French A

Negative Sculptures

French A 6th graders collaborated to create sculptures illustrating the proper way to make verbs negative using “ne…pas”.  They had 30 minutes to complete the project and were required to attach 6 examples with different subjects and verbs to their creation.

BONJOUR! French A — 6th graders first skits

 

La Rentrée — 6th grade is back from their trip!

French A students reviewed greetings and introductions in a Wagon Wheel activity, introducing puppet friends as they went around the circle.  Afterwards, they practiced the alphabet with a “Grab It!” activity and then in a variety of different stations where they had to make the letter/accent they heard using clay, wiki sticks, rice etc.

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.

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.

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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Learning Greetings with Puppets

Today was the first day of normal classes in terms of length (45 minutes).  In French A we were learning how to ask a person’s name, give your own name, and introduce a new person (in an informal situation).  We used a variety of puppets to be the “new kid”.  Here are some videos of our work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coorperative work, Human Clocks: Quelle heure est-il?

French A students practiced telling time last week with small clocks and also with giant “human” clocks that they created together following a rubric with specific instructions.

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French A Lockers

Students in French A have been learning about gender, articles, and vocabulary for the classroom. This week they worked in teams of three to make giant lockers. They could put anything in their locker from our vocab list…including a teacher!

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Fall Semester 2014

I haven’t had a great deal of time to update the blog regularly this semester….busy schedule this year!  But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been having fun and learning a lot in French class so far!  Here are a few pictures…French 1 Upper Schoolers playing a vocab game where they have to grab the card I call out before the other people in their group, French B 7th graders doing some “color by number” sheets I picked up in Montréal over Fall Break, and French A 6th graders working with partners to practice the subject pronouns with a “tic tic boom” game and also working cooperatively to practice correct word order by reassembling different mixed-up sentences on their desks.

 

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