March 14, 2019

HW: none, enjoy your break

Goals: Be able to introduce self.

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by reading French words to guess meanings (dict. pg, 58 bottom)
- reviewed alphabet and listened as the teacher spelled names (dict. pg 29 top)
- reviewed informal and added formal greetings

March 13, 2019

HW: say the French alphabet & accents to self 3x

Goals: Be able to introduce self.

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by writing accent names and uses (wkbk. pg. 7 bottom box)
- reviewed alphabet and listened as the teacher spelled names (dict. pg 29 top)
- introduced ourselves and spelled names to classmates (dict. pg. 29 bottom)
- were introduced to other ways to say hi and bye

March 12, 2019

HW: say the French alphabet to self 3x

Goals: Be able to introduce self.

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by matching feeling words to situations (wkbk. pgs. 2-3)
- chose French names
- practiced introducing selves
- were introduced to accents

March 11, 2019

Welcome to the

6th Grade French Exploratory Homework Blog.

My name is Madame Thiel and I can be reached via e-mail at bthiel@usd116.org


INTRO TO FRENCH EXPLORATORY

During each 9 week class we will learn to use French to:
-Greet someone and ask how s/he is
-Introduce ourselves and spell our names
-Ask or tell the time and date of an event
-Politely order food and drink
-Ask prices and understand the answer
-Understand classroom instructions and know the names of classroom objects


We will also learn a bit about French-speaking cultures. Such as:
- Where in the world is French widely spoken
- Where the country of France is located and the approximate locations of its major cities, rivers, and mountains
- The names of some regions of France and what unique history, foods, music, and customs they have

- Some of the major monuments of Paris
- The names and contributions of some famous French-speaking people
- Some typical foods and drinks
- Some of the ways the French language has influenced English

Students will be given a teacher created workbook and dictionary to facilitate their practice. Both books should be brought to class every day.

Grades will be calculated as follows:

60% Assessments (Quizzes & Skits) 40% Practice (Workbook & Class Participation)

March 8, 2019

HW: none. Enjoy your new class on Monday

Goals: Be able to politely ask for items

Today in class, we ...
- played Jeopardy

March 7, 2019

HW: study for speaking test tomorrow

Goals: Be able to politely ask for items

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by taking 5 minutes to review for our speaking tests
- watched more of the video on Northern France and took notes on Pg. 60 of our dictionaries while individuals took their speaking tests.

March 6, 2019

HW: study for speaking test tomorrow

Goals: Be able to politely ask for items

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by answering questions about French money (dict. pg. 54)
- practiced asking prices (dict. pg. 40)
- practiced the whole skit for visiting a café (dict. pg. 67)

March 5, 2019

We made masks for Mardi Gras or did make-up work.

March 4, 2019

HW: finish wkbk. pg. 35 top if not done in class

Goals: Be able to politely ask for items

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by writing politeness expressions in French
- had our third cafe (perrier) while practicing numbers (wkbk. pg. 35 top)
- were introduced to how much is it and practiced asking prices.

March 1, 2019

HW: finish wkbk. pg. 31 if not done in class

Goals: Be able to politely ask for items

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by looking at French food words in English (dict. pg. 58)
- had our second cafe (cheeses) while practicing numbers (wkbk. pg. 31)

February 28, 2019

HW: finish wkbk. pg. 40 if not done in class

Goals: Be able to politely ask for items

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by looking at French words in English
- had our first cafe (pastries) while practicing numbers (wkbk. pg. 40)

February 27, 2019

HW: none

Goals: Know about the geography of France

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by taking a few minutes to review
- took our map quiz
- began cafe vocabulary

February 26, 2019

HW: study your map

Goals: Know about the geography of France

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by matching labels to a map of France (wkbk. pg. 57)
- played a second round of bingo to practice listening to and reading numbers

February 25, 2019

HW: study your map & finish wkbk. pg. 32 if not done in class

Goals: Know about the geography of France

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by matching labels to a map of France (wkbk. pg. 58)
- had our final map race - individual
- played bingo to practice listening to and reading numbers
- began our writing practice (wkbk. pg, 32)

February 22, 2019

HW: study your map & finish wkbk. pg. 38 if not done in class

Goals: Know about the geography of France

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by listing features of France (dict. pg. 62 bottom)
- had our thrid map race - groups of up to 2
- reviewed numbers 60+ and began our bingo cards (wkbk. pgs. 38 & 39)

February 21, 2019

HW: study your map & finish wkbk. pg. 29

Goals: Know about the geography of France

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by labeling a blank map of France again
- had our 2nd map race - groups up to 3
- started some number reading/writing practice (wkbk. pg. 29)

February 20, 2019

HW: study your map & finish wkbk. pg. 30

Goals: Know about the geography of France

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by labeling a blank map of France
- had our first map race - groups up to 4
- were introduced to numbers 60+
- started some reading practice (wkbk. pg. 30)

February 19, 2019

HW: study your map

Goals: Know about the geography of France

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by writing what we remembered about the north of France from last week
- drew the map of France together

February 14, 2019

HW: none

Goals: Know about the geography of France

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by writing about what we thought northern France was like
- watched a video on northern France and took notes

February 13, 2019

HW: none

Goals: Be able to understand times and dates

Today in class, we ...
- warmed-up by matching date vocabulary to meanings
- took our dates quiz