Saturday, 6 December 2014

Preparing for a Birthday!

It was our school secretary's birthday this past week, so some of our French students dropped in to sing "Bonne Fête" and present her with a card!

We've also been preparing birthday cards for students whose birthdays we are celebrating in December.  Each student creates a small card on construction paper for the birthday boy or girl.  Birthday cards for the Gr. 4/5 class (pictured above and below) have four sentences/phrases:

Bonne fête,_______! (Name of recipient)
Tu es (adjective) et (adjective)!
Voici (name of gift) pour toi! (Draw a picture of a gift you wish for the recipient. We discuss this vocabulary before creating the card.)
De ton ami(e), _____. (Name of student giving the card.)

Receiving birthday cards helps to make each student feel special on their birthday.  There is  thought and caring that goes into each card.

As well, it is a very authentic form of communication.  We have the opportunity to practice using the verb "être" as well as a number of adjectives and new vocabulary in context.

Students enjoy adding creative flair and a personal touch to their cards.

Speaking of birthdays, we are looking ahead at the calendar (below) and preparing for the most important one of all, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

We are learning a thematic vocabulary word each day and our French bulletin board (below) displays our Advent "candles".

Three of our students in Gr. 5 recorded a short skit in French that will be shown at our Christmas Concert.  Stay tuned in the next few weeks as I hope to post the skit once our concert is over.  The action takes place at "L'hôtel Bethléem".

Bonne journée et à bientôt!

Mme Christensen

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