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 !

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 !

Unité 3 : La dispute !

Bonjour !

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

It is our Unit 3 under the year-long transdisciplinary theme of Who We Are, and our central idea is Languages allow me to communicate with the world.  Our world is the Grade 1 community so we have learnt how to name our country and how to say Bonjour in all the languages we speak in Grade 1. It was great to see our students greet each other in so many ways! We also learnt that disagreements are part of our world and that we need to work together and learn certain phrases to solve problems. Next week we will work on our written presentation and try to use full sentences to introduce ourselves.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to say where they come from;
  • Students will be able to list the languages they speak;
  • Students will inquire about simple sentences that say a lot about themselves and their environment.

Au revoir !

Unité 3 : Comment nous nous exprimons.

Bonjour !

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

Our students are now getting to the core of what learning another language is. Under the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves, and our central idea The complexity of language allows us to express our identities with a different perspective, students dig deeper into what they know about their language and how it looks like in another language.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to describe pets and animals, further inquiring about gender and number concepts in French;
  • Students will be able to talk about age;
  • Students will inquire about verbs and how they differ from one usage to another;
  • Students will nurture their curiosity and talk about one’s preferences.

Students can now talk about our pets or random animals and describe them thoroughly.

Students were able to update their introduction with such information as well as their age. Talking about age allows us to pay closer attention to verbs and their meaning in French and other languages.

Next week we will carry on with conceptual understanding inquiring about verbs and how they change form in relation with pronouns.

We will finish our unit sharing what our favourite stuff are.

Au revoir !

Unités 1 et 2 : Qui nous sommes et comment nous nous exprimons.

Bonjour !

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 🙂

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • 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).

Au revoir !

Unité 1 : Qu’est-ce qu’il fait ? Qu’est-ce qu’elle fait ?

Bonjour !

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).

Au revoir !

 

Unité 1 : Les 5 sens.

Bonjour !

During our first unit, we’ve been learning a lot about accessories and we had a lot of fun expressing ourselves.

Now we are exploring our five sense identifying actions and things connected to our senses.

Please note that you are welcome to come to your child’s French class on Thursday 30th November for ES Open Classrooms, 10:55-11:35am, in B8-109 (library building).

Au revoir !

Unité 2 : Comment nous nous exprimons.

Bonjour !

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!

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to count up to 100 000 and practice with the concept of plural;
  • Students will be able to ask for permission;
  • Students will be able to express their interests at school.

We will focus on being communicator and reflective learners, showing cooperation and appreciation.

Please note that you are welcome to come to your child’s French class on Thursday 30th November for ES Open Classrooms, 2:15-2:55pm, in B8-109 (library building).

Au revoir !