Beginning this year, all students at RCS who are studying French will be using a new online student portal to access the French resources formerly found on the DVD. Even if you currently possess a copy of the old DVD, please use this new online portal instead, as I will be using it to track how frequently students are reviewing their French at home. I have told all the students that they should spend a minimum of 20 minutes TOTAL of both the PORTAL and QUIZLET per week. This can vary week to week. Quizlet is helpful for spelling, and the PORTAL is helpful for the actions, and things video related.
All students between Grades 2 & 5 have been introduced to this new French AIM PORTAL. I have shown each student their username and password. I will show the grade ones how to log in and give the grade 1 teachers the login information soon as well.
To access the AIM online student portal, please click on the following link, then enter your username and password. For most students, username will be the same as AR (There were a few exceptions where that username was already taken). For ALL students, passwords will be the same as AR.
For families with multiple students, each student must log in separately in order to access the relevant material.
The vocabulary sections that you will need to be reviewing for homework can be found on the “regarder des vidéos”section of the website. Scroll down to “les actions”, and click on the relevant section. I will soon be uploading the wordlists under the “DOWNLOADS for PARENTS section”.
If you are having difficulties with logging in, please contact me via email. I will reply within 24 hours.
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HERE is the welcome back newsletter for all parents in case you missed it at Meet the Teacher Night.
HOME REVIEW: 2 METHODS
Quizlet has been an amazing tool for home review. Here are the new Quizlet classes for home review of vocabulary words. Last years classes are no longer valid. These are automatic links. Please join the class that your children are enrolled in this year. Sets/Material will be added throughout the year. They will contain French and English meanings of all words that we learn. If you haven’t signed up for Quizlet yet, please register for an account at quizlet.com. You can also download the app (free) for your iOS device here. Tell your child the screen name so that they can relay that info to me.
Last quizzes of the year are next week. Students were told of these dates over a week ago.
Grade 4 (Monday, June 12)
L’arbre Ungali, section B, plus questions based on the play.
Questions will be very similar to what has been assigned for homework:
a. Multiple choice/fill in the blanks
b. Total Questions – We have worked on these for a while now.
c. Put sentence words in order
If students feel like they need the script during the quiz, please let me know.
Online practice quiz:
1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
2. Enter the 6-digit game code 600455 , and click “Proceed”
3. Now enter your name and click “Join Game!”
4. You will get an avatar, and then see a “Start Game” button. Click it to begin!
Grade 5 (5F and 5P: Thursday, June 15, 5S: Wednesday, June 14
-ER verbs (meanings and conjugations)
-All related worksheets should be studied.
-students must know the meanings and endings of the subjects (Je/tu/il/elle/etc)
Practice quizzes are available online; all info is on Edmodo.
As the end of term 2 approaches, we will be having written quizzes in the near future. As usual, regular practice at home using Quizlet is necessary for student success.
Grade 4S et 4E will write two (smaller) quizzes on February 20 and 27:
1. Feb 20 will be based on the French O Canada
Spelling does not count, but students should study the Quizlet set to ensure they know the meanings. They should be able to fill in the blanks for majority of the anthem.
2. Feb 27 will be on sections C and D of Comment y aller. There will also be general questions about the play, as well as definitions in BOTH languages. Spelling counts, but half marks will be given if there are spelling errors.
“Les Phrases Bizarres” (Coloured good copy) are due February 16.
Grade 5 will have their “Double verbs” quiz on February 20 (5F and 5S) and February 22 (5P)
All info is on Edmodo. Students should be reviewing their worksheets and the two different sets on Quizlet. All students should be practicing the online quiz
All students will be learning the French lyrics to our national anthem. I have included the lyrics (and translation), along with two videos to help with home practice. I have also created a brand new Quizlet set that will help with vocabulary.
Dear parents of new and 2nd year students in Grades 2-5, The after-school French group for new students will begin next week (January 16). It will take place in the 1C room from 3:00-3:30PM on Mondays. There is NO NEED to register online like the other clubs. If your child is new to RCS this year, they are expected to be there. If they are in their second year, they are invited but not obligated to come. We will follow the club schedule, so I will let the students know when we take a break until the Term 3 group begins. When there is the group, please plan to pick up your child promptly at 3:30pm. All students in the group are allowed (only) one unexcused absence. If you do not wish your child attend, please email me as soon as possible at email@example.com.
Some of the students should have brought home their French duo-tangs this weekend. This was for people who did not manage to finish during the class time.
Students should refer to the French and English scripts available in the Downloads section. Students should visit me before school if they have any questions. There are NOT any written quizzes this term.
Students in grade 3 are assessed on their participation and effort during the class.
There will be multiple choice questions and definitions in English and French. Students should be familiar with the play Comment y aller (They have the script). English copies are available in the downloads section.
Grade 5S and 5F: November 14 (Monday) 5P: November 16 (Wednesday)
Section A of Louis la grenouille and the set with images. Students do not have to know details of the play. There will be:
Matching/definitions in English and French
Fill in the blanks.
Grade 5 students should be using Edmodo and keeping up with announcements there.