Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Meilleurs voeux !

You made some wonderful holiday cards today to give to friends, family, or teachers.

After you finished making the cards, some of you made some beautiful paper snowflakes to send to Newtown, CT, to help decorate the building where Sandy Hook Elementary School students will return to next month.

J'aime les activités en groupes !

Who doesn't love a competition?  Working together not only helped you review your food vocabulary, it got you towards your goal of winning the day's competition.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Explorez Paris avec Google Maps

I hope you enjoyed your journey around the eateries of Paris with Google Maps today.  Here is the map if you would like to continue the activity at home (click the link below to open in a new tab).

View Une chasse au trésor à Paris ! in a larger map

December French Club Meeting!

We had a great time making mini Bûches de Noël from Swiss Cake Rolls!  Here are some photos from the meeting:


We had a wonderful opportunity to put our new vocabulary to use ordering crêpes in French from the owners of Ravenous!  Below is a video with some pictures from the event.  We will watch a longer version of the video in class.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Regardez les boulangeries, pâtisseries, cafés, restaurants, et glaciers !

Here are just a few of your wonderfully designed French eating establishments that are know hanging on the front wall of the classroom:

Monday, December 3, 2012

Miam miam ! Je voudrais...

Have a look at this map of some restaurants Mlle Decker has eaten at in Paris.  Click the blue placemarks to read what I ordered at each one (I confess, I made it up - I don't remember what I ordered!), and make sure to explore the areas using Street View!

 View Les visites de Mlle Decker in a larger map (for better use of Street View)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Les impressionnistes

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Regardez le clip vidéo en anglais:

L'impressionnisme - Google Map

Explore this map of impressionist artwork that we looked at in class.

 Click here to view the map nice and large!

View L'impressionnisme in a larger map

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

J'apprends le français parce que... / I'm learning French because...

Les aventures de Toto

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Regardez ce clip comique !

Sunday, November 11, 2012

French Club's Second Meeting

We had another great turnout for French Club this month!  We colored in flags of Francophone countries to hang around the school to celebrate National French Week.

La semaine du français - National French Week

We had a great time celebrating National French Week with food from all over the Francophone world!

Composez une question

Working together to create questions in French

Friday, October 26, 2012

L'élection présidentielle américaine !


Aujourd'hui en classe, nous avons discuté la différence entre les élections en France et les élections aux États-Unis.  Les deux candidats américains sont Mitt Romney et Barack Obama.  Regardez la photo des candidats présidentiels en France:

(Photo de Mlle Decker, 11 avril 2012)
Voici les articles sur l'élection et sur le débat:

Qui est-ce ?

Regardez les excellents exemples:

La classe admire les projets:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Le Club Français !

French Club had its first meeting on Friday, and it was a huge success!  Over 40 students in grades 6-8 came to learn about our new club and the exciting contest that will be going on all year.  After introducing themselves, students enjoyed French Madeleines.
If you couldn't make it, be sure to attend our next meeting on Friday, November 9!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Au revoir, "Mademoiselle !"

Although Mademoiselle is still used in France to mean "Miss," as of February 2012, it is no longer a title to be used on official documents.  Now all women will become "Madame" on official documents.  Just like the title "Ms." is becoming a popular replacement for "Miss" and even "Mrs." in English, the same thing is happening in France.  Some women's rights activists argue that just as men do not have to disclose their marital status with their title (Mr. can be married or unmarried), the same should be true for women.  Others argue that "Mademoiselle" is an important word in French culture and should not be banned.

Nonetheless, you will still call me Mademoiselle in class, since this ban is only on official documents and not in regular conversation.  We'll have to see over the next decade if Mademoiselle fades away for good!
Which side are you on?  Or perhaps you don't even have an opinion?
If this issue interests you, here is an article about it:
Au Revoir, Mademoiselle! French Ban the Word in Government Writing
Image from Madame ou Madame

Friday, September 28, 2012

Les maths en français (0-20)

You may skip any 3 equations on your next homework assignment if you post at least two items to the wallwisher.  Start or finish an equation using the French words for the numbers.  Follow my model. Don't forget to leave your initials and period!

Click here to see the wall nice and large!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Study French While Helping End World Hunger!

Click here to be directed to a site where you can learn new French words while helping end world hunger.  The site is called Free Rice 2.0, and for every French question you answer correctly, 10 grains of rice is donated to the United Nations World Food Program.  The site itself is even available in French, if you're up for a real challenge!


Have you ever used this site before?  If so, did you know you could practice your French on it?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

C'est moi !

Here are all your "C'est moi" hanging on the wall..don't forget to try to get to class early so you can read other students' projects!

Mika - Elle me dit !

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Here's the video for the song we have listened to in class:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Les Tweets en français !

Aujourd'hui en classe, nous regardons* les Tweets en français:

*We look at

Il s'appelle, Elle s'appelle

Add a photo of a celebrity and ask for his/her name in French or answer a question. Follow my model! If you complete one of those two things, you may skip and 2 questions at the bottom of your homework.