets from class today for vendredi. Please prepare for your assessment on objects of the class vendredi, le 14 septembre. 

le 12 septembre-Today, the students reviewed adjectives by playing a partner game of interactive Boggle. The students also completed a listening comprehension activity using a video clip “Au Café” from D’Accord I. The students practiced writing full sentences with whiteboards. Please complete the worksheet on class objects. Pay attention to the diagram on this worksheet. Please prepare for your assessment on objects of the class vendredi. 

le 11 septembre-In class, the students discussed homework (2-4). The students also completed a speaking activity using etre and adjectives describing themselves. The students completed a listening comprehension review of time with clocks. Finally, we practiced objects of the class. Please prepare for your assessment on objects of the class vendredi. 1st period-complete the worksheet front and back (1-10 only). 

le 10 septembre-Today, the students presented their “C’est Moi!” projects in class to peers. The students practiced objects of the class and nationalities (D’Accord page 27, green box). The students also selected new partners in class. Please complete the worksheet from class. Write the four paragraphs in English and complete 1-10 on the back (periods 2-4). Please prepare for an assessment on objects of the class vendredi!

le 7 septembre-In class, the students reviewed before their assessment on adjectives. The students were introduced to objects of the class in French. “C’est Moi!” projects were collected. Please study vocabulary of class objects and the verb etre. Please be prepared to present your “C’est Moi!” project lundi. 

le 6 septembre-Today, the students completed a final warm up using adjectives to prepare for their assessment. The students played Pictionary to further practice adjectives. The students completed their “C’est Moi!” projects in the lab. Please have a one page print out of this project vendredi, le 7 septembre. Please be ready to present the project lundi. Please prepare for your assessment on the French adjectives packets vendredi, le 7 septembre. 

le 5 septembre-In class, the students completed another warm up on French adjectives to prepare for their assessment vendredi. The students were introduced to etre in the negative form (ne pas). The students practiced the verbalization of the negative using celebrity photos. The students continued to work on their “C’est Moi!” projects in the lab. Please have a one page print out of this project vendredi, le 7 septembre. Please be ready to present the project lundi. Please prepare for your assessment on the French adjectives packet vendredi, le 7 septembre. 

le 4 septembre-Today, the students reviewed adjectives and their usage with “Il est/Elle est” with famous personalities. The students were also introduced to their “C’est Moi!” project that is due vendredi. Please  have a one-page printout of this project vendredi. Please prepare for your assessment on the adjectives packet vendredi, le 7 septembre. Continue to study the verb etre. 

le 31 aout-In class, the students reviewed adjectives and colors using flags. The students completed a partner matching activity using international flags. The students reviewed time before their assessment. The students also discussed homework completed with the sub. If you were absent vendredi, your sub work is due to me mardi. Please prepare for your assessment on the adjectives packet vendredi, le 7 septembre. Continue to study the verb etre. Bon weekend!

le 30 aout-Today, I was in a school meeting. Please complete the practice worksheets that you received in class today for review. Please prepare for your assessment on time vendredi, le 31 aout. Please prepare for your assessment on the adjectives packet vendredi, le 7 septembre. Continue to study the verb etre.

le 29 aout-In class, the students reviewed colors with flags of different countries. For culture today, we discussed in class the differences in school schedules (American vs. French) by using an authentic French student schedule. Please complete the French schedule from class today for homework. Please prepare for your assessment on time vendredi, le 31 aout. You will also have an assessment on the adjectives packet on vendredi, le 7 septembre. 

le 28 aout-Today, the students reviewed time and colors with French cognates. The students also reviewed time with school classes. The students completed a speaking activity using the class schedules and times of Harry Potter/Ron Weasley. Finally, the students were introduced to the verb “etre” and French adjectives. Please prepare for your assessment on time vendredi, le 31 aout. You will also have an assessment on the adjectives packet on vendredi, le 7 septembre. 

le 27 aout-In class, the students reviewed colors and the calendar before their assessment on the calendar. The students completed a speaking activity using their birthdays and zodiac signs for a formative speaking activity. The students were also introduced to adjectives in French. Please prepare for your assessment on time vendredi, le 31aout. You will also have an assessment on the adjectives packet on vendredi, le 7 septembre. 

le 24 aout-Today, we discussed their returned listening comprehension activity with clock faces. The students were introduced to colors in French. The students completed a coloring activity that focused on colors, vocabulary of time, vocabulary of the calendar, and important French and American dates. Please study time and time expressions for an assessment next week (TBD). Please prepare for your assessment on the calendar lundi, le 27 aout.

le 23 aout-In class, the students completed their SGM pre-test for French I in class. The students also practiced telling time in French using VHL exercises (Content, Activities, 2B, Structures, 2B.2). Please complete these exercises by Friday at midnight. Please bring colored pencils/markers to class vendredi. Please study time and time expressions. Please prepare for your assessment on the calendar lundi, le 27 aout. 

le 22 aout-Today, the students practiced conversational time, class subjects, teacher titles, using their personal class/day schedules. We discussed homework and watched a short video on French time. Please study time and time expressions. Please prepare for your assessment on the calendar lundi, le 27 aout. You will need colored pencils in class vendredi. FRENCH I SGM WILL BE JEUDI, LE 23 AOUT. PLEASE BRING YOUR COMPUTER ADAPTABLE EARBUDS. MEET ME IN ROOM 306.

