Monday, September 26, 2016

L'alphabet !

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Chantez le rap de l'alphabet.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Le vocabulaire !

There are many ways to practice vocabulary! Have a look at the drawings, comic strips, and PowToon videos below!


























La musique francophone - Septembre 2016

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Welcome to the first in a series of posts where I'll share some popular French music with you.  Read below to learn a little bit about the artists and the songs.



1.  ZAZ - "Si jamais j'oublie" (If I Ever Forget)
ZAZ is a popular French singer with an acoustic style.  This song is about her recent tour in France.

2.  ZAZ - "Belle"
This song is a from a movie called "Belle et Sébastien."  Belle is the dog's name, which means beautiful.

3.  Olivier Dion - "De mes propres ailes" (With My Own Wings)
Olivier Dion is a popular French-Canadian pop singer.  This song is from a new play based on the 3 Musketeers.

4.  Amir - "J'ai cherché" (I Searched)
Amir is a French-Israeli pop singer who became a finalist on the French version of "The Voice."

5.  Black M - "La nuit porte conseil" (The Night Brings Guidance)
Black M is a popular French rapper.  This song is about having clearer thoughts at night.

6.  Stromae - "Papaoutai" (Where Are You Dad)
Stromae is an extremely popular Belgian singer, with a pop and techno style.  This song is about a boy who hasn't seen his father in a long time.

7.  Valérie Carpentier - "Le bout du monde" (The Edges of the Earth)
Valérie Carpentier is a French-Canadian singer who achieved success on the Québécois version of "The Voice."

8.  Sara'h - "Hello (Version française)"
Sara'h is a YouTuber who sings French translations of popular songs, such as this one from Adele

9.  Alizée - "Tendre rêve" (A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes)
Alizée is a French pop singer whose career spans almost two decades.  In this video, she sings a popular Disney song.

10.  Boulevard des airs - "Ce gamin-là" (That Boy)
Boulevard des airs is a French group whose style can only be described as eclectic.  This song is about someone looking back at his childhood from an adult's perspective.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The First Days of School

Here are some photos from the first days of French class this year!



Introducing themselves in French on the first day of school!



Making nametags and listening to French music.



Comment t'appelles-tu ?



Using new vocabulary





Seeing how many words we can recognize!



New shelves for all the reading material!  Get to class early and grab a book!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pourquoi le français ?

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Watch the video we watched in class again, then post a reason to learn French below!



Post a sticky in the wall below to earn one extra point on your homework.  It must not have been previously used!  For your name, put your initials and period (example J.S. P2)