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French II

Notes for the week of 5/15 & 5/22:

This is our last full week of class before Finals. We will be finishing up our travel unit with a short in-class writing (Tuesday) and a conversation with me later in the week about your EuroStar schedule. Your only homework this week is to prepare your book reports for me, which will be due on Tuesday, 5/23. This is part of your final and worth 25 points of your exam on the 24th. I am happy to look at your answers to your questions beforehand. You will not be able to use your sheet the day of the oral assessment. Your French II final is scheduled for Wednesday, 5/24 at 10:30-12:30.

FR2_ReviewSheet

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/1/17 & 5/8/17:

This week we will continue discussing train travel in France, performing our dialogues, learning how to make a hotel reservation and basic hotel vocabulary, and begin our study of the different regions in France as we start our final project before the end of the semester. Vocab quiz FRIDAY, 5/5 on Quizlet list:  Voyager en train. This will be part matching part writing sentences. Finally, I will be meeting with everyone this week to discuss your book reports and the progress you have made so far. Book report oral presentations will be incorporated into your final, and you will have time to prepare these in class. I will give you a list of questions that you will prepare ahead of time so you are ready. Your second vocabulary quiz on hotel vocabulary will be Friday, 5/12.

BOOK REPORTS DUE:  Tuesday, 5/23 (sauf Joseph-you need to do this by 5/16)

9th graders:  No class Tuesday due to field trip to Medieval Times

 

Notes & Homework for the week of 4/24/17:

I hope everyone had a relaxing spring break and energized for the final weeks of school! This week we will be discussing the first round of presidential elections in France, continue work on our book reports, and transition into our next unit relating to travel in France-Bon voyage et bonne route!

Notes & Homework for the week of 4/10/17:

This is our last week of school before spring break!! There will be a quiz Monday on l’imparfait. You will be given a list of commonly used verbs in class and asked to form sentences in l’imparfait. The rest of the week we will be studying the candidates running for president in France, and continuing with our books we are currently reading.

Link for free rice en français!

http://freerice.com/#/french/13850

Notes & Homework for the week of 4/3/17:

This week we will continue learning about the l’imparfait, and start to compare it to the other past tense you have learned, le passé composé. We will also be studying the candidates running for President in France during the upcoming elections. Please see the link below:

http://www.cnewsmatin.fr/france/2017-03-21/presidentielle-2017-11-candidats-participeront-au-premier-tour-736865

Due Wednesday 4/5:  La perfection reading questions

Due Thursday 4/6:  Imparfait exercises

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap5.html

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap6.html

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap7.html

Due Friday 4/7:  Un, Deux, Trois song packet & Quiz on l’imparfait. You

Notes & Homework for the weeks of 3/13 & 3/20:

Menus are due on Monday, 3/13. I can’t wait to see what you have created!

We will finish up our food tasting writing assignment by Tuesday, and start watching Ratatouille later in the week. You will be responsible for the viewing activities while watching the film (packed to be handed out Thursday), and there will be a class discussion and writing assignment at the conclusion of the film. During the week of 3/20 there will be no class Tuesday-Thursday due to standardized testing and the college trip. We will have class on Monday & Friday.

I also want to give you a heads up that there will be a test on the food unit coming up during the week of 3/27 (most likely the test will be Friday, 3/31). You will be assessed on a variety of foods, markets where they can be purchased, using the present, going future, and passe compose tenses, and you should be able to write a grocery list, including a specific quantity (box, weight, bottle) etc.

Notes & Homework for the week of 3/6:

This is our last week before the menu project is due and the only homework for this week. MENU PROJECTS ARE DUE MONDAY, 3/13! At this point students have a draft of their cover and their restaurant description, and a good list of foods to compile their two menus. I am happy to look at a draft at any point this week if you would like. Otherwise we will be wrapping up our food unit this week as well as we review the present, future, and past tenses and discuss shopping practices throughout France.

Link for shopping activity:

http://www.ooshop.com/courses-en-ligne/Home.aspx

https://www.frenchclick.co.uk/default.aspx?

Notes for the week of 2/27:

This is our last week with our French students in class, and we will also be writing a draft of our restaurant description. Remember, menus are due MONDAY, MARCH 13!!! By the end of this week you should have the following:

  1. information you need for your cover
  2. a corrected draft of your restaurant description
  3. a good list of different items for your à la carte & prix fixe menu

I highly recommend that you start typing up your notes if you haven’t already, work on the format, graphics, etc. I anticipate one final work day before your project is due.

Homework for the week of 2/21:

Vocab quiz (lists au restaurant & expressions of quantity and table settings), Thursday, 2/23.

Please keep working on your menu. This week we will start writing a draft of your restaurant description.

