French Studies

A school where fun never ends!

Salut les parents!

The school is buzzing right now! There has been so much activity lately at the school, and students are shining. Kids enjoyed spending a morning with their grandparents doing fun activities in all three languages, and they proudly showed them their work. In French they did a questionnaire about Israel. For Mother’s Day, they made beautiful cards with French wishes. They love practicing their reading and writing skills through reading buddies and playing games so that they can review all the new and old vocabulary.  We are currently working on reading comprehension. They read in class out loud a text and then we answer the questions all together. Next week we are starting a unit about Ma Ville. They will learn all the necessary vocabulary so that they can describe their own cities and present them to  grade 3. the end of the school year is getting closer, I insist on them reading the Je lis books daily so they can finish Grade 2 positively and successfully. Have a peek into our classroom and enjoy your  kids! In some videos there are more than 2 kids participating.






 

 

 

 

French Studies

le printemps EST ici! Or maybe not?

The last two weeks have been full of meaningful learning at the OJCS. We talked about some animals and we learnt where they live and what they eat. The kids wrote down all this information and turned it into a game. They had so much fun playing together. Since they have learnt so many verbs, they love using them to create longer sentences and texts. We also learnt the opposites, that was also interesting  because they had to come up with different examples to describe things that are small,long,dry,cold,empty(petit,long,sec,froid,vide) etc. They worked in groups and played different games to practice the vocabulary. Finally we learnt the parts of the body making booklets and monsters. Every Friday we do reading buddies with grade 4 and 5. They read together, learn 3 new words  and play Blooket revising the vocabulary.

French Studies, Uncategorised

A peek into grade 2

Alors les amis, we celebrated la Francophonie. There are  thousands of reasons why we love the french language: it is smooth, rich, and flowing: we love speaking french because, with its nasal vowels and melodious intonation, it sounds very musical to a non-native ear. We want to learn French because it is also called the language of love, cooking, fashion, theater, visual arts, dance, and architecture.

During la francofête at our school, we had the pleasure to admire all the students from JK-grade 8 sing, dance, act, and recite poems in french!!!! All the teachers worked hard to make that happen. The students were proud of themselves, and their energy and passion were evident throughout the afternoon. During the week of the francophonie, we read books, heard stories, watched movies, played games, learned the ten magic words, and tasted french treats. Our students enjoyed singing the song “Je fais des sports” along with grade 3 and brought such a Ruach! Since the topic of this year’s francophonie was”Sports”, we did a lot of writing activities related to sports using a lot of verbs and new words.We also learnt the countries where French is spoken. We regularly practice and review the sounds but the kids need to read on a daily basis in order to increase their confidence and improve their fluency.

  

French Studies

Les plaisirs d’hiver

Salut les parents!

Our kiddos are looking forward to the break. They have every reason to be excited since they have been working hard in class. Students are trying to master the French language in every possible way.

The stories they are writing  are mind-blowing. Not only do they know the vocabulary, but their confidence has increased considerably, since they have been challenging themselves (writing a story using verbs other than etre and avoir). Confidence is the number one predictor of academic achievement.  We will continue with more writing and more  presentations after the break on different topics. We have finished with winter vocabulary and we are currently learning the animals and the meaning of different verbs. It’s time they put all this knowledge (vocabulary and verbs like porter,manger,boire,jouer,faire,aimer etc )into practice. On the 100 Days of school, the kids came up with 100 words and 50 verbs that they like using when they write stories. As far as reading is concerned, we keep practicing the complex sounds. The kids need to practice “Je lis” regularly to remember the sounds and improve their fluency. The point is to move to a different level, but only once they have read the books correctly. That’s why you should advise them to listen to the story many times before recording especially when it comes to some tricky or new words. During the break, try to expose them to the French language as much as possible, visit museums, watch their favorite show like Minecraft, Pokémon, Barbapapa, Scooby-Doo, Ben 10 in french, listen to french songs, and use free online Apps like Duolingo, Hello- World French Children’s Activities can all make this journey for the kids educational and fun.

 

 

French Studies

Happy winter break!

Salut les parents!

What an exciting month December has been!!! It is so interesting to observe different celebrations and spend quality time with our loved ones. In class, we worked on the theme, Hanukkah. The students got familiar with the vocabulary already taught from last year but this year they used it to describe pictures and write small texts.In addition, they read in class the Hanukkah story with great fluency and they sang beautifully in French during the school event. Apart from that,we keep working on our sounds like EU always revising the ones we have already seen.  After the holidays, they will get their Je lis accounts so they can start reading simple stories which will help them improve their fluency and remember vocabulary.

French Studies

Communication buddies are back and ROCK!

Salut les parents,

Another 2 and a half exciting weeks full of learning and fun is over.  The students proudly recited the poem “Braves soldats” during the Remembrance Day ceremony.  Apart from that, they also made cards with beautiful wishes. We continue practicing the sounds that are already taught and write small texts combining the vocabulary and simple grammar.These kids never cease to amaze me with their motivation and drive for learning.Not only are they capable to make wonderful presentations with older grades as you can see in the videos but they are also keen writers!They described beautifully pictures about Fall using different words and simple verbs.I am so proud of my rock stars and it’s only November!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uF8igGFOFfjPCbiG3pVTzwarWmtx86WC/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uTP028xhe54Ih2JsHc4AB0YJKHwxIvyR/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tFXL8TSEx_m_VkovULGRfDNYEsg4rMX3/view?usp=sharin

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uUYwzb4cwnIQV2ZeE8l0WW8towGyjgxa/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tkUQYRED48ZCBi6bDN_TRNU6BuBmK42E/view?usp=sharin

 

French Studies

Tell me,and I forget,teach me,and I may remember,involve me and I LEARN!!!!

Salut les parents!

These past 2 weeks the students have been working on particular sounds such as OI,ON,OM,AI,ET,EI,OU. They practice reading words in class,play games,revise the fall vocabulary and practice writing complex sentences using already taught material and the verb EST(is)SONT(are).Regarding the reading,I am finding that there are still some difficulties with the prononciation of the 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, I am assigning Je lis a bit later,for the time being,I want them to focus on the texts with the specific sounds in order to improve  their reading.

This week’s Challenge:learn the presentation “Tout sur moi”

 

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Goal Setting Conferences

Attention Grade 2 Parents!

We are launching a new goal-setting initiative this year.  Please read the information below and let us know if you have any questions!