Sunday, 15 October 2017

French Friday

"French Fridays" have become a bit of a tradition.  "O Canada" is in French, followed a few minutes later by the Lord's Prayer recited in French as well as a weather report in French. Could this be the beginning of a few careers in radio???

Another tradition is our class birthday cards; each one of us creates a birthday card in French for our birthday person. This is a great opportunity for authentic written communication in French. In our cards, we wish the birthday person a happy birthday and state in a full sentence his or her age, a short description and give a pretend gift with a drawing.

This week we have been working on projects from Grades 3-6. Here are some samples from the 3/4 classroom:

The Grade 7/8 students have been working on using -er verbs in sentences which will help them in their projects this coming week.

Bonne semaine!

Mme Christensen

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Joyeuse Action de Grâces!

Our Gr. 7/8 students went to Le Croissant and conversed with Mme Boulanger en français to place our requests.  One group of students went on Wednesday; the other, Thursday and we were blessed to have great weather on both days for our walk!

On that delicious note, I wish you a very blessed and "Joyeuse Action de Grâces"! Our lives overflow with God's sweet blessings to us in Jesus Christ.

Bonne fin de semaine,

Mme Christensen

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Singing and moving in French class!

We have an increased opportunity to internalize what we learn when we can sing and move!  Here are some songs that we have been enjoying in the Grade 3/4 class. Enjoy exploring these links at home!

Quel âge as-tu?  (How old are you?)

Comment ça va? (How are you?)   (My personal favorite!)

The songs below have not yet been presented in class; you have a sneak preview here!

J'aime les fruits
   (We are learning the expression "J'aime...", meaning "I like..." with a variety of preferences.)

This past week the 7/8 class enjoyed a wonderful excursion to Le Croissant! I will save these pictures for next week.

In all classes we are working towards projects which will demonstrate our written work and will be presented orally.

Grade 7/8 students, please start collecting copies of photos as well as magazine cut-outs that tell us all about you.

Bonne semaine!
Mme Christensen

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Je m'appelle...

The Grade 3/4 class has been learning and practicing some personal identification phrases which we will continue to work on this coming week. Here is a sampling of some work from our titlepages:

Our Grade 5/6 class has been learning vocabulary associated with pastimes; we will soon be getting ready to start a project about our after-school activities.  The 7/8 students have been reviewing classroom vocabulary and personal identification structures which will be useful in our first project for our unit, "Memo-photos".

Bonne semaine!
Mme Christensen

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A very productive week!

The Gr. 7/8 class has been discussing events and activities of this summer using the passé composé:

We will display this art soon on the French bulletin board. Bravo, Gr. 7/8 students! We have also been reviewing expressions so that we can function en français in the classroom.

Gr. 5/6 students have been making birthday cards for students having early September birthdays and we have been talking and drawing about the things we like. Gr. 4/5 students have gone over the alphabet and have been practicing numbers up to 100. We have also been working on introducing ourselves in French. 

In all classes we have begun using the PAX game. It has been a very productive first full week at school!

À lundi!
Mme Christensen

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Youppi! C'est la rentrée!

Bienvenue! Welcome to our new students and welcome back, all students!  I am looking forward to helping you get ready for the adventure of learning French! This week we brainstormed ways that learning French or any language can take us on an adventure for a lifetime! Learning a new language can help us: 
  • meet more friends
  • go more places
  • read more books
  • have more opportunities for jobs as an adult

These were a few ideas we brainstormed.I hope you will all love learning French. I'm excited to be your French teacher and I look forward to learning together, working hard and having fun!

Bonne fin de semaine,
Mme Christensen

Friday, 30 June 2017

Bonnes vacances!

This past week went by very quickly. We were very busy cleaning, organizing and of course, celebrating our successes! I greatly look forward to seeing our students back again in September!

  Bonne 150ème fête, Canada!  Have fun celebrating our beautiful country's 150th birthday tomorrow! May God keep our land glorious and free.

C'est le lac Bleu en Ontario.

Wherever you may go, may you enjoy a restful and safe summer vacation!

Bonnes vacances!  See you in September,

Mme Christensen