French B

Espion Secret



Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 4.03.00 PMFrench B students presented themselves as an imaginary ESPION (spy) they had created as a review activity.  They practiced adjectives, describing the character traits and physical traits of their undercover persona along with things like where they live and languages they speak along with what they do in their job everyday, things they are going to do as a spy and things they “just did”.

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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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Foreign Language Assocation of GA Winners!

Congratulations to French and Spanish middle school students who traveled to Decatur HS on March 29th for the Foreign Language of Georgia Oral Speaking Competition. The 7th graders competed at high school Level 1, and the 8th graders competed at Level 2. Each student was interviewed one-on-one with a language teacher from a different school. They were evaluated on the difficulty of grammar structures and vocabulary used. After engaging in a dialogue with the teacher, they also described a picture in the target language. All of our students earned a Superior (top honor) or Excellent rating.

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Mardi Gras Masks & Crêpes 2014

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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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Body Tracing

French B students practiced our new vocabulary for Body Parts and also reviewed vocabulary for clothing and adjective agreement by creating some new classmates today.  After consulting the rubric, students traced a partner’s body with a marker, printed out some faces to attach, and then decorated and labeled 20 body parts, 8 items of clothing, described by colors.  Here are some photos as they work.

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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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“Nos Livres” in French A and B

Both French A and B worked on creating books with a partner last week.  French A wrote stories about going to school, practicing the verb ALLER along with many other verbs we have learned this year, subjects to study at school, and times of day.  French B based their book on a popular children’s book called “No, David!”.  They wrote original French commands for the pictures in the book and also drew some of their own pictures.  Here is a small sample of their work.

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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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