French Studies

French update

Salut Grade 2 Parents!

The past two weeks, the students have been exposed to many interesting activities. Earlier this week, we arranged a video call with one of their classmates who is currently living in Paris and he has expressed the desire to see and speak to his old friends. As a result, all the students

had prepared a French question in advance about his school, hobbies, sports, animals, weather, food, new friends etc. It went very well and now the next step is to send him a short letter towards spring. Regarding their reading, they are improving by leaps and bounds. Not only is their accent better but their speed and fluency have improved as well. Every friday I always read with each one of them. This week, we started exploring some tales from Greek mythology, such as the Minotaur in the maze. They are so fascinated and by reading the story, they will acquire new vocabulary and they will try to do a comprehension activity.

Finally, they all did so well on the quiz with all the words. They were able to find the English meaning, to find the correct picture when they heard the word (the purpose of this is to identify the sound) and to read the sentences and do the drawing. I was so impressed with their enthusiasm. Their positive action combined with positive thinking results in success!

 

 

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French Update

Salut les parents!

L`hiver est ici et comme dit un proverbe chinois `Un mot doux peut réchauffer trois mois d`hiver` (winter is finally here, and according to a chinese proverb saying, just a kind word is enough to warm 3 winter months),
On that note, I would like to thank you for your support with Je lis program. It’s so important for our kiddos to practice their reading every day to improve their pronunciation, their fluency, and their comprehension skills. Not only do they get familiar with the different sounds that we keep exploring, but they also recognize commonly used words and phrases (articles, verbs etc) . For this week I have assigned 3 books due until Thursday.
Another thing that made me proud was to hear their presentation about autumn (at the end of each topic there will always be a presentation and we will always have a different guest). All of them presented proudly in front of Ms. Gordon what they like about autumn, what they touch, hear, taste, and see during this season. Bravo les amis! Finally, I am sure most of you have heard your kids singing the song `On ecrit sur les murs` more than once. One of the best ways to learn a language is through songs which help you retain words and expressions more effectively. I have put the lyrics in your child’s note tote. You can sing along with them if you want.

Have a nice and bright week!

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French Update

Salut les parents,

This week the students learned the last verses of the French song “I have peace ” for the ceremony on Friday in commemoration of Remembrance Day. We continued with the new sound ‘UI’ always revisiting the old sounds and making sentences orally. I was surprised to see how excited they were when we talked about les articles definis and their use. The homework for next friday will be to complete the booklets on the sounds (the number of pages vary for each student depending on how much they did in class). I do urge you to go over one page per day so that they can practice reading the words and also make the sentences. This week I am sending you the accounts for ‘Je Lis’ where I have assigned 2 books for them to read and record.

A tout a l’heure!

French Studies

French update

Salut  les parents,

This week we completed the first part of our dictée.  I was very pleased with the results and the children’s enthusiasm.  On Monday we will continue with part 2 (making sentences 2-5) and part 3 (optional-enrichment) and I will send their notebooks home so you can sign them.  You will also receive the homework for next week (it’s due on Friday).  It is a booklet with different activities related to autumn, we have been practicing the vocabulary all this time so most of it is already familiar to them. They can do one page per day.  In addition, I am sending you the following links where kids can practice the sound CH, GN, OI, EU playing.  In class we do syllable recognition, as well as reading practice all of the time. Finally, this week’s challenge for the students is the definite article LE, LA, L’, LES and its use.  Stay tuned!

https://apprendrealire.net/son-eu/220-replacer-les-syllabes 

https://apprendrealire.net/son-oi/127-replacer-les-syllabes

https://apprendrealire.net/son-ch/160-jeu

https://apprendrealire.net/son-gn/254-replacer-les-syllabes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Class Update

Bonsoir les parents,

This week we continued with our complex sounds,we have covered already,EU,EUR,OI,CH,GN,PH and the students always read in class the words and sentences,make their own phrases with the vocabulary plus other useful expressions,do syllable recognition and spell the words.We have started our new topic, the fall, meanwhile we revised the days,months and seasons of the year.The following weeks i plan on working with each one of them separately with the aim of assessing their reading and writing skills and identify the areas that need further  improvement.I will send home everything that they need to revise and practice.I am sending you the code for Scholastic and also the flyer.

Classe Code:RC887726

https://classroomessentials.scholastic.ca/s/cec-ca/en/digital-catalogues eml=CRC/e/20221019////33136///crc/&ET_CID=20221019_CRC_T3_CRC_eng_ret_33136&ET_RID=-1285573682  

On Monday,i will send home the booklets that need to study for thursday.

Shabbat Shalom