Sunday, March 3, 2013

La semaine du 4 mars

This week's dictée words:

Neil Armstrong est né le 5 août 1930 aux États-Unis.  Il s'est  très passionné
pour l'aviation.  En juillet 1969, il a pris le commandement de la mission Apollo
11 vers la Lune.  Il est alors devenu le premier homme à avoir marché sur la
Lune.  Neil Armstrong est décédé le 25 août 2012.


Neil Armstrong was born August 5, 1930 in the United States. He was very passionate about aviation. In July 1969, he took command of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon. He became the first man to walk on the Moon. Neil Armstrong died on 25 August 2012.

Le verbe:  apprendre (au présent)

This week's grammar lesson:  

We are learning about prepositions in French(les prépositions) in class.  For resources to support this week's topic, please visit our class wiki at this link.

 Le verbe de la semaine:


This week's dictée

We are going to challenge ourselves to write out sentences as part of our dictée this week.  I will be dictating the above paragraph about Neil Armstrong.  Students can choose to practice writing 3 of the sentences of their choice.  I believe it is good practice for students to write out words in the context of full sentences while becoming more aware of correct grammar usage in their writing.  Bonne chance mes élèves!

We will continue to explore -re verbs this week.  This week's verb - apprendre - is very similar to prendre in how it is conjugated in the present tense.  Apps like La conjugaison (for iPad and iPhone) are useful in practicing conjugation of verbs in French.  If you have an Android device, try the French Verbs app.

Les portefeuilles

Students are preparing their portfolios. As they work on reflecting upon their learning in term 2, I have been asking them to consider adding samples of their work of which they were proud and also work that they felt they could improve upon.
Une bonne semaine!