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Author Archives: French

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

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?

06
Sep

France was…amazing!

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We ran out of adjectives to describe our fantastic trip to France! West Side Middle Schoolers, LENA, Claire, Jami, Rachel and Libby, and French teacher Margaret Kohler spent two weeks exploring Paris and southern France in June. From the Louvre to beaches … Continue reading

01
Sep

A quick look back!

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Welcome back – Bienvenue!  Another great year has begun. Some highlights from the end of last year: – college student Justine from France & Belgium came to West Side from April through June! She helped give lessons in all levels of French … Continue reading

07
Dec

Crêpe recipe

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  Students are crazy about les crêpes and many beg me for them mercilessly. You can easily make them at home! You need a small frying pan, a food processor (or beat by hand), and a spatula. You can double the recipe if your food … Continue reading

01
Sep

Practice French at Home

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Try Languages Online French.  There are 35 French vocabulary topics, from beginner to intermediate. Each topic has fun online games with sound and printouts. Hint: start easy and work your way up.  See instructions, glossary and “accent” tabs for help on each activity. … Continue reading

01
Sep

French Numbers!

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*Parents should supervise use of computer links, which may include YouTube. Count to 100 song (1-20, then by tens, YouTube) Listen & Read 1-50   and 51-100. Vocabulaire: Click on any number to hear it and see how it’s spelled. Exercice:  Listen … Continue reading

20
Aug

French Alphabet

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Listen to French letters Listen to French letters (match uppercase and lowercase) Type on keyboard and listen to French letter Spell French color and shape words – find the letter Poisson Rouge – play with the alphabet French Alphabet Song … Continue reading

18
Aug

Kindergarten links

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More to come!