September went by so quickly. The students are getting used to their new routines, participating in many oral activities, learning new grammatical structures and working in a variety of written activities. Every day, the children are invited to take part in discussions, to share information or to answer simple questions. Your child’s participation is very important in order to continue developing his or her French skills. Active participation not only develops vocabulary and sentence structure skills but assists in gaining self-confidence all while using French language.
In reading, I encourage the students to read in their “Duo-tang de lecture” (thematic and familiar vocabulary sheets, short texts such as stories, songs, poems (always introduced and presented in class) on a regular basis in order to develop their reading skills. It would be important to bring the “French reader” back to school every day. The students are also encouraged to read French library books or other French materials (Social Studies duo-tang).
This month, we will start our Social Studies unit about “Les Autochtones en Ontario” (First Native in Ontario). The children will be involved in a variety of activities (oral and written) and will explore how “Les Autochtones” invented many things that we are still using today.
In October, we will learn to use verbs ending in “er” (marcher, jouer parler) and pronouns (je, tu, il, elle) in order to be able to make complete sentences in different contexts. Also, we will familiarize ourselves with questions words such as: “quel?”, “combien?”, “qui?”, “pourquoi?”, “où?” in order to be able to ask questions on familiar subjects. All these words are to be included in various oral and written activities.
Please, review these words on a regular basis (read):
il y a dans au chez à c’est j’aime
est avec sur et les je joue
j’ai je suis je fais je vais merci le costume
je décore amusant je porte bonjour la fête le repas