le 21 aout-In class, the students practiced time expressions and were introduced to the 24 hour clock. They reviewed the calendar using places around the world. The students completed a listening and speaking activity using class schedules from “High School Musical”. The students also completed a listening comprehension using VHL on salutations. Please complete the two pages from class on time and salutations for mercredi. Please prepare for your assessment on the calendar lundi, le 27 aout. You will need colored pencils in class vendredi. French I SGM will be on jeudi, le 23 aout. Please bring your computer adaptable earbuds. 

le 20 aout-Today, the students changed class partners. The students practiced a French dialogue and the calendar with partners. The students were introduced to accents and time in French. The students practiced time with manipulative clocks in class. Please study the vocabulary of time. You will have an assessment on the calendar lundi, le 27 aout. You will need colored pencils in class vendredi. French I SGM will be on jeudi, le 23 aout. Please bring your computer adaptable earbuds. 

le 17 aout-In class, the students played a review board game with a partner and completed a “mock” assessment before they took their assessment on numbers. We discussed homework and watched a video clip on France from “Geography Now” on France. Please study the calendar material. You will need colored pencils on Friday of next week. French I SGM will be on jeudi, le 23 aout. Please bring your earbuds!!!!

le 16 aout-Today, the students visited the lab to complete VHL exercises for spelling number practice and number listening comprehension (Complete by midnight-1A.2, all 5 exer. listed). The students also played a review partner card game concentrating on numbers 100-300. Please prepare for your assessment on numbers 0-? vendredi, le 17 aout. You will need to recognize spelling. Please continue to study calendar material.

le 15 aout-In class, the students reviewed the calendar and played “Lotto” to review numbers 0-100. The students also began their homework worksheet review of numbers. I will check this assignment jeudi in class. Please prepare for your assessment on numbers 0-? vendredi, le 17 aout. You will need to recognize spelling. Please continue to study calendar material. 

le 14 aout-Today, the students reviewed numbers 0-? The students played a sequencing number game to practice and review these numbers with partners. The students were also introduced to the calendar (months, days of the week, seasons, weeks, and dates). Please complete the worksheet you began in class today. Please study calendar material and prepare for your assessment on vendredi, le 17 aout on numbers. Join French Club!!!

le 13 aout-In class, the students completed their presentations on Francophone countries. The students completed a Gallery Walk to learn about all the different Francophone countries. The students also practiced numbers 0-? Please prepare for an assessment on Friday (vendredi) on numbers 0-?

le 10 aout-Today, the students reviewed and practiced numbers 0-?. The students also played a ball game using these numbers. We also had a cultural moment today about the World Cup winner-France! Finally, the students visited the lab to complete their Francophone country project. All projects are due lundi (Monday). Please have a printed copy for your presentation Monday! Please study numbers 0-? for next week. 

le 9 aout-In class, the students selected their partner buddies. The students were introduced to numbers 40-?. They practiced these numbers using authentic international French locations to reinforce numbers and international phone number form. The students continued to work on their Francophone project in the lab. We will have half of the class vendredi (Friday) to work on projects. Project presentations will take place lundi (Monday). 

le 8 aout-Today, we discussed the homework worksheet in class. The students completed a review game before their assessment on numbers 0-40 and alphabet. The students were introduced to expressions of the class in French. Finally, they were given their Francophone country project and researched in the lab. We will work in the lab for half of class Wednesday-Friday. Project presentations will take place Monday (lundi).

le 7 aout-Today, the students completed a mock-assessment for their quiz Wednesday. The students practiced letters of the alphabet using an eye chart with a partner. The students also practiced numbers and spelling with whiteboards. The students completed a reading article on the Francophone world for a cultural moment. The students also began their homework, a worksheet on numbers, please complete for Wednesday. Please prepare for your assessment on numbers 0-40 and letters of the alphabet Wednesday,

le 6 aout-In class, the students reviewed letters and practiced numbers 0-40. Please study these letters and numbers. The students also reviewed salutations with certain people. The students visited the lab to logon to VHL Central and complete the webquest “Famous People of France” and “Facts about France”. Please complete the webquest for class mardi (Tuesday) and prepare for your assessment on numbers 0-40 and letters Wednesday, le 8 aout. 

le 3 aout- Today in class, the students practiced the letters of the alphabet by playing a partner game. The students completed math equations in French. The students read a cultural reading on the French “La Bise” (students should practice with family members) and completed their French name tags. Please study numbers and letters for a quiz on Wednesday of next week ( le 8 aout). Please have your notebook organized and syllabus signature sheet for lundi (le 6 aout). Bon weekend!

le 2 aout-Great day in French class! Fantastique! Today, the students decided their French names and were introduced to basic salutations in French. The students also were introduced and practiced numbers 0-40. Please study these numbers for a quiz on Wednesday of next week (le 8 aout). The students also sang a rap song using salutations. Finally, the students watched a video clip on “Why Study French!”. Please have your notebook organized and syllabus signature sheet for lundi (Monday, le 6 aout). 

le 1 aout-Bienvenue!!!! Today in class, we discussed the syllabus, class procedures, practiced the French alphabet and names. The students also completed an “All About French” activity. Please have three names for class tomorrow. Have your notebook organized and syllabus signature sheet for lundi (Monday).