les Boules

French A classes ended a great year with individual presentations about summer vacation plans.  We then watched the ultimate French summer vacation movie: La Gloire de mon père, and finally practiced the classic game of BOULES or PÉTANQUE, as featured in the movie.

Bonnes vacances d’été!  I hope you all have fun and make memories, just like Marcel!

 

Jenga Exam Review

French B students reviewed vocabulary for our final exam today while playing Jenga.  Each Jenga block has a French number corresponding to a question they must answer to score a point.  Teams could win in two ways: by getting the most points in a round or when the other team toppled the game.

Au stade de football

French A 6th graders have done a nice job researching French soccer teams and making displays of stadiums where they have also labeled our new vocab about the popular sport.  Here are a few examples.

La météo

French B students were recently working on weather vocabulary and reviewing a variety of activities with the verb FAIRE.  Here are some skits that they performed before Spring Break.

 

Météo Skit 1 https://youtu.be/KjJa43LPP6U

Météo Skit 2 https://youtu.be/ZcVvBq4sBDI

Météo Skit 3 https://youtu.be/Rp-9tr7Q9N0

Météo Skit 4 https://youtu.be/ERhnhiMi2VA

Météo Skit 5 https://youtu.be/kzgJT5wewMA

Météo Skit 6 https://youtu.be/foSk-dVZCx4

Different modalities in Stations

French B students review for a quiz by working through different modalities (speaking, listening, reading, writing…plus some culture) in 3 different groups today.  Some students are correcting their own homework practice from a key I’ve given them and then doing a short reading about Provence and Marseille and comparing their own city in a chart,  a second group is reviewing vocab from this lesson (mettre le couvert) and mettre in the present tense with a game of Battleship, and the third group is reading a crazy place setting description while their partner draws and then switching roles.  Those finished the activity early practice asking and answering questions about their houses and meals by drawing cards from the bag at their station.

 

French A students also worked in stations to practice telling time and talking about the courses.  There stations included a grammar station, an interactive performance station where they worked with clocks, and a game station.

Honors French C students have had two days of stations, working on and presenting skits,completing some listening activities with a laptop station, practicing some speaking prompts, and reviewing vocabulary reflexive verbs in all tenses with the games of WAR and EIFFEL TOWER.

We all enjoyed a change of pace at the end of January!

 

mettre le couvert TPR practice

French B students practice vocabulary for setting the table and review prepositions by telling each other which objects to place where.

AVOIR BESOIN DE: Board Game Practice

6th grade French A students practice school supply vocabulary learned last semester, our new verb: AVOIR, and talking about what they need (avoir besoin de) with a lively board game.

Describing Art

French C Honors students have been learning how to talk about and describe artwork, especially paintings.  Here, they worked with a partner to describe a painting and have their partner draw it without being able to see it.  Our results got recycled before we could take photos, but here we are working on it!

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Tofuburgers! Learning the negative in French A.

My 6th graders have gotten very creative with their sculptures depicting the 3 parts of a negative verb: NE/N’ + conjugated verb + PAS.

We have a carrousel, a map of North America, a bed, a basketball hoop, dynamite, a French flag, a butterfly with leaves attached, a Pace castle, and more!

 

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Chasse au Trésor

French C students have been practicing asking for and giving directions this week.  After splitting them into groups and sending them on a treasure hunt as an example, I asked them to imagine where they could hide a treasure in our school and then write directions for finding it.  Students brought in their “trésor”, hid it, and then exchanged their set of directions for another group’s set.   It took between 5-10 minutes for groups to come back, treasure in hand.  We enjoyed some treats while working with a partner on a project about superlative adjectives.

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