Unit 3 Action to Protect our Environment

We finished our Celebration Unit. Students had learned some Chinese legents, such as Legend of Monster Nian, Legend of Laba Porriage, Legend of Jiaozi, Legend of Yuanxiao. Students also enjoyed making and eating Chinese New Year food. Some photos showing students’ learning are stored in their Chinese notebook.

We have started our new unit of Action to Protect our Environment .                                    Central Idea: We can each make a difference to the world through community action.       Students are learning a comic story to inspire them to take a variety of daily actions that impact our own, home and community.                                                                                 At the end of the unit, students will be able to create a slogan to encourage people to take small actions and explain why and how. In addition to it, Novice 2 and 3 students will create a story to apply the language they learned.

Unit 3 Who We Are

We finished our Celebration Unit. Students have been engaged in a variety of learning, such as retelling the legend of 12 Chinese Zodiac, paper cutting and reading.

We have started our new unit of Who We Are.                                                            Central Idea: Communication enables us to connect and understand more about ourselves and others.                                                                                                           We are learning about the our personal information of our own and our friends at UNIS.  At the end of the unit, Novice 1 students will be able to talk about themselves regarding name, nationality, age, colors and animals they like, as well as activities they like to do, school, grade and class they are in, subjects they like/dislike in comparison to their friends at UNIS. In addition to what Novice 1 can do, Novice 2 students will be able to create a digital book or in other format to compare themselves with their friends regarding birthday, feelings, family, where they live, arranging play date, use of but, because, etc.

Unit 3 Healthy Life Choices

We finished our Celebration Unit. Students have been engaged in a variety of learning, such as information gap about the 12 Chinese Zodiac, learning language through the traditional Chinese games, paper cutting and eating Chinese New Year food.

We have started our new unit of Healthy Life Choices.                                                            Central Idea: The choices people make affect their health and well-being.                        We are learning about making healthy choices regarding vegetables, fruit, drinks and exercises. We visited the school garden to recognize different vegetables, we will make fruit juice and other healthy food.                                                                                          At the end of the unit, students will be able to produce a poster or in other format with their goal for themselves regarding how can they be healthier.

Unit 3 Who We Are

We finished our Celebration Unit. Students have been engaged in a variety of learning, such as creating a rhyme for the Legend of Monster Nian, learning language through the traditional Chinese games and eating Chinese New Year food. Some photos showing students’ learning are stored in their Chinese notebook.

We have started our new unit of Who We Are.                                                            Central Idea: Communication enables us to connect and understand more about ourselves and others.                                                                                                           We are learning about the personal information about some Significant People whom are explored by our students in their homeroom, such as Walt Disney, Eric Carle, Dr. Sue, Mar Polo, etc.                                                                                                                    At the end of the unit, students will be able to tell the name, country, what significant things they did. In addition, students will be able to talk about themselves regarding name, nationality, age, colors and animals they like, as well as activities they like to do. They will create a photo frame with all their personal information at the back side.

Unit 3 : Grade 5 and their futur professions.

Bonjour la classe 5,

We are have almost reached the end of our unit ( describing our family). One of the last part was to discuss what professions our family does and what professions we would like to do when we are older. Students had the possibility to use the conditional tense in this unit and they shared in a short sentence what they would like to do in the futur and why. You can check their messages on this Flipgrid below.

Enjoy!

Unité 3 : Comment nous nous organisons.

Bonjour !

Our students are very excited because we are learning about food! Under the transdisciplinary theme of How we organize ourselves, and our central idea. A community is made of people and places, and the language they use to exchange objects, we have listed a fair amount of food and inquired about the concept of quantity in French. After looking at a few situations involving buying food, we are now ready to create a series of skits.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to identify jobs people do in a shop;
  • Students will be able to communicate politely in a shop;
  • Students will be able to order food and drinks;
  • Students will be able to understand more about the concept of quantity in French.

 

Students will share their process of writing a dialogue in a shop during our Open Classrooms on March 15th.

Au revoir !

Unité 2 : Qui nous sommes.

Bonjour !

Our students are very excited because we are learning about food! Under the transdisciplinary theme of Who we are, and our central idea People can express preferences and make different choices, we have listed a fair amount of food we like. We always meet before lunch so talking made us all so hungry. So we created and prepared our own fruit salad before the holidays, and we came back for more last week with crepes! We made a blog post about our culinary experiences today.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to talk about food they like or don’t;
  • Students will be able to read a recipe and prepare food;
  • Students will be able to order food and drinks;
  • Students will be able to understand more about the concept of verb in French.

Students particularly enjoyed eating the food but they were so fast there are no pictures, sorry !

Au revoir !

Unit 3 : Describing my family with French Novice 3 ( Grade 5)

Bonjour,

We have been working very hard the last month in our unit called ” Describing my family”.  Students learned new vocabulary and they focused on the writing part of the language.

Last week, students had to write a minimum of 150 words with a 45 minutes limited time and using no electronics translator and dictionary. They had to describe 5 members of their family in details ( physics and personality). The aim of this assessment was to prepare students for more challenging writing assignment than will take place in MYP next year and also to make them aware of how much they can actually write in french in a limited time.

They all did a fantastic job and I am very proud to share their work below. All students worked hard and were able to write so much about their members of their family. If you wish to read their work, just click on their image and download it on your device.

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Unité 2 : Comment nous nous exprimons.

Bonjour !

It was great to see you last week for our Parent-Teacher conferences and to share learning strategies.

Our students are now getting into more conceptual understanding. Under the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves, and our central idea Language can be used to describe and see our environment differently, students dig deeper into the concept of gender. They learnt that objects have a gender too!

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to describe class items using colours applying the concept of gender;
  • Students will be able to take various actions at school;
  • Students will be able to connect the days of the week with their own weekly routine;
  • Students will be able to express their preferences in terms of activities at school.

Students particularly enjoyed checking their understanding of colours with Super Mini !

Au revoir !

What’s going on G5 French novice 2?

Bonjour,

We have just finished our unit on time and transportation. We looked at the 24 hours clock and the 12 hours x 2 clock: It was challenging but fun!

Next unit, we are going to study animals, the way to describe them physically and with their behavior. And we have animal’s lover in the classroom so that should keep their interest high.