Monday, March 5, 2018

Recent Student Work

Here are some recent homework assignments that really went above and beyond!

"Mes préférences"

"Une mini bande dessinée"

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mardi Gras !

Before break we celebrated Mardi Gras with authentic food, music, and costumes. Here are some photos from the day.

One student brought in gumbo, a Louisianian stew.

The galette des rois is festive in the official Mardi Gras colors!

Mmm, beignets !

A creative mask!

Another galette des rois.

Students who brought in food for their class.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Quels artistes !

Look at some of the artistic things we have been doing in class!

Normally I ask students not to draw on the whiteboards, but for this activity, they drew a picture based on a description in French of the weather.

Students had fun drawing monsters based on my commands in French!

Students made crazy creatures to help them learn the parts of the body! 

Les Crêpes!

On February 2, we celebrated La Chandeleur in class, which is a French holiday similar to Groundhog Day.  We enjoyed crêpes, a common treat on this day.  Thank you to the Maple Avenue Parent Network for funding this event!

Flipping crêpes is a Chandeleur tradition!

La météo

Watch some of these weather forecasts for francophone cities around the world!

Genève, Suisse, Période 1

Dakar, Sénégal, Période 2

Bruxelles, Belgique, Période 3

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Période 5

Alger, Algérie, Période 6

Tunis, Tunisie, Période 9

Friday, January 26, 2018

French Club Cheese Tasting!

Last week at French Club we had a tasting of several different types of French cheeses. Cheeses sampled included Brie, Camembert, Comté, Port Salut, and Roquefort. There was also a delicious baked brie dish!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Latest Goings on in French Class

Here's what we've been up to lately in French Class:

Students received their pen pal letters from France and have written responses.  They are writing in both French and English so both sets of pen pals get practice reading and writing in their second language.

In December, students made cards in French for teachers, friends, and family members.

Earlier in January, we celebrated la Fête des Rois and crowned kings and queens in each class!

We recently had our belated holiday celebration, since we had a snow day on the original day.  Among the dishes brought in were Hutzel Wecken, Gâteau de Hanouka, belgi galettes, and Bûche de Noël.