Unit 7 - La Cuisine

French I - Summer 2014

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La Septième Semaine

Bienvenue à la septième semaine! This week students will work in Unit 7: La Cuisine. In this unit we will learn vocabulary for food and dining as well as several irregular verbs. We will also learn how to use the partitive article when discussing quantities. For this unit's project, students will have the opportunity to explore different francophone cuisines and even make a foreign dish! Assignments due this Friday, August 1 include:

* Speaking 1C
* Project 1C
* Project 1E
* Writing 1H
* Section 1 Quiz
* Project 2A
* Writing 2B
* Speaking 2D
* Section 2 Quiz
* Project 3B
* Speaking 3B
* Writing 3C
* Section 3 Quiz
* Unit Exam

Zeros for Week 6/Unit 6 have been assigned. There will be another progress report on Tuesday, July 29. Students are encouraged to submit as much work as possible before this report is due!
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Qu'est-ce que tu aimes manger? No matter where you are from, food is an integral part of your daily life. What better way is there to learn about the underlying culture of a group of people than to study their cuisine? Join us in the live classroom this week as we discuss not only the vocabulary and grammar associated with food, but also the cultural aspects of cooking and dining. The schedule for this week's live sessions is:

* Sunday 7/27 @ 8pm with Mme Elizabeth Lovelady-Alfonso
* Tuesday 7/29 @ 9pm with Mme Jean McDaniel
* Wednesday 7/30 @ 8:30pm with Mme Padgett
* Friday 8/1 @ 10am with Mme Karen Miller
* Sunday 8/3 @ 8pm with Mme Lovelady-Alfonso (Unit 8)
NCVPS will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, July 30, for any interested parents, students, and educators. This online open house will begin at 6p.m. in one of our Blackboard Collaborate rooms. Come join us and discover more about our programs! This session is designed for public school, private school, and home-schooled students and parents. Click the title above to register!
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Nos Plats Favoris

Section 1 - Mme Elizabeth Lovelady-Alfonso

Pour moi et mes enfants, nous adorons tous les escargots comme entrée.(appetizer) Oui, c'est 'snails' en anglais, mais superbe avec du beurre et de l'ail, miam!! (with garlic and butter)

Comme plat principal (main dish) c'est la fondue au fromage (cheese fondue) avec du pain (bread) qui me plait tellement (that I like so much) , spécialement pendant l'hiver en Suisse (during winter in Switzerland)!

Aussi en hiver, j'adore boire du chocolat chaud ainsi que mon fils (I love to drink hot chocolat like my son), c'est délicieux!

Enfin pour le dessert, c'est aussi une spécialité d'hiver que je désire...c'est la bûche de Noël (Yule log) which you can get in many different flavors. Here you see une bûche de Noël au chocolat, à la fraise, et pralinée. You can learn more about the history as well as view une recette (recipe) at the website below. Enjoy et Bon ap!

Section 2 - Mme Ashley Padgett

J'adore les crêpes! I love crêpes because they are a multi-purpose food. You can eat them for le petit déjeuner (breakfast), le déjeuner (lunch), or le dîner (dinner)! They can be an entrée or a dessert! When I was studying abroad in Montpellier, we would go to Crêperie de La Comédie for lunch - my favorite savory crêpe had du gruyère (cheese), du jambon (ham), des tomates (tomatoes), et des oignons (onions). Later on, we'd go back after dinner for dessert - not sure I could pick a favorite here, but I did love the crêpe au Chantilly (whipped cream) and the crêpe au Nutella! Click the link below for a simple recipe. Add your favorite meats, cheeses, and vegetables for lunch, and add your favorite fruits and sweets for dessert. Bon appétit!

Section 3 - Mme Karen Miller

"One of my all-time favorite francophone dishes is Cheese Fondue. La Fondue originated in Switzerland as a means of stretching food over the long winter months. La fondue is composed of an assortment of melted cheeses, wine or beer and spices. It is served with a variety of dippers including breads, vegetables and fruits. My family particularly enjoys the combination of a sharp cheddar with the tartness of a granny smith apple. It's also fun eating for kids!"

Section 4 - Mme Jean McDaniel

"L'été de 2012, I spent trois semaines in Québec. During my time there I ate La Poutine avec (with) mon amie, Sara. La Poutine is basically les frites (fries) avec la sauce (gravy) et du fromage (cheese). This sounds a bit heavy and peculiar but keep in mind that this dish is usually consumed during winter after a full day of cold weather and dog-sledding! It is so yummy! Miam! My family enjoys this toute l'année (all year), même (even) s'il fait chaud! Nous aimons les frites tout le temps!"