Week 9: March 16 - March 20

French I - Spring 2015

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Welcome to Week 9! It's midterm week for Traditional students! Year-long students are working steadily towards the third report card. Read below for more information about each course! All assignments are due Friday, March 20!

Traditional Block:

This weeks students will take their midterm exam and begin work on Quarter 2 work in Unit 6: Les Endroits. Students should make sure that have finished all work in Units 1-5 prior to beginning the midterm exam (and before report card grades are due next week). Assignments due this week include:

1. MID-TERM EXAM

2. Les Endroits, Discussion 1A

3. Les Endroits, Speaking 1A

4. Les Endroits, Project 1C

5. Les Endroits, Writing 1D



Year-Long

Year-long students will continue work in Unit 8 this week. For this unit's project students will select a francophone country and research its cuisine. They will then prepare a photo essay describing 4 specific dishes and 2 beverages, and will even have the opportunity to prepare one of their selected dishes! Assignments due this week include:

1. La Cuisine, Project 2A

2. La Cuisine, Writing 2B

3. La Cuisine, Speaking 2D

4. La Cuisine, Section 2 Quiz


This week is an off-week for grade reports. Next week both Traditional and YL students will receive their a report card. Report card grades will be posted by teachers on Tuesday, March 24, and should be available to schools in registration by Thursday, March 26.
This week's live sessions will review for the Midterm Exam. If students were unable to attend a session for a particular unit in the past, or if they cannot attend a session for the current unit, they need to contact their instructors.

* Monday, March 16 @ 6pm w/ Mme Mary Hansbrough (Midterm Review)
* Tuesday, March 17 @ 10am w/ Mme Ashley Padgett (Unit 5)
* Wednesday, March 18 @ 6:30pm w/ Mme Maria Yandell (Midterm Review)
* Thursday, March 19 @ 8pm w/ Mme Karen Miller (Midterm Review)

Note that while the course calendars for Traditional and Year-Long courses do not align, students may choose to attend any live session of their choosing. Students are also welcome to attend more than one session for extra practice! Students need to log in with both first and last name to ensure they receive credit for attendance. Those who phone in using the teleconference option need to identify themselves to the instructor presenting so their attendance is documented!

Midterm Review


Below is a study guide that Traditional students can use to prepare for the midterm exam. Using the letter code listed, they can identify areas of strength and weakness. Students can also access additional resources through the links provided.



M = I have mastered this content area.
F = This content is familiar but I need to review.
N = This material is new to me.

BONJOUR UNIT: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/voc/01.html#005

_____introduce yourself to someone and ask their name
_____ ask how someone is
_____ask where someone lives
_____ask others for some basic information in real conversations
_____ recognize and recite the French alphabet
_____spell words out loud using the French alphabet
_____use appropriate basic vocabulary to greet people at different times of
the day
_____ choose the right farewell for the situation

LE JOUR ET LE DATE: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/voc/01.html#005

_____talking about days of the week and months
_____ expressing dates
_____expressing likes and dislikes
_____ using subject pronouns (je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles): http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/pro2.html
_____numbers from 1 – 31: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/voc/01.html#005

LE TEMPS: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/voc/03.html#021

_____talk about the weather
_____talk about the seasons
_____convert degrees from the Fahrenheit scale to Centigrade and vice versa
_____express possession (mon, ma, mes, ton, ta, tes, etc…): http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/det6.html
_____learn the indefinite articles (un, une, des): http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/det4.html
_____manipulate regular -er verbs : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/ver1.html
_____talk about what you wear in various situations : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/voc/10.html#081

L’HEURE: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/voc/02.html#012
_____talk about places in a town : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/voc/06.html#049
_____talk about things to do in school
_____talk about things you do at different places in a town
_____manipulate some irregular verbs (aller: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/virr4.html / être: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/virr1.html )
_____manipulate regular -ir (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/vir1.html )and -re verbs (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/vre1.html )
_____learn to ask yes/no and information questions

LES COULEURS
_____to describe yourself and others using être and adjectives: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/virr1.html
_____to describe things using colors
_____that adjectives in French have different forms based on gender and number
_____that most adjectives in French are placed differently than in English
_____additional people nouns
_____manipulate irregular verb: avoir: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/virr2.html
_____how to talk about basic things that might be in your school, desk or backpack : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/voc/01.html#007
_____how to talk about your school day

Nos Couleurs Favorites

Sections 1 & 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 & 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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)!"

Section 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - 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!"