This year, the focus of all instruction in our classroom is to strive towards growth in reading, speaking and writing in French.
As parents, please feel free to drop in and volunteer anytime!
*If you are planning to volunteer this year (in class, or drive other children on field trips) it is required that you have a "Criminal Record Check" done. If you have had one done in the past, there is no need to have it redone.
*If you are planning to drive students on field trips, an annual "Driver Authorization Form" needs to be completed.
Special Projects and Activities for 2011-2012:
*Grade 1 and 2 speeches will take place in November (dates TBA).
~Silent auction & bake sale at Wal-Mart (November 25 & 26)
~Walk-a-thon (December 15, in pm)
~Recycling at home (December and January)
~Chores at home (December and January)
N.B. Money raised will be used to pay for field trips, purchase French books and specialized supplies (e.g. for some Art class projects).
*Swimming lessons to take place in May (tentatively)
Field Trips (exact dates TBA)
*Crestview Lodge and Chinook Bowling alley on December 15 , 1-3pm.
*Calgary International Children's Festival ~ Please note: We will NOT be going this year due to limited French shows and scheduling.
*Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, June 4-7.
*"Getting to Know My Community" field trip in June.
Websites to visit:
A great way to begin the year is this great digital website that covers greetings, colors, numbers, clothing, and other vocabulary. This site has self correcting audio games, great for practicing your pronunciation.
A place to practice your oral and comprehension skills is the BBC French website. Here, basic vocabulary and conversation games like "How are you?" or "How old are you?" can be practiced on line.
We will be using these and other sites in class to learn about the French language.
The Radio Canada website for young people is an excellent introduction to the games and activities young people in Quebec love best. Try some games or listen to some of the audio clips. Here is the website:
Another wonderful website has a good review of French vocabulary, rhymes, verbs, and games.
For more about celebrations, please check out this great website produced by junior high students in Newfoundland.