The Lesson Plan
From the Desk of Mrs. John
Homework E-Alerts: CORRECTION!
In the last issue, it was stated that there was a "subscribe" button located underneath the homework calendar. However, that information was incorrect. Rather, there is a green button called "iCal" located in the upper right-hand corner of the homework calendar page. Click on that button to find instructions on how to sync the homework calendar with your own personal calendar. Any changes to the homework calendar should appear on your own.
Students preparing their weather forecast project for Spanish
Using flashcards to learn vocab in French
Students using flashcards to conjugate verbs in French
French Club Minute
Activities that are currently in the works are:
- Lollipop Fundraiser (meeting is Wed Sept 18 at 3:30 PM)
- Educate Haiti Now School Supply Drive (tentative, approval pending)
- Participation in the Homecoming Parade
Club shirts are currently being ordered. French Club dues are still be collected at this time; if your student has not paid his or her dues of $5, please have them submit that money immediately.
The Long View: Foreign Language & Student Exchange Programs
One of the most amazing things about knowing a foreign language is simply the ability to meet and communicate with other people. It doesn't always have to be about work and/or careers. Just the opportunity to get out, explore the world, and engage with people whose lives and experiences are so different than your own can be fulfilling in its own right--although let's be clear: foreign travel exchanges do look great on a high school resume when applying for college! If your student has ever expressed an interest in traveling abroad just for the experience, then know that there is ample opportunity for them to do so. One organization that sponsors foreign exchanges for students is the US State Department. They offer a variety of programs for students and young people to travel abroad. For more information, visit http://exchanges.state.gov/us/find-programs.