9th graders: For the past several weeks we have been working on our final unit for the year Metro, boulot, dodo (see attached). In this unit we have been learning vocabulary for professions and using the irregular verbs vouloir, pouvoir, and devoir to say things that people want to do, can do, and have to do at their jobs. We also used these verbs to make, accept, and decline invitations and to give excuses. We will continue with our regular weekly verb quizzes until the end of the year and will have one more comprehensive exam on our final unit tentatively the week of June 6th.
10th graders: For the past several weeks we have continued with our new unit Metro, boulot, dodo (see attachments above). Recently we have been discussing our responsibilities at home and what chores we and others in our family do (see attached). We have also been using direct object pronouns when discussing our chores as a more efficient way of expressing ourselves. We will continue with our weekly verb quizzes and have one more comprehensive exam on this unit tentatively on June 1st. After that we will go over the past tense in French but will not have an exam per se.
9th graders: This week in French we finished up our unit on la routine quotidienne and will be taking our summative on Tuesday, April 11th. We will also be having our crepe party on Thursday, April 13th--be sure to sign up on Tuesday to bring in a filling and/or beverage!
10th graders: This week we continued working on our new lesson professions (see attached). On Monday we took a verb quiz and on Thursday we took a spelling/dictation quiz on the new vocabulary. Next week we will continue talking about professions and introduce three new irregular verbs--vouloir, pouvoir, and devoir.
9th graders: This week in French class we continued our lesson on les endroits with additional practice with the verbs aller and venir. We wrote an exit ticket explaining to our mom our plans for a busy Saturday in class on Tuesday and took a verb quiz on Thursday. Next week we will finish our lesson in time for a summative on Tuesday, April 12th.
10th graders: This week in French we finished watching Cyrano de Bergerac and did a short writing activity about the film. We also took our weekly verb quiz on Monday. On Thursday we went over our recent dictation summative and as a result decided to have weekly spelling quizzes starting next Thursday. I will pull ten words from the new vocab list each week along with two dictated sentences. I handed out the new list Thursday (see attached) and we will go over them next week. Happy studying!
9th graders: This week in French we continued to practice the new vocabulary for les endroits and the verb aller. We practiced speaking with a partner to say whether we often went to a certain place and why and wrote an exit ticket explaining where we were going and why during a busy Saturday. On Wednesday we took a verb quiz and introduced a new verb venir along with prepositions with de to say which places people were coming from.
10th graders: This week in French we continued our lesson on les divertissements. On Monday, we took our summative assessment (a dictated paragraph) on entertainment. On Wednesday, we did a reading about the history of cinema and looked at how the French have contributed to that art form. We watched a couple of short early films and started watching the classic movie Cyrano de Bergerac. On Thursday we continued to watch the movie. Next week we will finish the movie and start our new unit on les professions et l'avenir. Youpi--finally a new verb tense!
9th graders: This week in French we practiced our new vocabulary for les endroits in various writing and speaking activities. On Thursday after the verb quiz we introduced prepositions with à and used them to express where people were and where they were going. Next week we will introduce a new verb, venir, to say what places people are coming from.
10th graders: This week in French we further practiced the vocabulary for les divertissements and did two practice dictées in preparation for our exam on Monday, March 21st. On Monday we took our verb quiz; we will not have a verb quiz next week due to the exam. This week we also did some partner activities to make suggestions and talk about our favorite forms of entertainment. Next week after the exam we will be reading about the French art of film-making and watching a French film--Youpi!
9th graders: For the past two weeks we have practiced for and presented our speaking assessments on our routines matinales. We also finished our reading on Louis XIV and went over our new vocabulary list on les endroits as part of our new lesson on les divertissements (see first two attached documents). On Thursday of this week we took a verb quiz. Next week we will continue with the new vocabulary and introduce two irregular verbs, aller and venir.
10th graders: For the past two weeks we have prepared for and taken our speaking, listening, and writing assessments on les endroits and went over new vocabulary for les divertissements (see last two attached documents). We also took two verb quizzes. This week we practiced the vocabulary and categorized it according to what we listen to, see/watch, write, read, and use. Finally we learned and practiced three new irregular verbs--voir, lire, and écrire. Next week we will continue to use the vocabulary in reading activities and practice dictations. The summative for this lesson will be a dictée given on Monday, March 21st.
9th graders: This week in French 2/3 we started a reading activity on Louis XIV and his daily routines. On Thursday we took our verb quiz and then had a work day to prepare for our speaking assessment on Thursday, March 3rd. Next week we will continue to practice in small groups and also finish our reading activity.
10th graders: This week in French 2/3 we continued working with places and the verbs aller and venir. We learned two verb tenses, the near future and the recent past, that can be constructed with the present tense of these verbs. We used these constructions to say where people were going to and coming from and what they were going to do and had just done. Next week we will take a summative on this lesson on Wednesday, March 2nd. The summative will assess listening, speaking, and writing.
9th graders: This week in French class we continued our lesson on daily routines and practiced stem-changing verbs. On Tuesday we did a practice dictée and on Thursday we translated it to English. We also started brainstorming for our speaking assessment scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd. The Thursday after break will be a work day for the speaking assessment, so bring any technology or rough drafts with you on that day so you can be super-productive! Bonne vacances!
10th graders: This week in French class we worked on places and prepositions with à and de; we also had our food day and watched the film Wall-E in French (Merci, Macy!). Thanks to all of you aspiring chefs out there who brought in such wonderful dishes! C’était délicieux! We ended the week with another picture description activity; I am posting the images we've described so far if you would like additional practice at home. Bonnes vacances!
9th graders: This week in French we continued our lesson on morning and evening preparations and introduced some new stem-changing verbs, se lever and se sécher. On Tuesday we worked on writing definitions for our new expressions in French and used a graphic organizer to define the word, draw a picture, and give examples of the verb in affirmative and negative sentences. On Thursday we took a verb quiz and worked with our new stem-changing verbs. Next week we will start working to prepare for our speaking summative on Thursday, February 25th.
10th graders: During this week in French we have spent a lot of time practicing our new vocabulary in different speaking and writing activities. We had a great time describing pictures of people at a cafe and a public garden (You guys have active imaginations!). On Monday we took a verb quiz and on Thursday we introduced the new verb venir. Next week we will continue to work with venir and aller to say what we have just done and what we are going to do.
9th graders: For the past two weeks in French class we have continued to work on our new unit la vie quotidienne (see attached) and further work with reflexive verbs. Our verb quiz this week was the first grade on the new semester. We have been practicing talking about our daily routines in preparation for our next summative, which will be a speaking assessment. The exact date of the summative is yet to be determined.
10th graders: For the past two weeks we did our speaking presentations on our daily routines; grades for the assessment are posted in Skyward, as well as grades for the first verb quiz of the semester. We also have been practicing speaking and describing pictures using our new vocabulary les endroits en ville (see attached).
Bonjour et bienvenue! Je m'appelle Mme. Zahn. J'adore les chats siamois, le chocolat, et bien sûr, le français!