Week 6: September 28 - October 2
French I - Fall 2015
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
Year-long students will continue work in Unit 2: Le Jour et La Date. This week students will use vocabulary for weekdays, numbers and months to write out the date. Assignments due this week include:
1. Le Jour et La Date, Discussion 2B
2. Le Jour et La Date, Writing 2C
3. Le Jour et La Date, Section 2 Quiz
4. Le Jour et La Date, Writing 3A
Now in the eighth week, Early Calendar students are wrapping up the first quarter! This week they will finish work in Unit 5: Les Couleurs and should begin preparing for the Midterm Exam next week! 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
Students in all courses will receive a progress report on Tuesday, September 29. (Posted in registration on Thursday, October 1.)
Alternate textbook links:
Le Jour et La Date:
* Monday, September 28 @ 11:30am w/ Mme Elizabeth Lovelady-Alfonso (Unit 4)
* Monday, September 28 @ 7pm w/ Mme Karen Miller (Unit 5 - EC Schedule)
* Wednesday, September 30 @ 6pm w/ Mme Nicole Swanson (Unit 4)
* Wednesday, September 30 @ 8pm w/ Mme Melissa Harrelson (Unit 4)
* Thursday, October 1 @ 2pm w/ Mme Megan Townsend (Unit 4)
* Thursday, Ocotber 1 @ 7pm w/ Mme Jean McDaniel (Unit 4)
Year-long courses have been given their own live classroom. The year-long live class schedule for this week is:
* Thursday, October 1 @ 2pm w/ Mme Laura Summers (Unit 2)
While the course calendars for early calendar 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.
Participating in the Culture Café & Completing the Assignment:
During each Culture Café session, you'll join many other students in the "virtual classroom" to learn and share with each other and the teacher. The teacher will have a formal PowerPoint presentation and go over the specified cultural presentation. You need to take notes, as you will have to include a copy of your notes (that has your name and the date). (You can take notes by typing on a computer during the session and uploading the document to the specific assignment page OR you can hand write your notes, take a pic of them and upload to the specific assignment page.)
After attending each Culture Café session, you need to answer the following questions (with your notes accounting for #3):
- What date did you attend?
- What was the topic?
- Who was/were the presenter/s (first and last name/s)?
- What did you cover/learn? (You should include the copy of your notes that has at least 10 things learned. SCREEN SHOTS ARE NOT NOTES!!!)
- Complete a 5 sentence reflection on the Central Theme given by the teacher at the end of the Culture Café Presentation. Submissions without this will not be counted.
Students can access both the Culture Café calendar of events and the classroom through the link in the course. The classroom has also been linked to the title above. There are two sessions scheduled for this week:
* Tuesday, September 29 - Latin: Roman Names @ 5pm.
* Wednesday, September 30 - French: Paris, France @ 4:15pm.
* Wednesday, September 30 - Japanese: The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens @ 7pm.
Each session should last approximately one hour.