4A students had lots of fun on Wednesday when grade 5’s visited our class to teach students the card game “Go Fish” in French. They taught them the sentences needed to play in French as well as the face cards before playing a few games with each other. 4D will be taught the game next week!
Students received their "All About Me" poster projects back this week with their attached marks. The students did a great job on this assignment! Over the past few weeks we have been learning “les saisons” (the seasons) and vocabulary associated with clothing (Les vêtements). Students have been studying the names of articles of clothing associated with what you would wear in each season. This will lead into an in-class project next week, which will incorporate past and present vocabulary including clothing, weather, seasons and colours.
Students in 4C and 4F have now completed their presentations about 'Les Parties du Corps' (The Parts of the Body). Here are some sites from the Internet that may afford additional help students in their pronunciation: www.languageguide.org/french/vocabulary/body/
Grade 4's continued to work with la famille vocabulary. They looked at a French family tree, the Dubois family, and had to answer the riddle of " who am I?" or "qui suis je?" This was a little bit challenging for some. We will be doing another, larger, family tree next week.
We had some special guests this week in French! Some grade 5 students that are currently in Intensive French came to teach the grade 4's "Go Fish" en francais! The grade 4's were able to introduce themselves and knew the card numbers from 2-10. The grade 5's were able to teach them the face cards, as well as the common phrases needed to play the game! It was lots of fun!
We also started la famille this week or "the family." Students learned the vocabulary for most family members and will be using this vocabulary over the next couple of French classes!
4B les vêtements assignment due Tuesday, April 17
4E les vêtements assignment due Thursday, April 19
Over the past few weeks students have been learning vocabulary to describe who they are such as how old they are; where they live; when their birthday is; what colors they like/love; what they like to do in their spare time; and their physical traits and personality traits. Students were introduced to an “All About Me” poster project they will start working on next week. In class they will work on a written paragraph to describe themselves using the vocabulary learned. They will take this paragraph home next week with a piece of poster paper to create a poster at home about themselves to go with their writing. Their posters are due on Monday, April 23rd for 4A, and Tuesday, April 24th for 4D with presentations to follow. I've attached the project criteria, rubric and writing samples below, along with some sample posters.
All About Me Poster Project & Rubric
Students continued to work on their les vetements assignment. The rough copy of the paragraphs will be due next week, Tuesday for 4B and Wednesday for 4E. Students will present their assignment to the class on:
4B - Tuesday, April 17
4E - Wednesday, April 18
Classes 4C and 4F have begun a study of the parts of the body (Les Parties du Corps):www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/french/sect30/no_01/no_01.htm
We also sang the song Alouette:www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdIW92NmNiE
Here is a list of words:
Students are making pictures of robots with many body parts. They are labeling these body parts with decals. They will introduce their robots to the class in presentations. Mr. Brewer is presently marking the previous FSL 4 presentations.
This week students were shown the requirements for their les vêtements assignment that they began. We reviewed all the clothing vocabulary and then wrote two paragraphs together. In their paragraphs students must include: the season, write a weather phrase for that season and tell what clothing they (je), he (il) or she (elle) is wearing with a colour as a descriptor. Students will need 4 paragraphs, one for each season, and will be illustrating a person based on their sentences. Below is an example of a paragraph and some helpful words as well as an example from last year.
The Grade 4 French teachers are:
Laura Mills (4B & 4E)
Janice Jagger (4A & 4D)
Greg Brewer (4C & 4F)
Websites to practice your language skills:
French Language Games
BBC Primary Languages: French
Crickweb Interactive French Games