For kindergarten: French lesson & Homework (Due Monday, May 4)

Dear parents of kindergarten students,

I hope your child has participated in the online activity “Quizlet” from last week’s lesson.

https://quizlet.com/123291733/lpm-section-a-flash-cards/

https://quizlet.com/123295338/lpm-section-b-flash-cards/

A) For this lesson:

Please watch my following video instructions with your child:

Video #1: New Gestures

Please review the following new vocabulary words / phrases with your children:

·         Fou
·         Je sais!
·         La
·         La classe
·         Finit
·         Maintenant
·         Chante
·         Au revoir
·         Commence
·         Tombe
·         Se lève
·         S’assoit
·         Écoute
·         Regarde
·         Vient
·         Reste
·         Mon
·         Aime
·         La porte
·         À
·         Ouvre
·         Ferme
·         Le livre
·         Le
·         La bouche
·         Les yeux
·         Une
·         Excellent
·         Excellente
·         La poule
·         Le cheval
·         Chat
·         Le mouton
·         Le loup
·         Voici
·         L’
·         L’histoire
·         De
·         Elle
Habite

·         Crazy
·         I know!
·         The
·         The class
·         Finish
·         Now
·         Sing
·         Goodbye
·         Start
·         Fall
·         Get up
·         Sits down
·         Listen
·         Look
·         Come
·         Rest
·         My
·         Love
·         The door
·         At/to
·         Open
·         Close
·         The book
·         The
·         The mouth
·         The eyes
·         A
·         Excellent
·         Excellent
·         The chicken
·         The horse
·         Cat
·         The sheep
·         The wolf
·         Here is
·         The
·         The story
·         From/of
·         She
·         Live

Video #2: Gesture Review

Please review the following vocabulary words / phrases with your children:

• Tout le monde – Everybody
• Un – A
• Mes amis – My friends
• Je suis – I am
• Madame – Mrs.
• Monsieur – Mister
• Tu dis – You say
• Ça – That
• Va – Go
• Et – And
• Toi – You
• Lèves – toi – Stand up down
• Assiets – toi – Sit down
• Saute – Jump
• Arrête –Stop
• Très – Very
• Marche – Walk
• Court – Run
• C’est – It is
• Les actions – The actions
• Ou est? – Where is?
• La – bà – Over there
• Ici – Here is
• Oui – Yes
• Non – No
• Oublié – Forgot
• Au revoir – Goodbye

B) For homework (Due Monday, May 4 – Submit to me on Seesaw) :

I want your child to write the sentences provided and a drawing for each sentence. *Your child should be familiar with this activity by now*

If you are having difficulty pronouncing and translating the above phrases, feel free to use Google Translate as described using the following directions below:

  1. Open the Google Translate website.
  2. Copy the full URL of the website you want to translate.
  3. Paste the URL into the left field of Google Translate.
  4. Select the website’s language from the buttons at the top.
  5. Select the language you want the page translated into.
  6. Select the volume icon

Au revoir & God bless,

Mr. Balintona

For grade 1: French lesson & Homework (Due Monday, May 4)

Dear parents of grade 1 students,

I hope your child has participated in the online activity “Quizlet” from last week’s lesson. https://quizlet.com/ca/258223295/petit-chat-qui-cherche-une-famille-flash-cards/

A) For this lesson:

Please watch my following video instructions with your child:

B) For homework (Due Friday, May 4th – submit it to me on Seesaw) :

Translate the following French vocabulary words to English from the list:

New Gestured Vocabulary:

  1. la salle de classe
  2. magique
  3. traverse
  4. le plancher
  5. la table
  6. la chaise
  7. t’appelle

For all students & parents – Words to pronounce in French – Google Translate

If you are having difficulty pronouncing and translating the above phrases, feel free to use Google Translate as described using the following directions below:

  1. Open the Google Translate website.
  2. Copy the full URL of the website you want to translate.
  3. Paste the URL into the left field of Google Translate.
  4. Select the website’s language from the buttons at the top.
  5. Select the language you want the page translated into.
  6. Select the volume icon

Au revoir & God bless,

Mr. Balintona

For grade 2: Lesson review & homework (Due Friday, May 1st)

Dear parents of grade 2 students,

I hope your child has participated in the online activity “Quizlet” from last week’s lesson. https://quizlet.com/19714111/ou-est-mon-chien-flash-cards/

A) For this lesson:

