French C

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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French C Practice Skit

Mardi Gras Masks & Crêpes 2014

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Sport Ilustrated Photo Shoot Project in French C

French C had some fun with Photoshop as they practiced their Sports vocabulary, adjectives, and verbs.  One student featured, with hilarious results, one of his classmates as the “famous athlete” in his photo shoot and another student focused on a variety of Middle School teachers to create some unexpected athletes.  They all did an excellent job on this project.

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Vocab Puzzles in French C

The French C class made Jigsaw-type puzzles using new vocabulary terms. Each side of their puzzle pieces had a French word or an English word that matched the corresponding side on the puzzle piece next to it.  The drew a picture on the back. We then cut out the puzzles and traded to see who could put their new puzzle together the fastest.  We tried taping them together to see the picture on the back afterwards.  Here are the boys working to put the puzzles back together.

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Pictionary in reverse

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French C students reviewed sports vocabulary today with a game of Pictionary in reverse…one draws a vocab word and the others must write the word in French on their board before the buzzer goes off.

Mix It Up Day and J’aime la vie

My French C 8th graders studied a new song by Zachary Richard (famous singer from Louisiana) and his grandson, Émile.  The song is called J’aime la vie and was mostly written by Émile when he was 10 years old.  Émile is handicapped with neuro-motor problems.

D.W. wrote after hearing the song: “Mix It Up Day and J’aime la vie are connected because both are about acceptance.  Mix It Up Day is accepting your peers in the classroom and at school.  J’aime la vie is about accepting everyone regardless of their struggles or challenges.”SS wrote: “It is about loving people that are different.  Not because they are different but because they’re our friends and we love them”.

MM wrote: “This song shows that people can be so much more than what they appear and that you should give them a chance because they might really surprise you!”

 

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Collaborative, Kinesthetic Practice: Adjectives

French C worked with a partner or in a small group to work through 40 trios (in 10 sets) of articles/nouns/adjectives in a race against the other team.  They had to understand how to make the adjectives agree with the nouns and the correct position of different adjectives in relation to the noun.Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 2.46.38 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 2.46.56 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 2.47.17 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 2.58.49 PM

American Association of Teachers of French: Le Grand Concours 2013

The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Students  of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes.

National Silver and Bronze Medal Winners and State Medalists, Level 1

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National Silver and Bronze Medal Winners and State Medalists, Level 2

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Chanson de la Semaine: “Mezanmi”

We studied this song in 8th grade French C and French C Honors this week as part of our unit on Civil Rights, Immigration, and Haïti.

Luck Mervil and Corneille: “Mezanmi”.