Week 8: October 12-16

French I - Fall 2015

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La Huitième Semaine

Welcome to Week 8! It's a big week for EC students - they will receive their Quarter 1 Report Cards! Traditional and Year-Long students have another two weeks. Read below for more information about the upcoming week! All assignments are due Friday, October 16!

Traditional Block:

This week students will finish work in Unit 5: Les Couleurs. Students will continue working with adjectives to describe people and things, and will also learn the verb avoir and vocabulary for school supplies and classes. Assignments due this week include:

1. Les Couleurs, Writing 1F

2. Les Couleurs, Speaking 1F

3. Les Couleurs, Section 1 Quiz

4. Les Couleurs, Writing 2D

5. Les Couleurs, Section 2 Quiz

6. Les Couleurs, Writing 3A

7. Les Couleurs, Section 3, Quiz

8. Les Couleurs, Unit Exam



Year Long:


Having finished Unit 2: Le Jour et La Date, YL students will begin work in Unit 3: Le Temps this week. In this unit students will learn vocabulary and expressions for the weather and seasons as well as how to conjugate their first group of verbs: regular -ER verbs. Assignments due this week include:


1.Le Temps, Speaking 1C

2.Le Temps, Writing 1C

3. Le Temps, Writing 1D

4.Le Temps, Section 1 Quiz

5.Le Temps, TPR Quiz



Early Calendar:


Now that the midterm is over, EC students will really dig into second quarter work. Working in Unit 6: Les Endroits, students will learn vocabulary for places around town as well as the new irregular verbs faire and venir. Assignments due this week include:

1. Les Endroits, Speaking 1E

2. Les Endroits, TPR Quiz

3. Les Endroits, Project 1F

4. Les Endroits, Section 1Quiz

5. Les Endroits, Project 2D

6. Les Endroits, Discussion 2D

7. Les Endroits, Section 2 Quiz

8. Les Endroits, Speaking 3A

9. Les Endroits, Project 3C



While EC students will receive a report card this week, Traditional and Year-Long students will receive a progress report. This progress report will be the last one before the Quarter 1 Report Card! Grades will be posted for all students on Tuesday, October 13, and should be available to schools in registration on Thursday, October 15. Parents, please inquire at your child's school for information of progress report/report card distribution.

Alternate textbook links:

Bonjour:
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/foreignlanguage/french1a/bonjour/introduction.htm

Le Jour et La Date:
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/foreignlanguage/french1a/jour/introduction.htm

Le Temps:
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/foreignlanguage/french1a/temps/introduction.htm

L'Heure:
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/foreignlanguage/french1a/heure/introduction.htm

Les Couleurs:
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/foreignlanguage/french1a/couleurs/introduction.htm
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As a part of the requirements of the course, students are expected to attend live sessions with the instructor (1 session/unit). The dates/times of live sessions will be provided in this section of the newsletter each week. The schedule for this week is:

* Monday, 10/12 @ 11:30am w/ Mme Elizabeth Lovelady-Alfonso (Unit 5)
* Tuesday, 10/13 @ 12pm w/ Mme Mary Hansbrough (Unit 5)
* Tuesday, 10/13 @ 8pm w/ Mme Melissa Harrelson (Unit 5)
* Wednesday, 10/14 @ 7pm w/ Mme Jean McDaniel (Unit 5)
* Thursday, 10/15 @ 10am w/ Mme Susan Cowan (Unit 3 - YL schedule)
* Thursday, 10/15 @ 2pm w/ Mme Megan Townsend (Unit 5)
* Thursday, 10/15 @ 4pm w/ Mme Erin Tyson (Unit 5)
* Thursday, 10/15 @ 6pm w/ Mme Maria Yandell (Unit 3 - YL schedule)
* Thursday, 10/15 @ 8pm w/ Mme Nicole Swanson (Unit 5)


Please note that to avoid confusion, all students will now share one live classroom. While the course calendars for early calendar and year-long students will not match those of traditional block students, year-long and early calendar students are still welcome at any session (and vise versa with traditional block students!) In addition to selecting a session by the schedule, note the material that will be presented to ensure that you are selecting the session that will be most beneficial to you!

