Time went so fast that we are already in the middle of our unit 2!
Looking back at our unit 1, we’ve learnt a lot about:
introducing myself and other people, including nationalities and languages spoken;
counting up to 69 – and get a glimpse about how tricky it gets between 70 and 100;
Concepts of gender and number in French.
Our unit 2 is under the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves, and our central idea is Language can be used to describe and our environment differently. We’ve learnt about school items and how objects have gender too – it’s always so funny to see how they adapt so quickly to a table being female and a carpet being male 🙂
Students will be able to identify objects and actions in the classroom;
Students will be able to describe with adjectives – colours and feelings;
Students will inquire further about gender and number concepts in French;
Students will inquire about verbs and how they are connected to pronouns;
Students will ask and answer questions that help to describe our environment.
We’ve connected class items to actions and observed how a verb and an object can look the same but have a different function: Avec une gomme, je gomme. Avec un taille-crayon, je taille un crayon.This week we’ve inquired about colours and realised that adjectives of colours also agree in gender and number, like the object they are attached to.
Please note that you are welcome to come to your child’s French class on Thursday 30th November for ES Open Classrooms, 12:30-1:10pm, in B8-109 (library building).
On Wednesday and today we completed our mid-unit assessment for our first unit. We checked our knowledge about actions, numbers up to 39 and basic questioning and answering before moving on the second part of the unit. We assessed ourselves with the 4 skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing. On Monday, we will assess our previous knowledge about colours. Remember, we learnt our colours back in Grade 1, and I am sure we still remember them quite well! We will watch a video to start brainstorming, then we will listen to a song to start inquiring about colours and gender in French.
Please note that you are welcome to come to your child’s French class on Friday December 1st for ES Open Classrooms, 8:25-9:05, in B8-109 (library building).
This week we have started our unit 2 in Grade 4 under the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves, and our central idea is In everyday life language, wishes are often related to respect. This week we learnt how to count up to 10 000. We used our knowledge about high numbers and got into character wishing to eat like an ogre, which means a lot!
Looking back at our first unit, we learnt a lot about celebrations and seasons, what to wear or to do according to the weather. We also shared about the cities we would like to go to and where we will spend winter holidays.
It was great to see how much our culture impacts our perspective on seasons, celebrations, and destinations.
This week we have started our unit 2 in Grade 1 under the year-long transdisciplinary theme of Who We Are, and our central idea is languages allow me to communicate with the world. This week we learnt about everyone’s family. It was great to observe similarities and differences between our families. Can you spot your name in the picture below?!
We also learnt 2 songs, a French nursery rhyme, and another one that didn’t seem that new!
This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 1 under the year-long transdisciplinary theme of Who We Are, and our central idea is languages allow me to communicate with the world. This week we learnt about how the alphabet sound in French and what our name looks like in cursive writing. We also learnt the name of a few objects and persons, like in this video:
This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 4 under the transdisciplinary theme of Where we Are in Place and Time, and our central idea is we create different habits through cycles. This week we inquired about people’s important celebrations like birthdays and national days. We noticed that Autumn looks different for some of us and celebrated Avik’s birthday today!
This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 3 under the transdisciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves, and our central idea is Our five senses give us a language to describe the world around us. This week we learnt about our head, eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair like in this video
This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 2 under the transdisciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves, and our central idea is We can use our language to describe the things we do, say and see everyday. This week we met with Maggie, Léo, Alice, Jeanne Legrand and Luc Legrand, characters from Les Loustics (Hachette FLE edition) that will give us lots of ideas on how to talk about someone.