Week 6 - February 22 - 26
French I - Spring 2016
La Sixième Semaine
This week students will continue work in Unit 4: L'Heure. Topics covered this week include new regular verbs, our first two irregular verbs, contractions and more! Assignments due this week include:
1. L'Heure, Speaking 1E
2. L'Heure, Section 1 Quiz
3. L'Heure, Writing 2A
4. L'Heure, Speaking 2A
5. L'Heure, Discussion 2C
6. L'Heure, Writing 2D
7. L'Heure, Section 2 Quiz8. L'Heure, Writing 3A
Students in year-long courses are beginning their 25th week this week! Wow how time flies! This week students will continue work on their project comparing French and American holidays and celebrations. Assignments due this week include:
1. La Famille, Project 2D
2. La Famille, Speaking 2E
3. La Famille, Section 2 Quiz
4. La Famille, Discussion 3B
All students will receive a progress report this week. The report is due from teachers on Tuesday, February 23 and should be available in registration on Thursday, February 25. Please inquire at your child's school for information on progress report distribution.
Aller is an irregular verb - you will need to memorize all its forms!
All regular verbs will follow a pattern for conjugation. Drop the infinitive ending (either -ER, -IR, or -RE), and then add the ending that matches the subject!
Être is an irregular verb - you will need to memorize all its forms!
* Monday, 2/22 @ 12pm w/ Mme Mary Hansbrough (Unit 4)
* Wednesday, 2/24 @ 6:30 w/ Mme Maria Yandell (Unit 7 - YL Schedule)
* Wednesday, 2/24 @ 8pm w/ Mme Karen Miller (Unit 4)
* Thursday, 2/25 @ 12pm w/ Mme Ashley Padgett (Unit 7 - YL Schedule)
* Thursday, 2/25 @ 6:30 w/ Mme Jean McDaniel (Unit 4)
* Thursday, 2/25 @ 8pm w/ Mme Melissa Harrelson (Unit 4)
* Friday, 2/26 @ 10am w/ Mme Susan Cowan (Unit 7 - YL Schedule)
Note that while the course calendars for Tradition, Early Calendar and Year-Long courses do not align, students may choose to attend any live session of their choosing. Students are also welcome to attend more than one session for extra practice! Students need to log in with both first and last name to ensure they receive credit for attendance. Those who phone in using the teleconference option need to identify themselves to the instructor presenting so their attendance is documented!
SOFTWARE UPDATES - Please check your software versions!
***Java - http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp
If you need to update Java, you will need to clear your cache of prior versions. To do that on a PC:
1. Click on the Start button at the bottom of your screen.
2. Click on Control Panel
3. Double-click on Java.
4. Click on the Settings button (under Temporary Files) and then select Delete Files button, then click OK.
5. Click OK again.
6. Close the Java Control Panel.
On a Mac, you can clear out the Java cache by
1. Open your finder.
2. Select Utilities
3. Select Java Preferences
4. Under Network, click "delete files."
***Flash - https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/)
***QuickTime - http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001071.htm
Please note the following when updating QuickTime on a PC (if you are a Mac user, please see your instructor for separate instructions):
We have found that in the latest version of QuickTime player, the web plug-in isn't automatically installed with the QuickTime program. I am hoping the directions below will solve this problem.
If you are installing QuickTime 7.7.9 or above you should select the "Custom" install option instead of a "Typical" install, so that you can include the optional QuickTime Web Plug-in. If you have already installed or updated QuickTime, you can add the browser plugin using these steps:
Find the Quicktime Installer file you downloaded previously and double-click it. (Alternatively, open the Windows Control Panel, choose Programs, then Programs and Features, select QuickTime from the list of installed programs and click Change.)
In the "QuickTime for Windows" window that opens, select Modify.
In the "QuickTime Product Features" window, choose Optional QuickTime Features and, under QuickTime Web Plug-in chose the drop-down option, Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive.
Click the Change button.
The QuickTime installation will complete and the browser plugin will be installed. If you see an installation error, close Firefox (if open) and try again. When you next open Firefox you should see the QuickTime plugin listed in the Add-ons Manager.