Homework for the week of 2/13:

The menu project, as discussed in class today, will be due on MONDAY, MARCH 13th (one month from today). While we will be working on aspects of it in class, outside work will be required.

The vocab quiz that was scheduled for this week has been moved to Thursday, 2/23.

Homework for the week of 2/6:

We will be focusing on food this quarter and are in the beginning stages of the menu project. I will announce the due date and more specifics about the project by the end of this week. In addition to talking about food, we’ll be learning about the shopping practices in France, the star system, and tipping. The major due date this week is for Wednesday, 2/8-vocab quiz based on the food list on Quizlet.

Homework for the week of 1/30:

We are starting a unit on healthy life styles, which will allow us to transition nicely into our food unit. I will add a list of vocabulary to Quizlet for you to review, although there is no formal quiz this week. However, due 2/3:  Storyboard presentations. You will need to read one storyboard of your choice to me, and I will pick one for you to read. These don’t have to be memorized, but you should be familiar with your vocabulary so you can comfortably discuss what is happening.

Homework for the week of 1/23:

Vocab quiz on negative expressions, question words, and Biju vocabulary, Wednesday, 1/25. Please see Quizlet. We will be working on our storyboards the beginning part of this week and talking about the health care system in France at the end of the week.

Homework for the week of 1/17:

Claudel reading and questions, due 1/18

Review negative expressions, question words, and vocab on Quizlet in anticipation of a quiz next week.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Notes for the week of 1/3 & exam week

This is the last week of the semester, and we will start reviewing towards the end of this week. I will post the review sheet by Thursday below. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to help you study. Your exam is:  TUESDAY, 1/10 from 10:30-12:30.

Homework for the week of 12/12:

This is our last week of class before winter break! Remember we have finals coming up in January, so please continue to review your vocab on Quizlet for reflexives, non-reflexives, and frequency expressions.

Ex. 11 & 12, p. 173-DUE 12/13

Homework for the week of 12/5:

Due Tuesday, 12/6-Cut out your flashcards & re-write your directions if asked to do so. Please double check your route before turning it in to Mme V.

Homework for the week of 11/28:

Due 11/30:  Finish part II of the worksheet we started in class & define your direction words at the bottom using your Quizlet list.

There is a new Quizlet for city vocabulary & direction words you should start reviewing. This will help you with the giving/following direction activity we will be doing later this week.


Homework for the week of 11/14:

Due Tuesday, 11/15:  You should have four pictures done as part of your “vistite à Paris”.

Due Tuesday, 11/16:  Ex. 22-23

Friday, 11/18:  There will be a test on the passé composé. You should know why we use le passé composé, how to form it (helping verb & past particple), the 16 verbs that take être, and the rules around agreement.

Homework for the week of 10/31 & 11/7:

Remember there is no school on Tuesday, 11/8

Review your Paris Flashcards for the quiz on Wednesday, 11/9. There will be a vocabulary section (see Quizlet-Halloween list) and there will also be a matching section with your Paris flashcards.

Your passé composé excerises (packet) will be do later this week as well.

 

Homework for the week of 10/24:

Ex. 7, p.74-75 due Monday. Remember, as part of this assignment you need to find three paintings from the list of artists in question #5 and write two sentences describing each one.

Art vocabulary quiz, Wednesday 10/26. Please see Quizlet! You also need to study your notes on Van Gogh for the quiz. The section on Van Gogh will be true/false (vrai/faux), and you will be expected to write sentences with a selection of words from the vocabulary list.

Friday, 10/28:  Painting presentation (using your descriptions you wrote on Monday)

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Due to the hurricane, the quiz on ER verbs (see below) has been moved to Monday, October 17th.

Homework for the week of 10/3:

Study for the quiz on ER verbs (on Wednesday, 10/5) using the list on Quizlet. Remember to make subject-verb agreement when using the verbs in context.

Homework due 9/28:

Study for the quiz on adjectives using the list on Quizlet. Remember to review your rules regarding placement of adjectives in a sentence, and how to make adjectives feminine.

French IV

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/15/17:

This is our last week, and it’s only two days 🙁 Your Fantome presentations are due Monday, 5/15-remember to come in costume! We will finish the film this week as well. Vous allez me manquer!

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/8/17:

Chpt. 16 reading & exercises (E1, E2 &F) due Monday, 5/8

We will finish up Fantome this week and start watching the movie as we prepare for our final project. Please note there will not be class on Wednesday 5/10 due to the AP Calculus exam. Homework assigned Tuesday will be do Thursday, 5/11.

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/1/17:

We will continue reading Fantome as we move into the 2nd part of the book. Please see the board for daily reading and/or writing assignments. Also, you will not have class on Wednesday and Friday due to AP exams. Bonne Chance!!

