The French Gazette
Prekindergarten- October 2015
Students in PK3 and PK4 are off to a wonderful start in French this year! I meet with each class twice a week for 20 minutes. During that time we play games, sing, and work together using a blend of hands-on manipulatives and technology to learn new vocabulary and practice speaking in the target language. This newsletter will be delivered to your inbox once a month with photos, sound clips, and vocabulary words to show you what we're learning in the French room.
For the past several weeks, we have been learning how to greet each other, introduce ourselves, and how to ask and respond to simple conversation questions such as "How are you? and "What is your name? We are learning to express how we feel, identify colors, and count up to 10 in PK3, and up to 15 in PK4. This month, we will continue to review the vocabulary themes mentioned above, and focus on body parts, shapes and sizes, fruit, and verbs.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I have so enjoyed getting to know your children these past several weeks and I look forward to continuing to explore the French language and culture with them throughout the year!
Detroit Country Day Lower School
French Specialist PK3 - 2nd Grade
Trouve "le ver de terre"
Jordan comes up for a turn at the SMART Board in the Barnyard Buddies room. In this game, students identify apples by size or color to make them disappear in hopes that they don't come across a "ver de terre"... a worm!
We're learning our colors in French through different games and activities. Click on the link below to listen to Shiv introduce himself and say the colors in French: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0vlc12J1zcR
Nous t'aimons, Madeline!
One of our favorite visitors who often comes to French class is Madeline! We play many different games and read stories with Madeline, and we can only speak to her in French because she is from Paris!
Trouve "le ver de terre"
We will continue to review greetings and expressions, colors, and numbers in French class. This month we are focusing on shapes, sizes, verbs, and fruits. Click on the links below to hear the vocabulary words for each of these topics. You have the option of saving each of these files to your device as an MP3 for future listening, as well.
Topics we will continue to review:
- Greetings & Expressions: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1xtbiGDIk4e
- Colors: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Y8tUJzcwsE
- Numbers (1-10): http://vocaroo.com/i/s0WYt6qslSJC
- Apple Vocabulary: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1hoz6yUgynJ
Topics we are focusing on this month:
Practice French with Quizlet vocabulary cards. You can download the free Quizlet app for your tablet or smart phone for fast, on-the-go practice!