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 $3-4 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.
All students have been introduced to Quizlet by now. (The Grade 1s were taught how to join today). Grades 4 and 5 have already signed up. So far, Grades 1-3 students have about a 30% signup rate.
Quizlet is an essential way to practice important vocabulary at home on any device (computer/phone/tablet). I have also just created new sets with images for all five grades. Please have your child practice as much as needed (1-2 times a week minimum).
If you have not joined yet, please take two minutes and sign up. Create a username and password. Then join the appropriate link for 2016-2017. Click here to get the links.
Quizlet has proven to be an excellent way to review material at home. Test results have been very good since we have begun using Quizlet.
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Here are the new Quizlet classes for home review of vocabulary words. 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.
4S and 4E will have a French quiz this Wednesday, April 27.. The quiz was announced on April 14. It will be similar to the past few quizzes we have had. It will be on
-Vocabulary fo Section A of L’arbre Ungali
-Multiple choice questions based on the play
Students should study the various sets in Quizlet, along with downloading/reading over the scripts (in English and French) here on this blog. Finally, they should look over their work on pages 18-21(in their duo-tangs) that we covered during the past two weeks.
Quizlet has proven to be a very effective way for students to study vocabulary at home. Many new students this year have done a great job “catching up” by reviewing at home on their iPads or computers. Students can review the flashcards first and then play different games.
I have just added and updated the current sets with images.
This is our current pace:
Le petit chat cherche une famille, Sections A B and C
Grade 4s (4S and 4E only) will have a quiz on February 11 on the following:
1. Vocabulary section E of comment y aller. Students should study on Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_17ws03
2. Also, the students will need to know the question words (handout this past Wednesday): https://quizlet.com/_1zoaf4 (This is a new, correct set. The previous was incorrect)
3. There will be general questions based on the play (Comment y aller) that we have been studying since October.
Specific spelling does not have to be memorized, but students need to correctly answer part three in complete sentences, and try to spell the words to their best ability.
There will be one more short quiz before the end of February for Grade 4s.
Grade 5s have a quiz on “Les Contraires” (Opposites). The list was handed out one month ago, and is available on Quizlet as well here: https://quizlet.com/_v7wov
Spelling does not have to be memorized, but students need to recognize masculine vs feminine adjectives
5K and 5F: Monday, Feb 15
5P: Thursday, Feb 11
Any students requiring extra help are encouraged to email me or find me before/after school.
Dear parents of new students in Grades 3-5, The after-school French group for new students will begin next week (January 11). It will take place in the 1C room from 3:00-3:30PM on Mondays. 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. If you do not wish your child attend, please email me as soon as possible at email@example.com.