This week our gr. 3/4 class will be writing short scripts and creating their own chatterpix en français! We will be using structures that we have learned this term for this project. Here is a sample that demonstrates our learning for Gr. 3:
Here is a sample that demonstrates our learning for Gr. 4:
We look forward to having fun speaking, reading and writing in French to create our chatterpix!
Now, the students' task will be to describe their avatars. Students will be using the verb "être", which means "to be" as well as other verbs and adjectives we have been learning (please see the previous post). Here is an example of one finished piece of work:
Voici mon avatar!
Elle s'appelle Stephanie.
Elle a 15 ans.
Elle a les cheveux longs, et les yeux bruns.
Mon avatar est en 8iem année.
Stephanie a deux chiens et deux chats.
Sa couleur favorite, c'est bleu.
Please enjoy this little song that will help us remember the verb être:
In all classes we have been learning or reviewing how to describe ourselves and others using adjectives. In the Grade 3/4 class we have had fun acting them out! Many of our words in French are "mots amis" or word friends, which means that they look, sound and mean the same or almost the same in English. Finding word friends or mots-amis is a comprehension strategy that we are encouraged to use when we hear French or read our texts in French.
Il est comique!
Il est content!
Il est généreux!
Il est intelligent!
Elle est petite!
Il est serviable!
Elle est sportive!
Il est super!
The Grade 7/8 students have started their work describing the avatars they have created. The Grade 5/6 students will do a similar project, adapted to their level. I hope to post these soon!
This week for L'Action de Grâces (Thanksgiving) students spoke, drew and wrote about what they were thanking our Savior for! This was a good opportunity to expand our vocabulary as well. Bravo, tout le monde! Great job!
Our acorns are on the bulletin board by the office in time for Thanksgiving. Have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend! Mme Christensen
In Grade 3/4 and 5/6 we have been listening and learning many expressions from Julie Power's song, "Comment ça va?" This song teaches and reinforces phrases and vocabulary that we use during attendance and throughout class, which includes:
describing ourselves using a variety of adjectives
using masculine and feminine adjectives
adding supporting details that extend our conversation
Each Friday, two students have the opportunity to participate in "French Friday" which involves either reciting the Lord's Prayer or giving the weather announcement in French on our school intercom system to the whole student body. Perhaps some careers in radio have been inspired by this!
The Lord's Prayer is recited first. A link for the Lord's Prayer is found on the right-hand side of this page for those who would like to practice.
Next, stay tuned for the weather!
Speaking of weather, this is what Mme Christensen experienced over the weekend in another part of our beautiful province! Thankfully, Winnipeg was spared!
Our first week and a half back at classes saw us talking and writing about ourselves and what is important to us, as reflected in our titlepages. Here is a sampling! I am amazed at the variety of sentences and expressions that students remembered from last year. Bravo, tout le monde!
Thank you for contributing name tags to our bulletin board!