Notes & Homework for the week of 4/24/17:

I hope everyone had a relaxing spring break and energized for the final weeks of school! This week we will be discussing the first round of presidential elections in France, and continuing Fantome. Chpt. 7 is due Wednesday, along with E 1 & 2 and F since there won’t be class on Tuesday. Please see the board for daily reading and/or writing assignments. We will be reading through chpt. 11 this week.

Notes/Homework for the week of 4/3 & 4/10:

We will continue reading Le Fantome de L’Opéra this week and working on our pronoun packet. There will be a vocab quiz (see Quizlet) on vocabulary from the Intro through Chapter 3 on Friday, 4/7. We will continue following the upcoming French elections as they get closer. (see the link below). Check the board for nightly reading and exercises.

http://www.cnewsmatin.fr/france/2017-04-02/presidentielle-2017-11-candidats-participeront-au-premier-tour-736865

Notes/Homework for the week of 3/20 & 3/27:

Last Friday you started your poetry project, which we will continue working on through Tuesday this week. Please remember in addition to your explanation of the poem, you need to bring a picture and a song to play for the class that illustrates the main idea of the poem. Your project is due on Thursday, 3/23, but due to taking the National French Exam at the end of this week, you will present it Monday, 3/27. Your quiz on literary movements  and key vocabulary will be on Tuesday, 3/28. 

We will spend the rest of 4th quarter reading Le Fantôme de l’Opéra and continuing our study of pronouns.

 

Notes/Homework for the week of 3/13:

There will be a vocab quiz (matching & sentences) on Introduction a la Litterature list on Quizlet THURSDAY, 3/16. You will start working on your Poetry project-Explication de Texte Poetique towards the end of the week. I will go over the assignment later in the week.

Notes/Homework for the week of 3/6:

We will start our poetry unit this week, reading poems by Rimbaud & Beaudelaire. Finish your webquest at home if you didn’t finish in class. We will be reading a few famous poems, writing our own Calligrammes, and using art and music to illustrate the meaning of a poem of your choice. Please continue reviewing your key terms for the various movements, and reviewing your vocab on Quizet-list INTRODUCTION a la LITTERATURE.

Homework for the week of 2/27:

Due Monday, 2/27:  Ex. F, p.459

Due Wednesday & Thursday (3/1, 3/2) Notes/summary statements after each part of the film you have seen.

Homework for the week of 2/21:

Inventions are due Thursday, 2/23. Please make sure your project and guided note sheet is complete for your presentation.

In class Tuesday you should have read and summarized the various French inventions in the packet I handed out last week. This will be homework and due Wednesday if not completed in class.

Homework for the week of 2/13:

We will finish Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours in class this week, and there will be an assessment most likely on Friday (part matching-vocabulary & also short answer-writing). Please keep up with your nightly reading assignments and exercises.

Homework for the week of 2/6:  

We will continue reading Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours and also start our bigger literature unit, discussing various genres, movements, and key literary terms. In addition to nightly reading assignments, there will be a quiz on the vocab sheet I handed out last week on Friday, 2/10.

Homework for the week of 1/30:  

We will be continuing Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours this week. Please keep up-to-date with nightly reading and/or comprehension questions as assigned.

Due 2/3:  Re-writes due & vocab quiz on Le Tour du Monde. See Quizlet.

Homework for the week of 1/23:

We are starting to read Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours this week. Please keep up-to-date with nightly reading and/or comprehension questions.

Homework for the week of 1/17:

We are starting our unit on Social Relationships (families, love and friendship, values, identity, etc.)

Unité 1 exerices, do one each night according to the packet. There will be a vocab quiz on Friday, 1/20 (vocab pulled from the packet and our classroom readings). The list will be on Quizlet by Wednesday evening.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Notes for the week of 1/3 & exam week

This is the last week of the semester, and we will start reviewing towards the end of this week. I will post the review sheet by Thursday below. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to help you study. Your exam is:  WEDNESDAY, 1/11 from 8-10am.

Homework for the week of 12/12:

This is our last week of class before winter break! Permission slips for lunch on Wednesday are due Tuesday, 12/13.

Read p. 141-143 of La Parure-DUE 12/13

Plus-que-parfait packet-DUE 12/15

Quiz, le plus-que-parfait-FRIDAY 12/16

Homework for the week of 12/5:

Read p.138-139 of La Parure.

Le passé conditionnel worksheet.

12/9:  Quiz on vocabulary (2 lists on Quizlet) & Le passé conditionnel

Homework for 11/30:

Rapport du livre due-read the next two pages in your book and do your reading notes so you are ready for our discussion.

Homework for 11/14:

Ex. A, p. 244, 1-9

Please write a resumé du film en français for each section you watch in class. This should be 5-10 sentences, or in the form of notes that you kept while watching the movie. This about your qui, quoi/comment, où, quand, et pourquoi terms to guide you.

