Baseball + Listening Skills

We spent some time in class yesterday watching the following episode. As it featured baseball (which we are now doing in PE – how timely!) as well as a few other topics of interest (la superballe et le fromage en grain) I thought it would be a good opportunity for the students to be exposed to what other kids of their age sound like in Québec.

As a result, the students also leaned various ways to express their excitement.

  • “C’est malade!”
  • “C’est trippant””
  • “C’est capoté!”
  • “C’est super le fun!”
  • “C’est écoeurant!”
  • “C’est exaltant!”
  • “C’est délirant!”
  • “C’est surprenant!”

Bonne journée! 🙂

La Guerre des étoiles

The students will be filming their Star Wars interview tomorrow morning. Here is what the schedule will look like:

9:00 – 9:50

In class with Annie (students are welcome to arrive as early as 8:40 to get dressed and practice one more time)

  • Theodore, Elgiva & Wyatt
  • Stella, Julia & Thor
  • Shirley, Jed & Jasper
  • Ophelia, Patrick & Dorian
  • Sadie, Niya & Ardie

In the library with Ms. Hong

  • Quinn, Emma & Nigel
  • Ciel, Sara & Gus
  • Jade, Carter & Alexa
  • Jael, Milo & Aija

 

11:00-11:50

In class with Annie (students are welcome to stay in at recess to get dressed and practice one more time)

  • Quinn, Emma & Nigel
  • Ciel, Sara & Gus
  • Jade, Carter & Alexa
  • Jael, Milo & Aija

 

In the library with Ms. Hong

  • Theodore, Elgiva & Wyatt
  • Stella, Julia & Thor
  • Shirley, Jed & Jasper
  • Ophelia, Patrick & Dorian
  • Sadie, Niya & Ardie

 

We will be using the following rubric to assess their presentations.

Star Wars – La Guerre des étoiles

Division 21 students are studying Star Wars characters, as part of our French Language Arts program. To practice their spoken French, they have been divided in groups of three and are now getting ready to present an interview. One student volunteered to take on the interviewer role while the other two students will become different Star Wars characters.

To prepare for the interview, we did the following:

  • Viewing of episode IV (in French, with English subtitles)
  • Note taking – at different parts of the movie – describing the personality of the characters, giving specific examples from the story
  • Brainstorming in small groups – we used post-it notes and created large posters for future reference (see picture below)
  • Writing about their characters, from the 3rd person point of view (interviewers aren’t doing this but are in charge of writing an introduction and a conclusion to their show)
  • Learning new vocabulary – here’s the link to another Quizlet I created this weekend. La Guerre des étoiles – Quizlet

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Costumes & Interview Times

Some students mentioned wanting to make their own costumes. I found a lot of great ideas online so feel free to refer to the links below. Please note that full costumes aren’t necessary. Also, costumes must remain simple and should not require you to purchase anything.

Here are some websites I found that may come as an inspiration. On Friday, I will offer a 45 minute period for them to work on it, if needed.

Star Wars Costume Ideas

6 Popular Star Wars Costumes You Can DIY

17 Cool DIY Costumes

9 costumes de la Guerre des étoiles

Princess Leia Bun Tutorial

10 Star Wars Crafts to Help You Channel the Force

Filming the interviews will begin on Monday, Tuesday and Friday of next week. If things go as planned, we will be viewing our interviews on May 4th.

 

Fun Fact

Did you know that in French, Darth Vader is called Dark Vador? As the “th” sound doesn’t exist in French, and the “er” sound is pronounced as “é”, they needed to change the spelling of his name to ensure proper pronunciation.

 

Have a great evening,

Annie

 

 

Quizlet: Vocabulary – Character Study

Good afternoon parents,

Here is a vocabulary list that may help your child in French.

Les traits de personnalité – adjectifs

We are currently studying characters from Star Wars as well as two of the Livromanie books they already read in class. This vocabulary list should help with the writing process as well as when the students are speaking with each other.

Have a great afternoon,

-Annie