TEST 6 (Lesson 14): Thursday, May 23.
For the past few days, students have been working on a project (Ma maison idéale). Posters, texts, and presentations are due Monday, May 13.
TEST 5 (Lesson 13): Tuesday, May 7.
TEST 4 (Lesson 12): Thursday, April 18.
Check the "Homework" tab for information on extra credit exercises you can do during Spring Break!
We will be working on the project "Une personne célèbre" on Thursday and Friday (March 28 and 29). Projects will be presented to the class on Friday, April 12.
On Monday, March 18, we started working on Leçon 11. Students have copied the new adjectives introduced in this lesson under the "Vocabulary" tab in their binders, and the important grammatical information under the "Structures" tab.
There will be a vocabulary test (adjectives p. 165) tomorrow (Friday 3/22), and a test covering Leçon 10 and Leçon 11 next Wednesday (3/27).
Friday. March 15: 2nd period: please check under the "Homework" tab.
On Friday (3/8), we started working on Leçon 10. We are studying the irregular verb avoir (to have), and the use of the definite articles (le, la, l', les) and the indefinite articles (un, une, des). Students have copied all the important details into their binder under the "Structures" tab.
Presentation tomorrow (2/22): 6 items (see Homework tab).
Vocabulary test (pages 140 + 142) on Thursday 2/21.
There will be a vocabulary test (pages 138+139) tomorrow, Thursday, February 14.
On Monday, February 11, we will begin working on Leçon 9. The chapter test will be on Friday, February 22.
On Tuesday, February 12, we will have a Mardi gras party. Bring (store-bought) treats to share if you'd like.
Test 1 (Lesson 8): Friday, February 8.
Welcome to French 2! We have started working on Leçon 8. This lesson focuses on information questions / question words, and introduces the irregular verb faire.
Period 1 Final: Thursday
Period 2 and Period 4 Final: Friday
All French 1 students will give a short presentation on Wednesday, January 23. A handout with details was distributed in class today (Friday, January 18), and students were given time in class today to work on (and finish) this. Students need to memorize / practice their presentation over the weekend!
We are working on Leçon 6 this week, and will begin our review for the comprehensive final exam (lessons 1 through 7)
Next week (1/14 - 1/18), we will work on Leçon 6 (which we had skipped) and begin our review for the comprehensive final exam!
Test Leçon 7: Thursday, January 10.
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année! Looking forward to seeing everyone again on January 2!
Chapter test on Friday, December 14 (Lesson 5)!
On Monday, December 10, students will be presenting: 3 activities they like to do, and 2 activities they don't like to do (from the list on pages 74+75).
From Monday, December 3, through Thursday, December 13, we will be working on Lesson 5. There will be a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, December 11, and a chapter test on
Friday, December 14.
I sent important information concerning next Thursday's conferences home with students on Friday. Parents / guardians: please sign and have your student return this by Tuesday, December 4.
This week, students are working in groups of three, writing and presenting a dialogue ("Au café").
This week, we are working on Lesson 4. We started with 4B, will study 4A next, and will move on to 4C next week. There will be a vocabulary test on the days of the week (p. 61) and the months (p. 62) this Friday, November 9. We'll take the chapter test (Lesson 4A, B, and C) on Tuesday, November 20.
Friday, November 2: Test Lesson 3A and 3B.
This week (10/29 - 11/2), we will continue working on lesson 3. There will be a vocabulary test ("les nourritures" p.45 and "les boissons" p.49) on Wednesday, October 31, and a chapter test (lesson 3 A and 3 B) on Friday, November 2.
Photo album presentations tomorrow, Friday, October 26.
This week (10/22 - 10/25), students are working on their photo albums. They will present these on Friday, October 26. The albums will go into the students' portfolios.
The LEÇON 2 Test has been moved to Friday, October 19 (from Thursday, October 18).
Tuesday, October 16: Vocabulary test (La famille p.35)
Thursday, September 27 through Thursday, October 18: We are working on LEÇON 2
(A, B and C) in the textbook (pages 26 - 39). There will be a test on this material on
Thursday, October 18.
I will be available for you to talk to on Freshman Focus Night (Tuesday, October 2) from 4:30 to 7:30.
Friday, September 21: We are working on LEÇON 1 (A, B and C) in the textbook (pages 14 - 25). There will be a test on this material on Wednesday, September 26.
Wednesday, September 19: Check the "Homework" tab for an assignment due tomorrow.
Monday, September 17: There will be a vocabulary test (worth 10 points) on the numbers 0 to 20.
Friday, September 14: This week, we worked on the French alphabet, numbers 0 to 20, and on phrases to introduce ourselves (My name is ... / I am American / French / Mexican / German ... / I am (15) years old) and questions to ask others (What's your name? / Are you French / American / ... / How old are you?).
As stated on the syllabus, students have to have a section for French in their binder. They also have to have 5 colored tab dividers in the French section of their binder. Last Monday, during class, we labeled the five tabs as follows: 1. class notes 2. DO NOWS 3. vocabulary
4. structures 5. returned work. Whenever I ask students to write in class, I will indicate to them under which "tab" to file their writing. This will help them stay organized and will facilitate any work they do outside of class (homework, reviews, studying for tests and quizzes, etc.).
Please note that on Tuesday, September 18, there will be a vocabulary test (worth 10 points) on the numbers 0 to 20.
Welcome to first-year French!
Students will receive a syllabus (including a page to be signed by student and parent / guardian) and a letter to parents / guardians on the first day of school. You can also view and / or download these under the "Documents" tab of this SWIFT site.
Please return the "acknowledgement" page, signed by student and parent / guardian by Monday, September 10.