Homework for the week of 11/7:

Reading questions for chpts 5-6 due Monday.
Notes for your section of chpt. 7 due Thursday.

Chpt. 7 comprehension questions & Vocab quiz (vocab study word, p.236) Friday.

Homework for the week of 10/31:

10/31: Ex. A & B, p.227-228 (le subjunctif)

11/4:  Writing corrections due

11/4:  Quiz, le subjunctif

Homework for the week of 10/24:

Book report on your assigned book due Wednesday, 10/26

Quiz:  Belle et la Bête vocabulary, chapitres 1 à 4, Friday, 10/28

Homework for 10/19:

Finish character notes for Chpt. 2

Due to the hurricane, the quiz on La négritude has been moved to Monday, October 17th.

Homework for the week of 10/3:

Quiz on La négritude, Thursday 10/6.

Homework for the week of 9/26:

PowerPoint presentations are due Thursday at the beginning of class. Remember to following the guidelines of the project:  include factual information about your country in your introduction, all sentences should be in the future or the conditional tenses (not the going future!), and your presentation should be completely in French.

Friday, 9/27:

There will be a short quiz on the future and the conditional allowing you to put your most recent vocabulary list in context.

Helpful resources for the quiz:

https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tac1.html

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=french-irregular-conditional-stems-quiz

https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/taf3.html

Quia.com (go to quia web, french, and then search activities in either the future or the conditional).

IB French SL

jane

Vocabulary building:

www.quizlet.com

www.duolingo.com

www.freerice.com

Dictionaries:
Reading & Listening activities:
Grammar review:
Verb review:
Review games & Fun ways to practice your French:

Notes for the week of 5/22:

We only have class on Monday & Tuesday this week and will be reviewing both days. On Tuesday part of class will be devoted to the oral portion of your exam, which will involve describing a set of pictures. This is similar to what we practiced last week. Your French IB SL final is scheduled for Thursday, 5/25 from 10:30-12:30.

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/15:

We will be finishing up our unit on the environment this week with our debate on Monday and an in-class writing on Tuesday. Please find your review sheet attached below:

IB_ReviewSheet

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/8/17:

We will continue our discussion about bees and the decrease in honey production in France. We will also discuss other environmental problems throughout the world. There will be a vocab quiz on Friday, 5/12 using the newest list on Quizlet in addition to the reading and questions we will be working on this week in the IB book, pages 105-109. Please see the board for updates on homework. This will be our final unit of the semester, and I will have your review sheet ready next week so you can start thinking about your final, which will be on Thursday, 5/25.  

http://www.syctom-paris.fr/edi/sitetom/tri/index.htm

http://envirokid.free.fr/article.php?cat=dechets

 

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/1/17:

DUE MONDAY:  Day 2 film summary en Francais. We will finish the film on Monday. There will be movie questions due Tuesday, and an in-class writing Tuesday in class that will allow you to compare and contrast the different versions of la Belle et la Bete (Disney, Le Prince de Beaumont, ou Cocteau). Wednesday we will start our final unit of the semester on the environment and the reasons behind the recent decrease in honey production in France.

Please read one of the articles using the link below. D’Jamal-1, Adelle-2, Richard-3, et Gabrielle-4. Your task is to read the article and summarize it for the class using visuals if needed.

http://www.1jour1actu.com/?s=abeilles

Notes & Homework for the week of 4/24/17:

I hope everyone had a relaxing spring break and energized for the final weeks of school! This week we will be discussing the first round of presidential elections in France, and finish reading la Belle et la Bête in anticipation of watching Cocteau’s film starting Thursday in class. DUE TUESDAY:  reading and notes for pages 238-240. DUE FRIDAY:  Day 1 film summary en Francais.

Notes/Homework for the week of 4/10:

We will continue reading La Belle et La Bête this week, and there will be a vocabulary quiz on le subjuntif on Thursday, 4/13. The only homework will be to review and finish working on your subjunctif packet. We will continue following the upcoming French elections as they get closer.

Notes/Homework for the week of 4/3:

We will continue reading La Belle et La Bête this week, and there will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday. Re-writes are due Friday as well from your in-class, picture writing you did on Monday. We will continue our discussion on the upcoming French presidential elections. Please see the link below.

http://www.cnewsmatin.fr/france/2017-04-02/presidentielle-2017-11-candidats-participeront-au-premier-tour-736865

Please see Quizlet for the list of words.

Homework and notes for the week of 3/27:

Welcome back! I can’t wait to hear about your college trip!! We will spend this week getting caught up, conferencing, and discussing the National French Exam from last week. Please see below for homework assignments for the week.

Homework for the week of 3/13 & 3/20:

Passe conditionnel packet due Tuesday, with a quiz on Thursday.

Please consider doing one of the review games above (like on quia.com) to help review your irregular past participles and conditionnel forms of avoir & etre.