To access the live classroom, students should click the link in Blackboard titled "Live Classroom French 1." It is suggested that for the first time they arrive approximately 15 minutes early to ensure that they are able to enter the chat room and check the functionality of all tools. Students should log in with both their first and last names, or if attending by teleconference, they should identify themselves to the instructor upon entry.

Vocabulary Retention

One of the keys to success in learning a foreign language is memorizing vocabulary, but with so much material to cover, it can be difficult. The article below suggests some great strategies to help students increase vocabulary retention:

Nos Heures Préférée

EC Section 1 - Mme Karen Miller

"Ma couleur préférée se presente aux fêtes Noël (Christmas) et Le Jour de Saint Valentin (Valentine's Day). C'est la couleur de l'amour (love) et de la vie (life). C'est la couleur du coeur (heart) et la couleur du coucher du soleil (sunset). Je préfère la couleur ROUGE (red)!"

Sections 1 and 2 - Mme Claire Driscoll

"J'aime manger des citrons (lemons) et j'adore le soleil (the sun). J'adore regarder des canaris. Ma couleur préférée est .......... JAUNE (yellow)!"

Sections 3 and 11; YL Section 3 - Mme Ashley Padgett

"J'aime manger les épinards (spinach) et les choux de Bruxelles (Brussels sprouts). J'adore regarder les feuilles (leaves) et l'herbe (grass) au printemps et les sapins de Noël (Christmas trees) en hiver. J'aime acheter les vêtements avec de l'argent (money) et mon héros d'enfance est une grenouille (frog) qui s'appelle Kermit......c'est vert (green) que j'adore!"

Section 4 - Mme Melissa Harrelson

"C'est très difficile to choisir seulement une couleur! J'aime toutes les couleurs (all colors), mais peut-être ma couleur favorite est BLEU (blue). Je porte souvent (often wear) un jean bleu et une chemise (shirt) bleue. Je vais aux montagnes (mountains) de Caroline du nord qui sont bleus en haut (at the top), près du ciel (sky), et le ciel est le bleu de Caroline, oui!"

Section 5 - Mme Jean McDaniel

"J'aime beaucoup les raisins (grapes) et l'aubergine (eggplant). J'aime sentir la lavande. Je plante souvent des tulipes violettes dans mon jardin. Mon héros de l'enfance était Barney...Oui! Ma couleur préférée c'est la couleur violette (ou pourpre)!"

Section 6; YL Section 1 - Mme Susan Cowan

Section 7 - Mme Mary Hansbrough

"J'aime beaucoup les couleurs d'été, pas d'automne. J'aime les feuilles vertes (green leaves) et les fleurs multicolorées (multi-colored flowers). J'aime le ciel bleu (blue sky) et les nuages blanches (white clouds)."

Section 8 & 14 - Mme Nicole Swanson

"J'aime beaucoup les salades. J'adore aussi les fraises. Ma couleur favorite est rose. Ma fille, Lexi, aime beaucoup rose aussi."

Section 9; YL Section 2 - Mme Laura Summers

Section 12 - Mme Megan Townsend

"Je n'ai pas de couleur préférée parce que j'aime toutes les couleurs comme dans l'arc de ciel (rainbow)! Je pense que toutes les couleurs sont jolies and ma couleur favorite change chaque jour d'après mes sentiments (according to how I feel) :-) Aujourd'hui j'adore la couleur bleue parce qu'il ne pleut plus (it's no longer raining) et le ciel(the sky) est bleu!"

Sections 13 & 15 - Mme Lovelady-Alfonso

"J'aime regarder le ciel (the sky). J'adore la mer (the sea). Les Schtroumpfs (smurfs) make me laugh! Mon film préféré est Avatar et my favorite dining buddy est le monstre de biscuit! (Cookie Monster) Evidemment, ma couleur préférée est ....BLEU :-)"

YL Section 4 - Mme Maria Yandell

"J'aime beaucoup nager dans l'océan. J’aime le ciel (sky) quand il fait beau. J’aime les hortensias (hydrangeas). Ma couleur préférée est calme. C’est la couleur des yeux. Ma couleur préférée est bleue!"