Students presented their finished un sac a dos (backpack) project to their peers this week. After practicing with a partner beforehand, they then read aloud their written paragraph and showed off their artwork to the class. Students are continuing to improve in their accents, phrasing and fluency in French! Their project and marked rubric will go home shortly. Students will also have a quiz next week on the vocabulary we have been studying in class, which include places in the school and classroom objects & supplies. Students are not required to memorize French spelling of words. 4A will have their quiz on Wednesday, February 28th, and 4D will have their quiz on Thursday, March 1st. Students can take home their duo tang to study if they wish. I have attached the vocabulary below as well.
Students of 4C and 4F will have a unit test in French. 4C will write the test on Mon. March 5 and 4F will write on Tues. March 6. Below is a document which was distributed to 4F today and will be handed out to 4C tomorrow. This weblink may assist students in studying for the test as well: www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/french/sect33/index.htm
Over the past two weeks, students have been learning the 4 seasons and different weather words and weather vocabulary. They are learning how to ask what the weather is: "quel temps fait-il?" and various ways to answer "il fait froid" (it's cold). They will be using this vocabulary over the next several weeks in a variety of different activities.
This week students continued to work on their un sac a dos projects in class. Projects were sent home on Tuesday or Wednesday to finish and practice for their presentation next week. 4D will present on Tuesday, February 20th and 4A will present Wednesday, February 21st.
All students have now completed their dictionaries in FSL 4 and most have also created their sac a dos (backpack). The next part of this project work is a presentation. Students are writing their own version of the presentation in the file below. They will tailor it to reflect what is in their own individual backpack. At the end of this unit we will have a quiz that will consist of a listening section, a short fill-in-the-blank and a matching question. Please find the sample script in the file attached:
Please make sure you have seen your child's un sac à dos rubric that went home last week. This week we started learning 12 colour words. The colour words will be implemented into upcoming assignments in order for students to demonstrate their understanding of them. Students asked the question: "Quelle est ta cooler préférée?"(what is your favourite colour?) and answered: "Ma couleur préférée est le ______" (my favourite colour is ____).
In French class students created a French dictionnaire. This has pictures of all the types of items one would find in a classroom. Students will use this as a study aid for the unit "La Salle de Classe". In class they have been using the picture dictionary as a means of constructing their own backpack "Sac a Dos". Students will be presenting the backpack to the class after it has been created. The final assessment in this unit will be a quiz on "La Salle de Classe."
Students have been working on a project in class that reinforces the vocabulary we have been working on, namely classroom objects. Students are making “un sac a dos” (a backpack) and drawing six different supplies inside while incorporating numbers as well. They also need to write a sentence listing two items that can be found in a classroom. They will glue this written paragraph in French on the back of their backpack. When finished, they will present their final product to the class. Students will have the next few classes to work on it before it is sent home to be finished and/or practiced for their presentation.
Students had one class this week to finish off their un sac a dos project. 4E presented on Wednesday, January 31 and 4B presented on Thursday, February 2. All students who were here received their rubric to be signed and returned. We are all finished the matériel scolaire until and will be starting les coolers (the colours) next week!
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