Grade 4 & 5: Last Quiz for Term 1

Dear Grade 4 and 5 parents,

There will be a third and final written quiz for term 1 coming up. Spelling does NOT need to be memorized for this quiz.

As it is the end of term, there will not be time for any retests unfortunately this time. Students should be ready the first time they write it.

Grade 4: November 21 (Tuesday)
-Section C and fill-in the blanks for the story COMMENT Y ALLER

Grade 5: November 22 (Wednesday)

Section B and fill-in the blanks for the story LOUIS LA GRENOUILLE

Students should be reviewing both Quizlet and the PORTAL at home.

As well, Quizizz codes have been given to grade 4.

Kahoot and Quizizz codes will be available for home practice. For Kahoot, the mobile apps  should be downloaded in order to be able to play.



Dear Grade 4 and 5 parents,

French with the grades 4 and 5 students has been a very fun and productive time so far this term!

Once a year, I will be asking each child to bring a prize (about $3-5 value) for our auctions (“ventes aux enchères”).

Items from home are welcome as well as prizes.

Examples of prizes include toys, stationary, stickers, books, candy, souvenirs, etc. The prizes are greatly appreciated by Monsieur Lai and all the students. Students earn euros throughout the year to spend at the auctions, held every two to three months.

Also, the number of euros each student receives is also recorded for marks. They can receive euros in the following ways:

Doing well on quizzes/tests/homework
helping the teacher/friends, and
answering questions in class.
I appreciate your help with these. I will bring some prizes myself to each class as well. If you have any questions, please email me.

***Auctions will occur during in the months of:

1. November

Grade 4 – November 14

These are the students bringing prizes for the November auction:

4S Cameron, Anson, Dylan, Hannah, Heman

4L Sarah, Vannice, Ethan, Matthew, Josh, Emillie

4E Enoch, Ella, Samantha, Gladys, Gabriel, Summer

Grade 5 – November 8

Grade 5 names have been added to Edmodo

2. End of January

3. March (before Spring Break)

4. June (end of the year)

Quizzes for Grade 4 and 5 Classes

Dear Grade 4 and 5 parents,

We will be having our second quiz of the term coming up. These were announced a week ago. Both are on the plays. There will be multiple choice, true/false, and fill-in the blank. Spelling only counts if they copy it wrong from the question (therefore it does not specifically need to be memorized). Students should still review the current Quizlet and Portal sections, along with studying any of the worksheets we have completed so far. Scripts are available on the downloads section in both English and French. If they are have any questions with the plays, they should spend time reading them in English.

Grade Four Quiz: Tuesday, Oct 31

Grade Five Quiz: Monday, Oct 30

The grade 5s should have joined my Edmodo class. Future announcements and information will be made there and not here on the blog.

Mr. Lai

Current Sections for All Grades

Dear Grade 1-5 parents,

Here is the current pace for what to study on Quizlet and the AIM Portal.
In the portal, always choose the sections that are closest to the top of the section on the far right (The first set of actions from the top):

Each grade has different list of words. Most of the sections correspond exactly with the Quizlet Sections.

Grade 1
Sections A and B

Grade 2
Section E with review of Sections A B C and D

Grade 3
Section E with review of Sections A B C and D

Grade 4
Sections A B and C

Grade 5
Sections A and B

Reminder that the portal is and Quizlet is at and in the App Store. All students should be reviewing a minimum of 20 minutes per week total for both resources. This is monitored and will count towards their homework mark for report cards. Within Quizlet (In the browser), you can print off the bilingual lists using the … button.

Some students still have not yet logged into the portal and Quizlet. Please let me know if you need assistance with usernames and passwords.

Mr. Lai (

How to Leave Last Year’s Quizlet Class

To all grade 2-5 parents,

Most of you have joined the correct Quizlet classes for this year. If not, please scroll down a few posts to ensure you’re in the current year (2017-2018).

If you wish to leave last year’s Quizlet class in order to not have too many choices within the app, you can do so using a browser and NOT the Quizlet app. You can do this on, even from an iPhone or iPad.

  1. In the class mode, find the three dots “…”
  2. Select “Drop class”
  3. It will ask: “Are you sure?” Select “Yes, leave this class”

That’s it!

Grade 4 and 5 First Quizzes!

Dear Grade 4 and 5 parents,

There will be a written quiz in the next few days.

We have studied these words since the beginning of school French spelling does NOT count this time. Both the PORTAL and Quizlet will be helpful for home review. Students should study the appropriate sections.

Grade 5 will take place THURSDAY, September 28

Section A Louis la Grenouille (Paper copy of definitions have been handed out)
1. Matching

2. English Definitions

3. Fill in the blanks  (The crossword from Monday is an example)

Grade 4 will take place on TUESDAY, October 3

Sections A and B Comment Y aller (A paper copy will be handed out on September 28)

1. Matching

2. English Definitions

3. Fill in the blanks


Dear parents,

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”.

Mr. Lai

Welcome Back 2017-2018!

Dear Parents,

Thanks for reading the French at RCS blog! Please subscribe to it by adding your email in the box. You will be notified when I publish a new post.

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HERE is the welcome back newsletter for all parents in case you missed it at Meet the Teacher Night.



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 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.

Grade 1

Grade 2:

Grade 3:

Grade 4:

Grade 5:


In the upcoming, your child will be receiving a username and password for accessing the new French ONLINE portal. For MOST students, it will be the same login and password as AR. 

Even if you possess a copy of the old DVDs, please use the online portal instead, as I am able to track student use and progress over the year. It is important to not go ahead of the assigned section.

Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions:

I look forward to another year of languages with your child!

Mr. Lai

Grade 4 and 5 Quizzes!

Dear Grade 4E, 4S and all Grade 5 parents,

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 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.

Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quizzes Upcoming!

Dear parents,

As we approach the end of the year, we will have some assessments in next few weeks. Quizlet is beneficial for all grade 3-5 quizzes coming.

Grade 3s will have their first official written quiz on Wednesday, May 24. 

There will be multiple choice questions / true false / sorting on the story we have been studying: Les Animaux du Bayou 

Spelling does NOT need to be memorized for gr 3.

Grade 4S and 4E Quiz: Thursday, May 18

Only one week notice for this, as it is only on vocabulary (Section A of l’arbre Ungali), and not the story. Spelling does count. There won’t be full sentences required for this one.

Grade 5 quiz information is on Edmodo. Lots of information and attachments are there. Please ensure your child has been checking there regularly.

5F and 5P: May 25 .
5S: May 24

Vrai ou Faux, with corrections in full sentences for “les faux”
Mets les mots en ordre . 3-4 sentences
Questions Totales 3-4
Questions Partielles – Know all the question words and what is required

Less focus on the vocabulary, as that was quiz #1. There will not be a “definitions” section.

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