JEUX/GAMES/LEARNING ACTIVITIES

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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les Requins/Shark Game

French B and Honors French C played the Shark Game to review material last week.  Here are some pictures of the classes.

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Les Monstres: practicing body parts and adjectives

French B students work in pairs or teams of 3 this week to write a description of a monster using body parts and a variety of adjectives.  We then traded the descriptions with another team who had to draw the monster from the description given.  Finally, we gave the monster and description to a third team who was responsible for labeling the monster drawing in French.  Students practiced writing and reading comprehension at their level with this activity and had fun imagining and creating the monsters.

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Vocabulary Review in French C

French C Honors students reviewed vocabulary about travel with two games: “Sur la tête” and “Noodle”.  In the first game, students compete to circle a specific vocab word.  They have to keep their marker on their head before that word is called.

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Noodle

A great game for the gym or a few minutes outside!  Each student is provided with a large flashcard picture of a vocabulary word.  They then form a circle, holding their cards in front of them so all can see.  One player is given a pool noodle and goes in the middle of the circle.  They call out one of the vocabulary words being held by the other students.  They then must count to 3…1 Mississippi…2… before trying to tap the student holding that particular card with their pool noodle (you have to make rules about how hard you can hit and where, of course).  Meanwhile, the student whose vocab word was just called cannot move their feet and must call out someone else’s vocab word before being hit with the pool noodle.  If they are successful, the student in the center has to change course and look for the person holding this new vocab word (and now this player must yell out yet another vocab word before begin hit by the noodle).  When hit by the noodle, you are “it”.  Students should exchange vocab words from time to time.

 

Stations in French B

French B students rotated through 4 different 10 minute stations today as we reviewed for tomorrow’s Unit test.  The four stations included practice of questions and answers that will be tested orally, a chance to correct the review sheets from homework with a key, a game of Va pêcher (Go Fish) and a game of Navire de Guerre (Battleship), both focused on vocabulary.

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Qui est-ce? and Puzzle review in French B

French B met at the end of the day today. We reviewed vocabulary about table settings with a game of Qui est-ce? and then a puzzle competition before today’s quiz.  We all were inspired to take the quiz with a sweet prize for winning the game or successfully completing the puzzle!

(Each student was given an object for the table and then I  secretly wrote down the name of one student and selected another random student to begin.  The student tried to guess the name of the student I wrote by saying the French word for the object that student had.  If they correctly guessed, they won that round. )

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Mettons la table!

French B students are learning the vocabulary for place settings and reviewing how to give commands.  We had fun practicing these skills as a whole class and with a partner, creating masterpiece sculptures with plastic and paper dishware.

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24-hour clock: Quelle heure est-il?

French A students practiced using the 24-hour clock system used on French schedules.  They manipulated “French alarm clocks” that I designed. While working as a whole class and then in pairs, they worked on going back and forth between “French style” and “American style” time.

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Human Clocks

French A students were given 10 minutes to create a clock with certain labeling requirements (things like et demie, et quart, moins le quart). Then we worked in pairs to practice telling time using our hands…and feet…and heads…as the clock hands.  I called out certain times, for example “Il est cinq heures moins le quart” and students had to work together to show the correct times before I said Tic Tic Boom.  They earned a point for their team if they had the correct time displayed.  Another day, we will learn about the 24 hour clock, add those numbers, and practice how to “calculate” the time in the 12-hour clock.

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Partner Bingo Vocab Practice

Students are given an empty Bingo board to fill in using vocabulary from our new list. They then compete against a partner to get a BINGO! first by taking turns “calling” the vocabulary for their partner who cannot see what is written on their partner’s board.  It is sort of like backwards “Battleship”.

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