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Author Archives: French

17
Dec

1st Level French

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What a fun, creative, energetic group we have in first level French this year! They have been busy doing activities to build on French learned last year. Some favorite activities are singing songs, passing the ball and counting, learning the calendar, … Continue reading

12
Dec

Les Crêpes!

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Levels 1-8 French are enjoying crêpes this week or next. In case you are not familiar, crêpes are paper-thin French pancakes. You put on a smidge of your favorite topping — juste un peu, s’il te plaît! —  fold, and eat! Topping and … Continue reading

12
Dec

Lascaux 3

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4th Level French has been re-creating the famous Caves of Lascaux, France. Their work includes research, artistry, measuring, planning, and working together on teams, just like the artists, scientists and researchers who created Lascaux 2. Merci to Art teacher Deb … Continue reading

04
Dec

The Language-Music Connection

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Today, a student left French class saying, “I can’t get that song out of my head!” I’ve always found that music and rhythm are vital to learning a new language — and make learning so enjoyable, too. Please enjoy this article discussing research … Continue reading

25
Nov

Kindergarten French says “Merci”

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Your child brought home today a beautiful picture of what he or she is thankful for, made in French class.  I hope you enjoy it! See the all the colorful Kindergarten pictures here. Happy Thanksgiving, tout le monde! Merci, Margaret

25
Nov

Les patates

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Kindergarten French has started learning to say parts of the face and body. A fun song on YouTube is Les Patates!  By Jingle Bilingual More Kindergarten French News French at home

19
Nov

Merci encore

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Kindergarten French students say “merci” for… more Kindergarten French news  |  Play with French at home  

12
Nov

Merci!

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Thanksgiving is an American holiday, but that does not stop us from saying “MERCI!” a lot in French class! Aujourd’hui je dis merci pour tout ce que l’on a Today I say thank you for all we have Merci pour … Continue reading

05
Nov

Sixth-level spectaculaire

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6th level French students were remembering their last year’s play Trois petits cochons (Three Little Pigs). Seeing some costumes out in my room, they took a few minutes and restaged an encore production with quite creative costuming and a surplus of drama! They … Continue reading

04
Nov

3rd level delights Kindergarten with “C’est l’Halloween”

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Last Wednesday, the 3rd level French students invited Kindergarten to watch them perform “C’est l’Halloween,” a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Matt Maxwell. It’s a perennial favorite! Kindergarten joined in with some French songs of their own, and they … Continue reading

03
Nov

Middle School story retells begin

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An important part of the AIM curriculum (an immersion method used in French levels 5-8) is the story retell. Students re-tell the story from the play as they remember it, in their own words, adding details. First, they tell the story aloud, from memory, and … Continue reading

28
Oct

Student of the Day

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Levels 2 through 5 have started many French classes this fall warming up with a Student of the Day routine. L’élève du jour = student of the day! We begin by identifying the special student by clothing. I describe one student’s clothing in French. … Continue reading

23
Oct

Bilingual Benefit – Attention span

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People who know more than one language are able to pay attention for 20% longer on average than people who speak one language.  Source: The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual via Middlebury Interactive Langauges.

16
Oct

French visitors at West Side

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Yesterday, Middle School parent Becca Gorman brought two French exchange students to visit at West Side! Grégoire from Paris and Louis from Reims spent the morning with us, having conversations with 5th level and Middle School.  In the afternoon, they were joined by WSM … Continue reading

13
Oct

C’est l’Halloween

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It is that spooky time of year … oui, C’est l’Halloween! Parents, your Lower Elementary student can practice the song with this link! (Parental guidance is always important with YouTube.) More Elementary French news Practice French at home

26
Sep

Falling Stars & Eiffel Towers

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Kindergarten French is playing “Falling Stars” this week, making little stars fall as we say words they know in French. Stars are falling on colors, numbers, feelings, and more. They also love stamping. When they tell me the color they … Continue reading

26
Sep

Middle School Drama

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Who hasn’t heard of Middle School drama?  But in French class, it’s the GOOD kind! 7th and 8th level students put their dramatic skills (which are pret-ty fantastic, by the way) to work with French plays.  Their current play, Salut mon ami, (Hi, … Continue reading

25
Sep

Mr. Bean’s Holiday

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Elementary French students are cracking up and rolling their eyes at the antics of Mr. Bean this week as he tries to find his way to Cannes in the south of France, having one misadventure after another. This movie is … Continue reading

19
Sep

4th level – Caves of Lascaux

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Today, we blog. But 17,000 years ago people posted something even more awesome: fantastic cave paintings, with colorful animals galloping wild across the rough contours of underground walls. 4th level French students have been exploring, acting out, and wondering about the prehistoric … Continue reading

07
Sep

Bonjour, Kindergarten!

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Kindergarten French had their first lessons this week! They learned some greetings and a few things France is famous for. Bonjour, Ours Brun! Ca va?

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