We are concluding our friends and family unit this week, and I will have your writings back soon. This will go on 4th quarter. During the week of 3/20 we will only have class on Monday due to the college trip. I look forward to seeing everyone when they are back on 3/27!

Homework for the week of 3/6:

Due Friday, 3/10:  Quiz on Mardi Gras and 2/27 vocab lists on Quizlet.

We will finish watching a portion of Tanguy this week, and you will be responsible for making sure you have your skits/presentations ready (see p. 13 in your IB text) if you weren’t able to finish in class.

Homework for the week of 2/27:

Due Monday, 2/27:  Ex. 2, p.29 (on the back of your homework from Thursday night).

Due Tuesday, 2/28:  Read and annotate the Mardi Gras article below on a separate piece of paper and/or think about being able to answer the questions Qui? Quoi/Comment? Où? Quand? Pourquoi? and list key words/terms that describe the French holiday.

http://www.linternaute.com/actualite/societe/1213241-mardi-gras-2017-date-gourmande-aux-nombreux-symboles-mais-pas-jour-ferie/

Please refer to your homework packet, handed out on Tuesday in class for homework due Wednesday-Friday.

Homework for the week of 2/21:

There will be a vocab quiz on Wednesday, 2/22. See the list for 2/6 vocabulary on Quizlet. We will continue our sub-unit on love and frienship, and our French friends will be coming to class on Monday to talk with us about their life in France, etc.

Homework for the week of 2/13:

Please review Quizlet (list:  vocabulary for the week of 2/6)  for a vocab quiz Wednesday, 2/22.

Homework for the week of 2/6:  

UPDATE:  Homework packet and quiz originally scheduled for Friday, 2/10 has been moved to Monday, 2/13.

We will be finishing our unit on families this week and transition into talking about different relationships. This will be perfect given that Valentines Day is coming up! I handed out the weekly homework packet on Monday. Please keep up with your nightly assignments. Think about practicing some exercises on one of the above site about the plus-que-parfait, which is the tense you were introduced to on Monday. There will be a short quiz on the plus-que-parfait Friday, 2/10.

Homework for the week of 1/30:

Due 1/31:  Notes/vocabulary you plan to use during your presentation (I will conference with everyone on Tuesday)

Due 2/1:  Outline of your presentation (I will conference with everyone on Wednesday)

Due 2/3:  Oral presentation on your topic of choice (from the list on p. 6 of your homework packet last week).

Looking ahead to next week there will be a quiz on Monday, 2/6 on this past week’s vocabulary. Review Quizlet this week and over the weekend so you are prepared! The format will be similar to the quiz this week.

Homework for the week of 1/23:

There will be a vocab quiz on last weeks’ homework packet (see Quizlet) Friday, 1/27. In addition to the quiz, please work on one exercise from the homework packet each night, as we discussed in class today.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Notes for the week of 1/3 & exam week

This is the last week of the semester, and we will start reviewing towards the end of this week. I will post the review sheet by Thursday below. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to help you study. Your exam is:  WEDNESDAY, 1/11 from 10:30-12:30.

Homework for the week of 12/12:

This is our last week of class before winter break! Permission slips for lunch on Wednesday are due Tuesday, 12/13.

Ex. B, p. 76-77 DUE 12/13

Ex. 4 & 5, p.77-80, questions 1-6 DUE 12/15 (this goes with the reading on page 78 that you started in class on Tuesday).

Homework for the week of 12/5:

http://www.paruvendu.fr/immobilier/location/appartement/paris-75/

Parts 1-4 completed on the worksheet we started in class today.

12/9:  Quiz on vocabulary (see Quizlet)

Homework for the week of 11/28-DUE FRIDAY 12/2:

Quiz on election vocabulary, Friday, 12/2.

Questions 1-11, p.205 that go with the reading on p.204 of your IB BOOK.

Due Monday, 11/28:  Make sure you have your French election assignment finished:  1-an idea/slogan for your candidate’s campaign, 2-three ideas about what he/she believes (or that party’s beliefs), and finally, 3-an add for your candidate in French. You may send it to my email if you’d like. Happy Thanksgiving!

Homework for the week of 11/14:

11/16:  Read p. 202 in your IB Course Companion and answer questions 4-10 on p.203.

11/15:  Find a French advertisement on youtube searching la publicite francaise (or from a French magazine if you prefer) and compare and contrast it with the billboard on p.201 of your IB Course Companion. Please write 3 of each as specified in question 10.

Homework for 11/14:

P.201, C3 of the IB COURSE COMPANION-la publicité (Remue-méninges). 1-10

Homework for 11/10-11/11:

Ex. 13, 1-10. (11/10)

Ex. 14, 1-7 (11/11)

Remember, you have a vocab quiz on Friday (list on Quizlet) pertaining to the podcast we listened to on Monday.

