Bonjour tout le monde,
J'espere que tout va bien et que vous profitez bien du soleil et des fleurs du printemps. I hope that you are doing things to take care of yourselves during these unprecedented times. I have enjoyed "seeing" many of you at our virtual classes and playing Quizlet Live. But it's no substitute for seeing you in the classroom. I really do miss all of you and am so sad that we are not able to finish the year together in person.
I have uploaded this week's assignments in MS Teams. They are in "assignments" under the General Channel. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO PASS THE CLASS. They are not just on VHL, so do not just check there. You must read the assignments outline in MS TEAMS.
Some of you have still not joined our "class" in DuoLingo or Yabla. You will need to do that ASAP. You do have an assignment in Yabla this week, and you will have more in DuoLingo in the coming weeks. I think that almost all of you are now signed up for This is Language.
Our online class this week will be on Tuesday. Period 1 will meet at 10:30 and Period 2 will meet at 10:00.
This week on Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:30 we will meet in the French Games team to play Quizlet Live and Kahoot.
Just a reminder that my Office Hours are from 8:00 to Noon Monday through Friday. If you have a problem with an assignment, and wait until late Friday night to email me, and I am not very likely to answer. Please at least try to sign in to all assignments before Friday each week, so that if you do have any issues they can be resolved before you run out of time.
Bon courage!! You got this :-)
Salut tout le monde!
I hope that everyone had a good weekend and is staying healthy and safe.
As you probably know, we received direction from the Washington State Superintendent as well as the Issaquah School District last week regarding grading and expectations for the last part of the school year. I have written out my expectations for the rest of the year. You can access that document on the Home page under "Important Class Information". I also posted it with this week's assignments in MS Teams. It is very important that you read this before starting any work this week.
I have also created a separate MS Team that we will use for playing Quizlet Live, Kahoot, etc. There is a join link in your assignments document. Please join this right away so that if you choose to play on Wednesday this week, you will be ready to go. I will not be admitting anyone after 9:45 a.m. So please try to join that as soon as possible.
Please make sure that you are doing ALL REQUIRED work, it is not all on VHL!!
Hang in there, this won't last forever!
Bonjour tout le monde!
I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the Spring Break. I know that I enjoyed being able to step back from the computer for a little bit.
From here on, I will be posting the weekly assignments in MS Teams. The video that is posted on the "Posts" and "Assignments" page is very helpful if you need a tutorial to help you use MS Teams. Please make sure that you read through the complete assignment for the week on MS Teams before you begin so that you can plan your time accordingly.
I will host a "class" on MS Teams on Wednesday morning to introduce the verb "aller" (to go.) The "class" will be recorded so that you may access it later if you are unable to join at that time.
For the most part, I will be available in the mornings, but will probably check my email once or twice in the afternoons as well. Don't hesitate to reach out if you are having any trouble.
If you still need to "join" our class on online resources such as Yabla or This is Language, please see my previous emails to you for the directions and any codes you might need. For This is Language, you all have individual codes and received an email with that code.
I will be posting all of the week's assignments on Monday. I planned them with the idea that you do them in order to facilitate learning and retention. You may work at your own pace but I STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST saving all of the work for Friday. It will take you too much time and you won't learn anything :-(
I will be hosting a Quizlet Live match on Thursday morning at 10:00. You will need to be able to log in to MS Teams in order to participate. I hope to see all of you there!
I have also included some fun optional activities on this week's assignment :-)
Restez chez nous et sauvez des vies!
Take care, stay safe, do your best!
I miss you all,
Bonjour tout le monde,
Comme toujours, j'espere que vous allez bien. I hope that you are enjoying some extra time with your family, getting outside for some fresh air when you can, and had some fun with last week's French assignment.
I've got another Choice Board for you this week. The rules are the same. Choose three squares as in a tic-tac-toe board, complete those activities; complete the journal and then upload it to the Padlet. We'll be using the same 'wall' so make sure that you use this week's padlet journal page. It will have the correct dates on top.
You will need to update your journal to the Padlet. Here's the link to the padlet wall.
