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.
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