Friday, 18 May 2018

J'aime la pizza!

Our Grade 3 and 4 students had fun on Thursday using their pizza vocabulary to play a board game in French: 

All groups did a great job using the expressions presented in class to play the game en français! We are near the end of this unit and will celebrate with a "build-your-own-pizza" party next week.

Bravo, classe de 3/4!

Grade 5 and 6 students have almost finished writing their original sushi recipes and will start presenting them next week.

Our Grade 7 and 8 students have been working on the rough copies of their Aventures en plein air (outdoor adventures) projects and will continue into next week. We had French club on Thursday; however we had some technical difficulties so we will try again with the same recipe next week! Stay tuned yet another week for French club pictures.

Bonne fin de semaine,

Mme Christensen

Saturday, 12 May 2018

J'aime la poutine!

The Grade 7/8 French club enjoyed poutine this week!

Three classmates prepared and served plates of poutine while their classmates waited patiently in line...

Miam, miam!

Poutine is a wildly popular, traditional French Canadian dish consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with a savoury gravy.

Yes, and if Mrs. McCrea is reading this, I am pleased to say that we did not set off the smoke alarm once during the production of poutine this year! Next week we will have our last session of French club; wait 'til you see what we're making next! Stay tuned.

This week, the Grade 3/4 and 5/6 students prepared something lovely for Mother's Day. Bravo, les élèves!

Joyeuse fête des Mères,

Mme Christensen

Friday, 4 May 2018

Christmas in May???

Well, perhaps just a taste of Christmas! Today in French club two groups of students from the 7/8 class assembled a bûche de Noël, which is a dessert that looks like a yule log. We started by reviewing the recipe en français. The chocolate roll (which I assembled beforehand due to the limited time we have) is delightful and very easy to prepare; the recipe will be at the end of this blog.

We divided the class into two groups; each had the challenge of transforming a roll into a delicious and artistic creation! 

The parchment paper is gently removed from the chocolate roll...

...and whipped cream is carefully placed inside.

Students are doing an excellent  job making sure everyone has a turn.

What intensity! Great work, chefs!


The cake is delicately rolled back into shape and is ready for the next step.

Chocolate frosting is placed on the outside to create the effect of bark on a log.

A work in progress...

Voilà! Bravo!

Another design is underway in the next group...

A beautiful floral design!

Enjoying the "fruit" of our labour!

Next week, all classes will continue reading evaluations. Students in are encouraged to user the "quizlets" (for their level) on the right hand side of this blog. This will give students extra practice in reading and pronunciation.

Bonne fin de semaine!

Mme Christensen

Bûche de Noël
4 oeufs
du sucre --1 tasse
de l’eau—1/3 tasse
de la vanille--1 cuillière à thé
de la farine, ¾ tasse
du cacao, ¼ tasse
de la poudre à pâte--1 cuillière à thé
du sel--¼  cuillière à thé
de la crème fouettée—500 mL
Garniture: de la crème fouetté, du glaçage au chocolat, du sucre en poudre, des courbes au chocolat, des fraises ou des framboises, des cannes de Noël, des bonbons

1. Faire chauffer le four à 375 degrés.
2. Mettre du papier parchemin sur une plaque rectangulaire (15.5” X 10.5” X 1”)
3.  Battre bien les oeufs (environ cinq minutes).
4.  Après cinq minutes, ajouter (peu à peu) du sucre. 
5.  Continuer à battre le mélange, en ajoutant de l’eau et de la vanilla.
6. Ajouter peu à peu de la farine, du cacao, de la poudre à pâte et du sel.
7.  Étaler la pâte régulièrement sur le papier parchemin.
8.  Mettre au four pendant 12 ou 15 minutes.
9. Sortir le gâteau ; renverser-le sur un torchon saupoudré du sucre en poudre.
10.  Enlever le papier parchemin.
11. Rouler soigneusement le gâteau et le torchon dans le sens de la longueur.
12.  Laisser refroidir le gâteau.
11. Enlever doucement le torchon. Remplir le rouleau avec de la crème fouettée.
12. Décorer à votre goût. Réfrigérer immediatement.

Monday, 30 April 2018

French club begins!

This past Thursday the Grade 7/8 class had their first session of French club! We thoroughly enjoyed our fondue and the grand variety of items for dipping, which included bacon-flavored chips, popcorn, cheese, three different types of biscuits, fresh and dried golden cherries, bananas, oranges, marshmallows, pretzels, cucumbers and dried mulberries, to name a few!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fondue session, including the toothpicks to make dipping easier!

Bon appétit!
God shows us how good He is through all the different flavours He has created for us to enjoy and discover.

Do I dare try this?

This coming week we will enjoy La bûche de Noël during our second French club session. Stay tuned for more pictures from French club!

All students will be practicing the oral questions and reading passages related to the units under study. 

Bonne semaine!

Mme Christensen

Friday, 20 April 2018

Sushi, en français!

Our Grade 5/6 class has been studying vocabulary and structures in our food unit the past four weeks and we have been applying our learning specifically to the creation of sushi! This is especially relevant as one of our classmates is currently visiting Japan and we have been wondering how much sushi he is enjoying!

We have had a chance to put our learning to practice while making sushi this past Thursday as well as last Friday, April 13. 

On Thursday, we used our class popsicle sticks to randomly choose our chef.

We used the sentences we learned in this unit to give our chef the instructions, en français,
of course!

Our chef takes the first bite for quality control; we all had an opportunity to sample the sushi afterward if we wished. Bravo, chef!

All French classes this week had vocabulary quizzes. The grade 3/4 class has started their mini-project in their pizza unit. The Grade 7/8 class will be learning vocabulary and structures related to foods as well during French club which starts this upcoming week.  Please remember to bring in your permission slips as soon as possible.

Have a blessed week. Bonne semaine!

Mme Christensen

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Fashion re-creations

As I promised last week, here are the photos from our Gr. 7/8 fashion show which featured the fashions and accessories created from repurposed fabrics and materials. Great job, Gr. 7 and 8! As we held this event during lunch hour, we started off with some food.

The pizza was delicious!

Cookies were decorated with the letters "L A   M O D E" to spell out "fashion" in French, thanks to the creative efforts of one of our class members!

We also enjoyed some very delicious homemade pumpkin-chocolate chip mini-muffins baked by one of our classmates as well as some yummy double chip chocolate cookies.   

The fashion catwalk is ready thanks to the efforts of our decorating committee.

Gym bag

Students modelled their fashions or accessories as a classmate (or Mme Christensen) read the written description of each creation.




Small handbag/tote

Embroidered jeans and battery-powered, illuminated earrings

Backpack (matching accessories were also created)

Beach cover-up/top


We are missing one photo: a lovely apron was also created by a member of our class.
Great job, everyone!

This week the Gr. 7/8 class will continue learning and practicing vocabulary for their unit, "Aventures en plein air".  Grade 5/6 students will continue to learn and practice vocabulary for our food unit and will get a chance to make and sample some sushi! Gr. 3/4 students are continuing to learn vocabulary to talk about their preferences in pizza.

Bonne semaine!
Mme Christensen