Homework for the week of 10/31:

10/31:  Read page 7 of Le Chadail and answer the questions that were on the board (qui, où, comment/quoi (le problème), pourquoi, quand.

11/4:  Writing corrections, Chandail reading questions, and vocab quiz (see quizlet list, Evangeline).

Homework for the week of 10/24:

Monday, 10/24:  Read page 2 of le Chandail de Hockey.

Friday, 10/28:  Quiz de vocabulaire (see Quizlet) Writing words & imparfait/passé composé.

Homework for the week of 10/17:

Read the packed on the imparfait & do ex. 13a on the back. You should also be preparing your talking points for the debate, which will be on Friday. Remember, no class Wednesday due to the PSAT.

I will accept re-writes for your last in-class writing up until this Friday, October 14th. Please make sure you have your IB textbook & workbook in class tomorrow!!

Homework for the week of 10/3:

Re-writes due Friday, 10/7. Please check out the review sites at the bottom of this page as well and spend some time exploring the different sites.

Homework for the week of 9/26:

PowerPoint presentations are due Thursday at the beginning of class. Remember to following the guidelines of the project:  include factual information about your country in your introduction, all sentences should be in the future or the conditional tenses (except Richard et Adelle), and your presentation should be completely in French.

Friday, 9/27:

There will be a short quiz on the future and the conditional. Please refer to your notes and the handout we will be working on in class. You don’t need to memorize all of the irregular stems, but you should certainly be familiar with them, and that they exist.

Helpful resources for the quiz:

https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tac1.html

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=french-irregular-conditional-stems-quiz

https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/taf3.html

Quia.com (go to quia web, french, and then search activities in either the future or the conditional).

 

 

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http://www.hello-world.com/

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https://conjuguemos.com/activities/german/vocabulary/theme

Notes for the week of 5/22:

It’s hard to believe this is our last week of class for the semester! We only have class on Monday & Tuesday and will review using the games you made last week. Your Introduction to Languages final is scheduled for Friday, 5/26 at 8-10.

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/15/17:

This is our last full week before finals, and you will not have class on Wednesday 5/17 since you will be at Medieval Times. We will start reviewing this week, and making games we can use next week during our two formal review days.Turkish vocabulary is now on Quizlet, and this is the only list you are responsible for. Please let me know if you have any questions about the final after reviewing the attachment below and/or if there is anything I do to help you prepare this week.

Review sheets will be handed out and posted here on Monday. Your final will be on Friday, 5/26 at 8am. 

REVIEWSHEET

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/8/17:

This is our final week studying Latin before we start reviewing for the final. There will be a quiz on Friday, 5/12 on the following:  numbers (arabic system and roman numerals), greetings, general latin vocabulary, and cultural questions (please see your text book scavenger hunt worksheet). These lists are all on Quizlet, and you should plan on spending 15 minutes each night outside of class reviewing your vocabulary.

Notes & Homework for the week of 5/1/17:

We will finish our Italian unit this week as we end with our food unit. There will not be a vocbulary quiz this week, but your food dialogue will count as a quiz grade. Food dialogues will be presented to the class on Thursday, May 4th. Although the end of the year is quickly approaching, we have one more unit before we start reviewing for the final:  Latin! This will be a short unit, and vocabulary lists have been posted on Quizlet.

Due Friday, 5/5:  Textbook scavenger hunt (worksheet handed out in class on Thursday).

A lot of students have been asking about our plan for the next few weeks. Dates are subject to change. Please see below:

Week of 5/1-finish Italian unit and start our last unit:  Latin

Week of 5/8-Latin (homework and quiz date will be posted later)

Week of 5/15-Review sheet will be handed out & posted on Chalktalk. We will start to review this week in anticipation of your final on Friday, May 26th at 8am. The final will include material from the entire year (it’s cumulative), with the exception of our Icelandic and Latin units.

Notes & Homework for the week of 4/24/17:

I hope everyone had a relaxing spring break and energized for the final weeks of school! This week we will finish our Italian weather project, which focusses on geography, numbers, weather expressions, seasons, days of the week, and months of the year. Please review your project sheet and make sure you have included all of the components into your project. After talking with each group today I think you are in great shape to present on Friday. Since most of your map work is ready, Tuesday and Wednesday will be devoted to writing your script, and then practicing it. There are a lot of vocabulary resources on Quizlet if needed. Also, if you haven’t completed your Italian conversation with me (focussing on greetings and classroom objects) they must be completed by Tuesday in class. I will update Quizlet later this week with additional vocab lists as we move into the final part of our Italian unit.

