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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Paper Bears

French B students are learning vocabulary for shopping and clothing this week.  They’ve been practicing with a paper bear and his/her wardrobe.

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PUPPET SHOWS about HEALTH in FRENCH C HONORS

French C Honors students performed 3 skits they had written for their doctor, nurse, and patient/parent sock puppet creations.  We had a lot of fun watching and we even had Ms. Norton and Mr. Anderson stop by to watch.

 

Learning about Adjectives in French B

French B 7th graders worked through how adjectives change and agree with their noun by putting them in categories the old fashioned way…scissors & glue.

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Rehearsal time!

French C Honors 8th graders rehearse for tomorrow’s health and sickness puppet show.  Our sock puppets are nutty nurses, crazy doctors, concerned parents, and French speaking children with broken limbs…among other issues….stay tuned for the shows!

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