The French Gazette

Kindergarten - October 2015


Dear Families,

Kindergarten students are off to a wonderful start in French this year! I meet with each class twice a week for 25 minutes. During that time we play games, sing, and work together using a blend of hands-on tools and technology to learn new vocabulary and practice speaking in the target language. 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 learning how to introduce ourselves and how to ask and respond to simple conversation questions, such as "How are you?" and "What is your name?" We are also reviewing colors, numbers (1-20), and the days of the week. This month, as well as continuing to work on the themes mentioned above, we will be focusing on school supplies, classroom objects, common directions in French. Additionally, we will start to explore fruits and vegetables in French and practice describing them by size, shape, and color.

Please feel free 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 continue to review greetings, colors, numbers, simple verbs, and days of the week in French. Click on the links below for sound files of each of these themes. You have the option of saving each of these files to your device as an MP3 for future listening, as well.

Below you will find a link to online flashcards where you can practice with your child at home. Paper copies of vocabulary terms will be sent home later in the month.

Featured Project

This month in French class, Kindergarten students are learning about school supplies. Look for their completed vocabulary books to come home near the end of the month.
Click here for school supply flashcards

Download the Quizlet app on your smart phone or iPad to practice on the go! Each term features an audio clip to practice pronunciation.

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Bon voyage!

Kindergarten students "flew" from our school to Paris via Google Earth to visit the Eiffel Tower! Using the street view feature, we toured the second and third levels of the Eiffel Tower. Students especially enjoyed finding the gift shop and looking at Paris from the top of the tower! To see what the Eiffel Tower looks like now in Paris, visit the live streaming webcam here: Visit on the hour starting at 4:00PM to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle!