The French Gazette

First Grade- October 2015

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Dear Families,

First graders are off to a great start in French this year! 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 reviewing colors, numbers (1-30), common verbs and adjectives, and introductory phrases and questions. This month, as well as continuing to work on the themes mentioned above, we will be focusing on school supplies, classroom objects, and directions (such as "raise your hand" or "sit at a desk"). Throughout the year first graders will also study French art and culture by learning about the different monuments of Paris. This month we are learning about the Eiffel Tower! Scroll down to the bottom for more fun ways to explore the Eiffel Tower at home.

Please feel 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!


Alyssa Marcangelo

Detroit Country Day Lower School

French Specialist PK3 - 2nd Grade

October Vocabulary

We will be continuing to review greetings, colors, numbers (1-30), as well as simple verbs and common classroom directions in French. This month, our new vocabulary unit is school supplies. Below you will find a link to online flashcards where you can practice with your child at home. Paper copies of vocabulary sheets will be sent home later in the month.

Click here for School Supply Vocabulary Flashcards

Practice vocabulary on the go with Quizlet French vocabulary cards.

Practice other vocabulary themes with flashcards on Quizlet, too!

Monument of the Month: The Eiffel Tower