You will have the chance to use the "This is Language" resource this week. I recommend that you join, even if you choose not to use it this week. Many of you have already registered. If you have not, check your email for your registration code, I sent them out last week. Have some fun with This is Language and try out the Nutty Tilez game. If you play with our list (I've only put one on so far) you need three other students from either of my French classes. If you join a "Global" game you will be matched up with three other students from around the world. I have put the settings so that only your first name should show, it will also show your country (that's a default setting.) Please let me know if anything else is showing and I will fix it or help you fix it. It's a fun game, give it a try!
For FluentKey you need an invite link. I will email that out to you this morning.
Other things to look out for this week: you will probably get an email from me inviting you to complete something in our Microsoft Team. The District is going to be using that platform (and some others) after Spring Break. I'd like to make sure that everyone can get in to our Team and find their way around.
Have fun, learn some new things, stay safe and healthy!
Bonjour tout le monde,
I hope that everyone is doing well, staying healthy and enjoying the sun when it is out. While practicing proper social distancing, of course. I miss seeing all of your faces every morning. I've almost finished one of those knitting projects that I've started, and if you've heard my rusty piano playing, I apologize!
Here is this week's lesson plan. I've been working hard to try and find things that are educational and enjoyable for you, many that you can share with your family, and a couple of things just for a break even though they are still French. I hope that you like it and can learn something this week. Please take the time to read the hints and directions carefully before you dive in.
This is called a Choice Board. It's like a tic-tac-toe board. To start, you must choose three squares that make a tic-tac-toe (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) otherwise you may not get the content practice necessary to review this week's theme "Family and Adjective Agreement."
After you have done a tic-tac-toe you may choose to do any other square that you like. For activities such as DuoLingo or FluentKey please choose a user name that I can tell who you are. Even though things are not 'due' or 'graded' this week, it is nice for me to be able to see who is using what, and how you're doing.
Read on for some hints about some of the squares.
1. DuoLingo - if you haven't already, you will need to check your email for the join link and sign up for our class.
2. FluentKey - when you click the link it will take you to a join page. You will need to join our class first and then do the "assignment."
3. Cendrillon - the top of the page will show the audio, you will press the button to start listening. Scroll down and follow along with the printed words. You can click the translation button to have the English show up. I recommend you listen with and without the English showing. Remember that when you do listening practice, one time is never enough.
4. The Van Gogh Museum - there are pages there to download print and color, but before you do that, take the time to click through and learn some more about Vincent Van Gogh, his life and the paintings.
5. For the Quizlet activity, I want you to do that list with the "LEARN" mode.
If there was something that you really enjoyed doing, send me an email and let me know. I will try to include a similar activity in the upcoming weeks' lessons.
When you are finished with your Choice Board, you will need to upload your "journal" to padlet: https://padlet.com/regand8/2yx7y026jc80
Here is the choice board and the journal:
Bonjour mes élèves!
J'espère que vous allez bien! I hope that you have found some productive things to do, discovered time to do something you love but don't usually have time for, or used this time to try something new. I have cleaned up my back yard and enjoyed seeing all of the signs of spring, cleaned the clutter off of my piano bench and from underneath it (LONG overdue!!) and now I have no excuse not to play, and picked back up a knitting project that was collecting dust. In between all of that, I have participated in a couple of webinars learning how to best keep you practicing while schools are shutdown.
In these crazy days I will be sending you some activities to practice content that we have already learned this year so that you can stay fresh and sharp. You will be able to find the links here for now (on the blog page.)
For your first at home practice I am giving you some activities for telling time. There are some new/extra words and expressions in the link that I am sharing with you, those are just there for fun. You should concentrate on the basics that we've already learned this year.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I will be checking my email every day during what were normal school hours.
Please stay healthy and safe! I miss seeing your bright faces every day and I look forward to seeing all of you in the classroom again soon.
At the bottom of the page for the telling time link, there is a video called "how to say I am a student." It has nothing to do with telling time, but, we did just learn this sentence structure and it is worth listening to. Plus, she gives you some good cultural information about being a student for when you do get to go to France.
1. Click the link below about telling time in French and take some time to review the phrases and patterns used for telling time in French.
2. Do the attached activities, found in the links below the thought.com link.
Link to study first:
Links for practice. These are best done in the order given:
3. Here are some other things that you can do to help you remember how to tell time:
Bonjour tout le monde!
On Monday, March 16th you will be recording your final Flip Grid for the year. Here's what I expect: