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9th graders: For the past few weeks we have been working on our final unit Qu'est-ce qu'on fait? (see attached). For this unit we have been discussing our activities and the weather/seasons. We have been conjugating -er verbs and the irregular verb faire and taking weekly verb quizzes. Next week we will continue working with the expressions with faire and start a reading activity and start preparing for our last exam for the semester (tentatively scheduled for the week of June 6th).
10th graders: In the past month, we have finished up our unit Qu'est-ce qu'on fait? (see attachments above) and took our comprehensive exam on the unit this Tuesday. Today we began our final unit for the year, Allons-y! (see attached). In this unit we will learn two final irregular verbs aller and venir and use them to describe where people are going and coming from, but also which actions they are going to do and have just done. We will take our last exam for the year tentatively on June 7th and will also continue with our weekly verb quizzes.
9th graders: This week we finished our lesson on personality traits and likes/dislikes. On Wednesday we took a verb quiz and did a practice reading activity to prepare for the exam on Monday, April 10th. Remember we are also having our crepe party on Wednesday, April 12th. Don't forget to bring what you signed up for!
10th graders: This week in French we finished our unit Qui suis-je? with our last lesson on family members and pets; we will be having our listening/writing summative on Tuesday, April 11th.
9th graders: This week we practiced for and took our speaking summative on les profils. Next week we will review for our listening/reading/writing summative on personality adjectives and likes/dislikes scheduled for Monday, April 11th.
10th graders: This week continued working with our new vocabulary on la famille. Because of the PISA testing this week, we watched the movie Jean de Florette on Wednesday and finished it on Thursday. We also went over our recent dictation summatives; you will have two weeks to reassess on either or both portions. Next week we will finish up our family and pets lesson in time for a short listening/writing summative on Tuesday, April 12th.
9th graders: This week in French we worked on our profils for our speaking assessment scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th. We also played Loto on Monday to practice likes/dislikes vocabulary and took a verb quiz on Wednesday.
10th graders: This week in French we started our new lesson on la famille (see attached) and used the new vocabulary to talk about how people were related to each other. We also used the possessive adjectives mon, ma, and mes to describe our own family members. On Monday we also took our summative assessment on physical description. Next week we will look at other possessive adjectives to say what items belong to which people.
9th graders: This week in French we continued working with our new vocabulary list for likes and dislikes, and introduced the stem-changing verb, préférer. We labeled which pictures from the list we like, love, dislike, and hate and wrote an exit ticket expressing some of those likes and dislikes. We filled out our own Loto card of our likes and dislikes which we will use on Monday to play a bingo game. We did not take a verb quiz this week, but will have one next Wednesday as usual which will include all previous verbs and the new one.
10th graders: This week in French 1 we did activities utilizing our new vocabulary list on physical traits. We described pictures of different people and characters using the new words and reviewed masculine and feminine adjectives. We also chose one princess and one pet from a picture of several and after reading our descriptions chose a classmate to guess which princess or pet we were describing. Finally, we ended the week with two practice dictées in preparation for our exam on Monday, March 21st.
9th graders: For the past two weeks we finished up personality adjectives and began likes/dislikes (see attachment below). We also learned regular -er verbs in the present tense like aimer, adorer, and détester. We have taken two verb quizzes during the past two weeks and we also completed our first practice dictée, whereby I dictated a paragraph in French and you wrote it down in French and then corrected your errors and translated the paragraph to English. Finally, last week we went over some common frequency adverbs and used them to more precisely describe our qualités and défauts. Next week we will continue likes and dislikes and use them to fill out a profil of ourselves that will be used for a speaking summative on Wednesday, March 23rd.
10th graders: During the past two weeks we have prepared for and taken our speaking, listening, reading, and writing summatives over personality adjectives and likes/dislikes and began our new lesson on physical description (see attachments below). We will be assessing this new lesson on Monday March 21st with a dictée, which we will practice next week.
9th graders: This week in French class we continued working with adjectives of personality and the verb to be. On Monday we introduced our second irregular verb avoir and on Wednesday we took a verb quiz. On Wednesday we also turned in a short three paragraph exit ticket describing ourselves and two people we know. Next week we will finish up adjective agreement and start on likes and dislikes and regular -er verbs.
10th graders: This week in French class we continued working with likes and dislikes. On Monday we introduced the stem-changing verb to prefer and did another practice dictation on Tuesday. We also did a speaking/writing activity with our cartes de loto. On Thursday we took a verb quiz and then filled out our profils which we will use for a speaking summative on Thursday, March 3rd. Next week we will practice for the speaking exam and do a reading activity.
9th graders: This week in French 1 we continued working with adjectives and the verb to be. On Monday we had our first interro des verbes on the verb être and worked on using ne/n'...pas to express the negative. On Wednesday we introduced adjective agreement and went over the rules for regular and irregular adjectives (see attached below). After break we will introduce the verb avoir and continue to work on adjective agreement as we build up to being able to present someone in French. Bonne vacances!
10th graders: This week in French 1 we continued working with likes and dislikes and introduced –er verb conjugation. We used the verbs aimer, adorer, and détester to state items we and other people like, love, or hate. We took our first interro des verbes of the semester on Thursday—remember that these can be reassessed at any time. On Thursday we also prepared a Loto card of items to use for a speaking activity when we return from break. When we get back, we will also look at the stem-changing verb préférer and start preparing for our upcoming speaking assessment in early March. Bonnes vacances!
9th graders: This week in French class we continued our new lesson on personality adjectives and introduced our first verb, être. We also introduced zodiac signs and used the verb to be to say our signs and the signs of others. Next week we will continue with adjectives and introduce rules for adjective agreement. We will also have our first verb quiz on Monday.
10th graders: This week in French class we continued working with adjective agreement and rules for irregular adjectives. We also introduced adverbs of frequency and used them to give more precise descriptions of people's personality characteristics. We also did our first dictée practice, where I dictated a paragraph in French. Next week we will continue to work with adverbs and adjectives and introduce likes and dislikes.
9th graders: For the past two weeks in French class, we have begun our new unit Qui suis-je? (see attached). We did a reading on the Vietnamese New Year and looked at personality traits for different signs. We then went over additional personality traits (see attached). We will focus on using those personality traits to describe ourselves and others using the correct forms of the adjective.
10th graders: For the past two weeks we continued our new unit, Qui suis-je? We reviewed the verb to be in the affirmative and negative and began applying adjective rules to our new set of vocabulary. Next we will review the verb avoir and further practice distinguishing gender based on the form of the adjective. I also gave out a syllabus for second semester that explains what material we will be covering and my new reassessment policy (see attached).
Bonjour et bienvenue! Je m'appelle Mme. Zahn. J'adore les chats siamois, le chocolat, et bien sûr, le français!