Audio files (mp3s) of word lists now available.

Last year, two parents graciously helped me record both the French and English pronunciations of all the words that we learn.  These words are in the same order as the dvd.   They will be beneficial for oral practice at home, and may be put into your mp3 players such as iPods, iPhones and iPads.

These are now available under the “downloads for parents” section.  Please email me for the password if you don’t know it.

slai@richmondchristian.ca

After-school French group begins in term 2 (First class December 12!)

Dear grade four and five parents,

If you feel that your child needs extra help on a weekly basis, I will be beginning my group at the beginning of term 2.  This group will work on homework and also on catching up to the appropriate level of the class.  If you are interested, please email me at slai@richmondchristian.ca    I will limit the group to only 8 people, as I have to do it in Mrs. Ho’s small room.  Regular attendance and good behaviour and work ethic is expected.  Primary preference will be given to new students to French.

 

**Update:  We are now able to raise the class number to fifteen, but the list is full!  I will put the class list under the Downloads for parents section soon.  We will act as a school club, following the same schedule.  You do NOT need to sign up online if you have already contacted me.  Of course, students are able to join other clubs as well.

We have the opportunity to use Ms. Yen’s classroom with her Smartboard!  Thanks, Ms. Yen!

French group will be from 3:00-3:35PM on Mondays.  We will begin DECEMBER 12 in the 1Y classroom.  Students do not need to bring anything for the first lesson.  Beginning in the new year, we will follow the club schedule.

Grade 5F and 5L French

Grade 5L and 5F students and parents:  Homework will now be posted straight to EDMODO, and not here on this blog.

As a general rule, if any worksheets are not finished during class time, it is always due the FOLLOWING class.

ALL DVDs have arrived! 2nd shipment here!

Dear parents,

DVDs   (Please pay by exact change or check written to RCS)

DVDs ARE NOW available for purchase directly at the office.

Please indicate to the secretaries which grade(s) your child is in.

Grade 1 dvds (The second shipment) are HERE.

Here is a recap of which dvd to purchase.  If the office runs out of a particular dvd, I will order more.

Grade 1: La poule Maboule/Le petit chat cherche une famille  (2 separate dvds for $15 each = $30)

Grades 2 + 4: Histoires en Action #1 (same dvd for both grades)

(DARK BLUE DVD)  ($25)

Grades 2 + 3: Histoires en Action RED dvd   ($25)

Grade 2s will be doing plays from two dvds, but it is not necessary to purchase both.  However, the RED one will be used all of grade 3.

Grade 5 (&6): Histoires en Action #2  (LIGHT BLUE DVD)  ($25)

Raps!

Here are the new raps for term 3.  Have your children rap them for you!

Here is the new primary rap (All classes in grades 1-3)

La classe commence en français

Ouvre la tête, enlève l’anglais

Je mets l’anglais dans la poche, c’est vrai

Et je parle seulement en français!

Grade 1

Je veux une famille et je veux manger aussi.

Alors est-ce que je peux rester ici?

Tu ne peux pas rester ici avec moi!
Ma famille aime les chiens, mais pas les chats!
Je suis désolé, au revoir!

Grade 2

Petite fille, viens ici!
Pourquoi est-ce que tu es partie?

Les trois ours sont gentils!
Et on veut être tes amis!

Grade 3
Je ne sais pas ce que je vais faire.

C’est un jour spécial, c’est mon anniversaire!

Alors je ne reste pas toute seule ici,

Je vais aller voir mes amis, oui!

Audio for pronunciation practice

Here is something a parent suggested that I do.  I’m assuming most parents do not speak French.  These audio files will help you and your children with the pronunciation.  You can download them and add them to your iPhones and iPods to listen.  Students can repeat, but also test themselves by saying the English translation immediately after each word is spoken.

There are MANY sections, so this is an ongoing process.  I can do a few sections at a time.  It will take a while to have ALL the sections completed.  I will take requests for certain sections.  Please indicate the grade your child is in if you are requesting.

Once again, please keep these within the RCS community.

Grade 2: Boucles Violettes: Boucles violettes new words Microsoft word file: boucles violettes new vocabulary

Grade 4: Cya section d Cya section e Email me if you need the word lists.  A lot of you have received this file already if you interviewed with me in October.

Les étoiles! (All-stars)!

I am extremely proud to introduce the grade 2, 3 and 4 all-stars that were chosen this week to perform for younger classes.  Students who showed excellent work in acting/pronunciation and costumes will perform once again next week.

Presentations will take place in the corresponding French classroom

Please make sure you son/daughter has their costumes (and their lines still memorized).  Parents of performing students are welcome to attend.

Presentations will take place DURING school time (not in the evening)

Class Presenting for Time
3B 2S in 2S room Thursday, April 14 at 9:35AM
4EG 2K in 2S room Thursday, April 14 at 9:05AM
4E 3H in 3C room Friday, April 15 at 11:30AM

4E and 4EG will be presenting their plays AFTER Spring Break!

Grade 2 all-stars:

Class Narrateur Premier Deuxième Troisième Loup
2S Bryan Alexa Jesse Perry Jordan
2C Darren Lydia Liam Matthew Alpha
2K Jesse Oscar Esther Katrina Isaac

Grade 3 all-stars:

Class Narrateur Chat Chien Mouton Cheval Roi/Renne
3B Annie Jamie Bianca Rachel Charlotte Aubrey
3C Adrienne Jeremiah Jacob Benjamin Naomi Edward
3H Elizabeth Matthew Britney Hannah Kristy Y Joshua

Grade 4 all-stars:

Class Narrateur Marie/Marc Policière Conducteur Capitaine Zozo
4S Connor Caleb Catherine Joel Katherine Jackson
4E Lauren Michael

Sera

Caleb

Wesley

Connor
4EG Jennifer Rachel Melody Phoebe Lu Jonathan F Michelle

VIDEOS of Play presentations term 2 – Grades 2, 3 and 4

I have made a video of each of the presentations.  If you would like a digital copy, please bring a USB thumb-drive to my office after school and mention the class and the name of your child.  If possible, email me in advance to let me know that you are coming.  I am usually available Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately after school and Fridays beginning at 3:05.

Some videos were filmed using the Quicktime format, while most were filmed in AVI format.   I will not be able to make any dvds.  I am able to convert the Quicktime to Windows if you would like.  Please keep in mind that these videos were originally filmed for the purpose of grading, NOT for making any sort of professional production.  I thought it would be a good idea to share them to parents.

DVDs – How to practice with the DVD

In order to support the work covered in class, and to ensure student success and independence, much of the homework will consist of practicing the gestures and memorizing the play, song and dance.  The DVDs are an extremely useful tool to support the program and can be used as the basis for homework without the need for much parental assistance.  Although purchase of the DVD is optional, I highly recommend obtaining one to aid in language development.

Each grade will do TWO plays per year.

Here is the list of the DVDs being used this year.  I will be making ONE MORE DVD ORDER on the last day of school before Spring Break.  Please email me before Thursday, March 17. If you would like to purchase one, contact me directly at slai@richmondchristian.ca (Do not contact the office):

Grade 1:  2 different dvds:  La Poule Maboule & Le Petit Chat Cherche une Famille  ($15 each)

Grade 2: Histoires en Action #1 (blue dvd) + Histoires en Action Add-on (Red DVD)  ($25 each)

Grade 3: Histoires en Action Add-on (Red DVD) ($25)

Grade 4: Histoires en Action #1 (Blue dvd -same DVD as Grade 2) ($25)

Grade 5: Histoires en Action #2 (Light blue DVD) ($25)

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