La vie quotidienne de Cendrillon

Honors French C has been working on reflexive verbs along with the vocabulary for household chores.  We created presentations retelling the story of Cinderella/Cendrillon on the PhotoPeach Website.

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Météo: French B Weather Reports

Art Lesson

In Honors French we are beginning a lesson on how to talk about art in French, so we invited Mrs. Sibley to come in and give us an introduction on how to read a painting. She also taught us about the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and Beaubourg and got us up to speed on the different types of art found in the Louvre vs. Orsay and how you recognize an Impressionist painting.  Merci, Mrs. Sibley!

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Speed Dating

French B students practiced new vocabulary about shopping for clothing and recycled old vocab with an activity we call “speed dating”. Students spend 1-2 minutes facing a partner before moving to another desk, in a circular pattern.  On each desk they find a card that matches the card their partner has, giving them a task to accomplish through negotiation with their partner and practice. The next day, students were quizzed on one of the card sets, chosen at random.

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Paper Bears

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 12.12.48 PMFrench B has just started a Unit about shopping and our first lesson includes clothing vocabulary. Today we practiced talking about what people (well….bears) wear by working as a whole class and also in smaller groups to describe clothing being worn.  First, I modeled for the students how to say what the bear is wearing (L’ours porte…). Students would describe to their classmates 5-7 items of clothing worn by the bear. All of the other students in the group or class would use the paper clothing cutouts to dress their bear.  Once the bear was dressed, another student would call back the correct outfit as a check.  We enjoyed giving the bear strange combinations of clothing and then all laughed, announcing “l’ours est nu” as he got ready for his next outfit of the day. #OOTD

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Monsieur Anderson drops by for some French

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French B students practiced vocabulary, grammar, and geography of French-speaking West Africa today with an activity designed to have them work together in teams to think about French in context as they solved a puzzle we call “Le Serpent”.

 

FRENCH B listening activity

 

Activité 1

Activité 2

SYNTHESE

 

La Rentrée 2015 BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO FRANÇAIS!

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Eiffel Tower

French C Honors playing the “Eiffel Tower” game.  Each group of 3-4 has a “juge” with all of the questions and answers.  Players compete to write the correct answer (as determined by the “juge”) and are allowed to climb up one spot on the Tower for each correct answer.  If no players get the right response, the “juge” climbs up one spot.    Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 11.55.27 AMScreen Shot 2015-01-22 at 11.55.19 AM

 

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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