French Studies, Homework

Reading Homework

Your child will come home with their reading homework in the next few weeks! I appreciate your continued patience as I roll out this program. Each child will receive specific individualized homework tasks to help them improve their reading skills.
Your child will receive a navy “Lecture” duo tang which will live in their note-totes in order for me to be able to keep track of their reading progress. Your child will have all the necessary tools, in this duo-tang, to complete their reading assignment. I will assign one of the following tasks:
1.  Syllables: I am finding that many second-graders have difficulties pronouncing their vowels in French. The vowels sound very different than they do in English and it is very important that they be pronounced properly as a mispronunciation can completely change the meaning of a word, or simply make it extremely difficult to understand. As a result, many students who were previously reading are going back to basics in hope that this will improve their pronunciation.
The vowel sounds are in the “Classe virtuelle” tab on the blog. In the virtual classroom, on the second page, you will find the vowels and an audio recording of me pronouncing them.
In their duo-tang, you will find a page of syllables (ba, fa, lo, mi, tu, etc.) set a timer for 1 minute to see how many syllables can be read (correctly) in that minute. You can use a post-it and move it each time they are able to make it further down the page. This activity can be done on a daily basis. Please let me know when your child can make it through the entire 2 pages (without mistakes) in one minute.
2. Reading on “Je lis littératie”: Taped to the inside of the duo-tang, you will find a card with your child’s login information for Je lis littératie. They will have been assigned a level/colour and will need to read one book per week (or more if desired). I ask that parents put in the necessary information and difficulty level of each book so I can adjust their homework accordingly. Your child should be able to summarize the story and answer questions to demonstrate understanding. Please let me know if you feel this activity is taking too long for your child or if you have any questions or concerns!
2A, 2B, French Studies

Franco-Ontarien day on September 25

Good morning!

I wanted to let you know that we will be celebrating Franco-Ontarien day tomorrow, Friday September 25.

We will be having treats, watching a live-stream of the celebration (raising of the flag, concert, activities), and creating our own flag with the ADKs and Grade 1s.

The live stream is available on:

Célébrons le 25 septembre ! (contenu)

Given that it will be a dress down day, I encourage the kids to wear green and white (Franco-Ontarien flag colors).

Have a great day!

 

Mme Sophie

2A, 2B, French Studies, General Studies, Jewish Studies, Reminders

Back to School Night

Hi Grade 2 Parents,

This is a friendly reminder that our Virtual Back to School Night is tonight! The Grade 2 Teachers will be hosting a Google Meet from 8:00-8:30pm.

If you are unable to attend, you can access recordings of our sessions below. There is also a blog post with videos from Miss Brigitte about how the Library will be working this year.

General Studies – Morah Lianna

Morah Batya – Hebrew

Madame Sophie – French

 

2A, 2B, French Studies, Homework

French reading

Good evening!

Your child will come home this week with a book called “Dans ma salle de classe” which we put together using classroom vocabulary. Please ask your child to read you this book (more than once if it is difficult). We have practiced this book in class and your child should be able to explain and translate each page. If your child has memorized the book, please have them read the words out of order and if possible, translate them to English or Hebrew.

Mme Sophie

 

 

2B, French Studies, Homework

2B French: Cette semaine… mars 2-6

Bonjour!

This week, we are continuing to talk about the ways in which different animals survive the winter. In addition to their readers, students are to complete a “Who am I?” activity. Read (or listen below) to the clues and figure out which animal is being described.

2B, French Studies, Homework

2B French: Cette semaine… jan. 27-31

Bonjour!

This week, we are starting to talk about different ways animals can survive the winter. We learned that some animals hibernate (go to sleep) for the winter in order to conserve (save) energy.

For homework this week, students have been asked to fill in the blanks, and trace the dotted words. My apologies that students did not get a chance to switch their weekly readers today (Monday). We will get new readers tomorrow (Tuesday). Please continue reading out loud, every day.

Also, if students are interested in accessing Lalilo at home, please e-mail me so that I may send you your parent code. Logging in is easy:

  1. Access the program by going to Google Chrome. This is the optimal browser for Lalilo. (Note: If you are using an IPad, make sure you’re using the iOS 11 version.)
  2. Go to www.lalilo.com
  3. Sign up as a Parent (you’ll need to choose a password)
  4. Once signed up, you’ll be asked to enter your parent code: /
  5. All done!