DUE FRIDAY:  Weather Forecast project presentation

DUE THIS WEEK:  Italian news presentations (if you haven’t presented yet-see the board for a reminder, or ask Mme V)

Notes & Homework for the week of 4/10:

This is your last week before SPRING BREAK!! Please remember to consult your article presentation schedule and be prepared if you are presenting this week. On Thursday of this week you will have a short conversation with me using your knowledge of Italian greetings. This will be done in the hallway, not in front of the class. Otherwise this week we will be starting a group (pairs) project about the weather in Italy. I will hand out the project guidelines on Monday, and you will have the entire week to work on this in class. This IS NOT homework over break, and I anticipate students presenting their project Thursday & Friday of the week we get back (4/27 & 4/28)

Notes & Homework for the week of 4/3:

As soon as we finish up our food dialogues from our Japanese unit and make quiz corrections to the quiz from last week, which I hope to finish by Tuesday, we will start our unit on Italian language and culture! We will start by watching the Families of the World Series on Italy. Please see the homework for the week below:

Due Tuesday:  Please take notes on CULTURA pages in your text:  164, 165, 172, 175, 184, 188, 197.

Notes & Homework for the week of 3/27:

This is our last week of our Japanese unit. We will finish up presentations on Monday (cultural presentations, articles, and food dialogues), and there will be a short vocab quiz on Wednesday (see Quizlet, list for days and months).

Notes & Homework for the week of 3/20:

This week you will have standardized testing in the morning from 8-12. I will see you after lunch and study hall though! Friday you started your Japanese region project in class, and we will continue working on them for a few days this week. These projects are due on Friday, 3/24, and this will be a test/project grade for 4th quarter. There is no other homework this week.

Homework for the week of 3/13:

http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/-check out this fun link for cultural information, games, etc.

There will be a vocabulary quiz on Thursday, 3/16 on the following lists on Quizlet:  Greetings, Culture, Numbers, and Classroom Objects. This will be a matching and multiple choice format quiz.

Notes for the week of 3/6:

This week we will start our unit on Japanese language & culture. We will start by watching the Families of the World series on Japan, identifying major cities in Japan, and begin learning introductory vocabulary. All lists will be available on Quizlet for you to start studying.

Notes for the week of 2/27:

This is our last week of our French unit. There will be a final vocab quiz on Friday, March 3. Please review lists on Quizlet for family, likes/dislikes, food/meals, and weather/months/days of the week. We will be working on two small in-class projects this week as we wrap up our French unit and say au revoir to France!

Due Tuesday, 2/28:  Weather packet (parts A, D, E, G) using your Quizlet list and/or your book, pages 125-126 & 128-129.

Due by Wednesday, 3/1:  $2 for each croissant you ordered for our food day on Thursday.

Homework for the week of 2/21:

There have been many students absent due to illness. I will start helping students who were out this week on Tuesday get caught up. If you have been in class, remember your French vocabulary quiz on clothing, colors, numbers, and classroom/school objects will be on Tuesday, 2/21.

We will continue talking about food this week, and there are three new lists of vocab on Quizlet students can review.

Homework for the week of 2/13:

Due this week:  Carole Fredericks song packet (Friday, 2/17) and there will be a French vocabulary quiz on Friday as well. Finally, we will start working on our likes/dislikes posters in class on Monday and students may need to print pictures at home so they can finish them up on Tuesday in class.

Homework for the week of 2/6:  

We will be continuing practicing our numbers this week as we learn more about objects associated with the classroom and studying. We are also starting to learn how to describe who is in our family. Please keep up with Quizlet, since new lists will be added this week. There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday, 2/17.

Homework for the week of 1/30:

There are still several students who need to present their articles this week so please double check your date so you are ready.

Please review the new French vocabulary lists on Quizlet for colors, numbers, and clothing items.

Due 2/3:  You will have a conversation with me about what you packed in your suitcase for your trip. You should be able to discuss clothing items, colors, and how many of a certain item you are brining.

Consider listening to a podcast at http://www.podcastfrancaisfacile.com/. I recommend anything related to NOMBRES.

Homework for the week of 1/23:

Quiz Friday, 1/27:  Vocab is on Quizlet (greetings, leave takings, polite phrases). Article presentation dates have been assigned so please double check your date so you are ready to present.

Homework for the week of 1/17:

This week we are starting our unit on the French language and culture. Since we have one French student here now, and three more coming in February, you will have lots of opportunities to practice your French at Lowcountry!! Below is the link to the Prezi we watched in class on Tuesday. You are responsible for this information and should have good notes about the various topics.

https://prezi.com/i1srz_meyklj/french-1-pre-test/

If you were absent on Thursday, 1/19 and have an AmazonPrime account, please watch both episodes of the Families of France series, total viewing time is 30 minutes. Students were asked to write down a few observations-interesting facts, differences between life in France and life in the US, and/or questions. We will be discussing the video Monday the 23rd. Finally, if you do not have an AmazonPrime account, please talk to me so I can help you watch this.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Notes for the week of 1/3 & exam week

This is the last week of the semester, and we will start reviewing towards the end of this week. I will post the review sheet by Thursday below. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to help you study. Your exam is:  THURSDAY, 1/12 from 8-10am.

