Friday, 29 June 2018

Bonnes vacances! French day camp for ages 7-12!

Bonnes vacances! Yesterday was a flurry of activity with school parties, clean-up and fond farewells until September. 

Summer is a good time to extend and enrich our learning in fun settings such as day camp. Once again, the Université de Saint Boniface is offering Tu parles, a day camp for ages 7-12.  Please check out this video:  

To register your child or for more information, please follow this link:

It has been a great joy and privilege to teach your children this year. I wish all my students and their families a restful, safe and fun summer vacation!

In Christ,
Mme Christensen

Monday, 18 June 2018

Les jeux de juin: photos

There are some tremendous board games in the making in our Grade 3/4 class! All students are using material learned through the year in their games. We also learned extra vocabulary for game-related instructions such as: roll the die/advance or go back a space/lose a turn/start/finish, etc. The students had great enthusiasm in choosing specific themes for their games!

Bravo, Gr. 3/4 students! We will continue with this work this week.  Grade 5/6 students are preparing cards for those having birthdays through June and the summer months. Grade 7/8 students will do the same once they return from camp after Wednesday!

Bonne semaine! 
Mme Christensen

Friday, 8 June 2018

Les aventures en plein air

Our Grade 7/8 students are putting their finishing touches on their outdoor adventure projects which are due on Monday. For this project, students have designed a summer outdoor adventure for a friend at a Canadian national park. Students include information regarding lodging, food, activities, a map as well as topographical features. Here's a sneak preview:

Our Grade 5/6 students will be away at camp next week, Monday to Friday. Upon their return, we will work on a Father's Day activity. Grade 3/4 are happily working on their board games! We hope to be nearly finished by the end of next week. What creativity they have and what interesting themes they have chosen for their French board games! I cannot wait to share pictures next week.

Bonne fin de semaine,
Mme Christensen

Monday, 4 June 2018

Les jeux de juin

Our sushi presentations for Grades 5 and 6 were finished last week. We learned a lot of vocabulary and structures related to food and as a bonus, we learned how to make and even enjoy sushi! Well done, everyone!

In our last presentation, two scrumptious shrimp and cucumber sushi rolls were prepared and devoured by the class!

This week, students Grades 5-8 will be evaluated for speaking for this term. Our Grade 7/8's will continue working as well on their outdoor adventure projects which demonstrate their writing abilities this term. Grades 3/4 will be starting a fun unit, Les Jeux de juin, (The June Games) which involves creating games that use vocabulary and structures learned in class this past year. It is a fun way to review all that we have learned.

Bonne semaine,
Mme Christensen

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Mange, mange, mange...

All three French classes, Grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 had activities this week that involved food! Our Grade 3/4 students celebrated the end of their pizza unit with a "build-your-own" pizza party. Students brought a huge variety of ingredients; thank you parents! Students built their pizzas on flatbreads which were then microwaved and enjoyed with gusto.

Some students were very creative in their presentation!

The Grade 5/6 students continued their hands-on presentations of their sushi recipes. Some wonderful sushi rolls were created in class this week with the following fillings: apple and carrot; cucumber and carrot; smoked salmon, cucumber and chicken; steak, shrimp, carrot and cucumber.  The creations were so tantalizing and convincing that we now have some new fans of sushi in our class! 

Unfortunately the photos that were taken are somewhere lost in cyberspace; I will do my best to retrieve and post them at a later date. Sushi recipe presentations will continue next week for the rest of the class who have not yet presented.

The Grade 7/8 class had a make-up French club session this week as our session a week and a half ago did not go so well...we had a recipe flop : (  I realize that in my haste I substituted a cup of flour with a cup of icing sugar which resulted in a gooey mess on the griddle.)  Our session this week went much better!

Grade 7/8 students will be continuing their work on their outdoor adventure projects this week. Oral evaluations on our conversational questions (bavardage amical) will also begin.

Bravo, mes élèves! Enjoy this warm weekend,

Mme Christensen

Friday, 18 May 2018

J'aime la pizza!

Our Grade 3 and 4 students had fun on Thursday using their pizza vocabulary to play a board game in French: 

All groups did a great job using the expressions presented in class to play the game en français! We are near the end of this unit and will celebrate with a "build-your-own-pizza" party next week.

Bravo, classe de 3/4!

Grade 5 and 6 students have almost finished writing their original sushi recipes and will start presenting them next week.

Our Grade 7 and 8 students have been working on the rough copies of their Aventures en plein air (outdoor adventures) projects and will continue into next week. We had French club on Thursday; however we had some technical difficulties so we will try again with the same recipe next week! Stay tuned yet another week for French club pictures.

Bonne fin de semaine,

Mme Christensen

Saturday, 12 May 2018

J'aime la poutine!

The Grade 7/8 French club enjoyed poutine this week!

Three classmates prepared and served plates of poutine while their classmates waited patiently in line...

Miam, miam!

Poutine is a wildly popular, traditional French Canadian dish consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with a savoury gravy.

Yes, and if Mrs. McCrea is reading this, I am pleased to say that we did not set off the smoke alarm once during the production of poutine this year! Next week we will have our last session of French club; wait 'til you see what we're making next! Stay tuned.

This week, the Grade 3/4 and 5/6 students prepared something lovely for Mother's Day. Bravo, les élèves!

Joyeuse fête des Mères,

Mme Christensen