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimmtales.html

Homework for the week of 12/12:

This is our LAST week of school before winter break. There will be a test on our German unit FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th! The review sheet was handed out in class on Friday 12/9, and is attached below. Please note the two website on the review sheet that may help you review in addition to Quizlet.

Other things comping up this week:  Bring in a shoe for our St. Nicholas celebration

Those students having a traditional German lunch on Thursday during class need to bring $5 by Wednesday.

review-sheet

Homework for the week of 12/5:

Due 12/6-Read the article about German food

German in the news presentations start tomorrow. Please check when you are due to present (either this week or next). You can add this link to the options if you are looking for a cultural topic: http://www.uk.diplo.de/Vertretung/unitedkingdom/en/01/5Holidays/Nikolaustag.html

Our test on the German unit will be before winter break next week-please keep studying your vocab on Quizlet. I will hand out a review sheet by this Friday.

News for the week of 11/28:

If you were absent the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, please use the link below to answer question 3 on your Iceland worksheet. You may also search the name of the volcano to see more pictures & learn more about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALr_7bdRENU&t=192s.

We are starting our unit on Germany this week, which will take us through 12/16. Quizlet vocabulary lists will be posted soon, and I will let you know in class when they are ready. Please plan on reviewing your vocabulary 10 minutes a night in anticipation of a quiz and a unit test on this unit before Winter break. More details to follow.

Homework for the week of 11/14:

11/18:  Spanish test (please see attached review sheet, whcih was handed out in class on the 11th). Please fill out/define terms on your review sheet for Monday. This will be a grade, and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses with the material as we start to review in class next week.

spanish-review-sheet

Homework for the week of 11/7:

Our Spanish food day is MONDAY, 11/7! We will meet in Mme V’s at lunch to getting ready. Remember, no school Tuesday, 11/8 due to Election Day.

Homework for the week of 10/31:

We will be watching The Book of Life this week in class 10/31-11/2 which is about the upcoming holiday, Dia de los Muertos. There will be a worksheet that students need to fill out while watching the movie which will be due on THURSDAY, 11/3.

The cultural quiz has been moved to THURSDAY, 11/3.

I encourage everyone to study vocab lists on Quizlet for parts of the house, time, and weather. These will be on our final test for the Spanish unit at the end of November. I will announce the date for the test soon.

Weather journals (if you haven’t finished them) are due by FRIDAY, 11/4. Remember, you may do a weather forecast for Pawleys Island or a Spanish-speaking country.

Homework for the week of 10/24:

10/28-Weather journals due Friday

10/28-Cultural quiz on the pages that you read and took notes on last weekend (see below). The quiz will be include true/false questions.

Due Monday, 10/24:

Read and take notes on the cultural information on the following pages:  57, 60, 69, 83, 91, 93. Taking notes means writing down 2-3 main ideas or interesting facts per page/topic.

Homework for the week of 10/17:

Spanish vocabulary quiz (classroom objects, greetings, and numbers) will be Monday, October 17th. 

Article presentations will continue next week as discussed in class, please remember your new due date.

La Tomatina article questions are due Tuesday, October 18th. Please refer to this site for the rest of the article & answers to questions 6-10:  http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/society/holidays/la-tomatina

Quiz on the days of the week will be Friday, October 21st

Food dialogues will be performed (it doesen’t need to be memorized) Friday.

Homework for the weeks of 9/26 & 10/3:

Everyone has been assigned a date to find and present an article on Spain or a Spanish speaking country to the class. Please refer to your rubric about the guidelines for this assignment, and how I will be evaluating you. This is a homework grade. As always, feel free to email me your article and/or your presentation if that would be helpful:  avanhoewyk@lowcountryprep.org

On Thursday, October 6th there will be a quiz on the following  Spanish vocabulary:  Objects in a classroom, numbers (we are really focussing on 1-20 right now), and greetings and leave takings. Please click on the link to set up an account on Quizlet, if you don’t have one already https://quizlet.com/join/MCqW4Bafw There are several different activities you can choose from, and I recommend studying your vocab for 10 minutes a day outside of class to help you be successful on the quiz.

https://quizlet.com/join/MCqW4Bafw

Homework due 9/26:

Your projects are due on Monday! Please be prepared to perform your skit, read your story, or share your journal with the class.

Also, you need to read and take notes on pages 28-29 in your text. Please write down 10 facts (main points or points of interest) in your notes that will help you contribute to our conversation about Spain on Monday.

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