I encourage you to review the vocabulary words with your child in the word bank below. *At this point your child should be familiar with those words.*

Word bank for “Les phrases folles”

SubjectsVerbsPrepositions/ ConjunctionsObjects/ Adjectives
Marie
Suzanne
Le policier
Madame Tremblay l’enseignante
Robert le chef Minuit le chien
Pico la chienne
Le restaurant
La foret
Le parc
L’école
Il
Elle
Un ami
Un livre  
crie
sort
pense
danse
chante
habite
court
marche
joue
saute
entre
regarde parle
arrive
tombe
aime
boit
mange
voit cherche écrit
lit
donne casse
dort
va
est
dit
vit
avec
a
sur
dans
parce que beaucoup
au
et
Marie
Suzanne
le policier
Madame Tremblay l’enseignante
Robert le chef
Minuit le chien
Pico la chienne
le restaurant
la foret
le parc
l’école
il
elle
un ami
un livre
fou/folle
excité(e)
triste
content(e) désolé(e)
gros
grosse fantastique  

If you are having difficulty pronouncing and translating the above phrases, feel free to use Google Translate as described using the following directions below:

  1. Open the Google Translate website.
  2. Copy the full URL of the website you want to translate.
  3. Paste the URL into the left field of Google Translate.
  4. Select the website’s language from the buttons at the top.
  5. Select the language you want the page translated into.
  6. Select the volume icon

B) For homework (Due Friday, May 1st – email: rbalintona@sfxschool.ca) :

I want your child to create 2 silly sentences and a drawing for each sentence. *Your child should be familiar with this activity by now*

Au revoir and God bless,

Mr. Balintona

For grade 3: French lesson & homework (Activities #1 & #2 are due Tuesday, April 28)

Dear grade 3 students,

Please watch my following video instructions:

  1. Translate the following French vocabulary words to English from the list:

Les mots de vocabulaire # 1

Logos –  Animaux: Introduction to the Unit

1. un logo

2. un animal

3. un magasin

4. un produit

5. une équipe de sport

6. des céréales

7. représenter

8. une couleur

9. une caratéristique physique

10. une caratéristique de personalité

For all students & parents – Words to pronounce in French – Google Translate

If you are having difficulty pronouncing the above phrases, feel free to use Google Translate as described using the following directions below:

  1. Open the Google Translate website.
  2. Copy the full URL of the website you want to translate.
  3. Paste the URL into the left field of Google Translate.
  4. Select the website’s language from the buttons at the top.
  5. Select the language you want the page translated into.
  6. Select the volume icon

2. Identify the logos in these six categories

 Animal in EnglishAnimal in FrenchSports team/ Company in EnglishSports team/ Company in FrenchCityColour in French
1A birdUn oiseauThe Blue JaysLes Blue JaysTorontoLe bleu
2A giraffeUn giraffeToys R UsToys R UsNew JerseyLe jaune
3      
4      
5      
6      
7      
8      

3. In page 3 of your activity book (Acti-Vie), fill in the following blanks to complete the sentence. For example: Un oiseau représente Les Blue Jays de Toronto.

4. In page 4 of your activity book (Acti-Vie), match the following logos with the appropriate things. For example 2. E.

*Please just submit activities #1 & #2 for homework to my email rbalintona@sfxschool.ca.

In addition to our lesson, I would like you to continue participating on the online activity “Quizlet” related to our third term theme “Les animaux” from our program “Acti – Vie”:

https://quizlet.com/ca/247721651/les-animaux-flash-cards/

You have the opportunity to use flashcards, learn, write, spell, test, and play games (e.g. match). Please sign up to this website and it is free.

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Au revoir & God bless,

Mr. Balintona

For grade 5: French lesson & homework (due Monday, April 27)

Dear grade 5 students,

Thank you for the homework that I have received on Monday.

A) Lesson for today:

Please view these four videos based on the grammar lessons on auxiliary verbs “avoir” (to have) and “etre” (to be).

Introduction of auxiliary verbs “avoir” (to have) and “etre” (to be):

  1. Avoir (to have) — Present Tense (French verbs conjugated by Learn French With Alexa)

2. Être (to be) — Present Tense (French verbs conjugated by Learn French With Alexa)

Songs:

3. AVOIR Verb Song (To Have) – La Conjugaison du Verbe Avoir en Chanson – Learn French

4. ÊTRE Verb Song – La Conjugaison du Verbe Être en Chanson – Learn French

B) Homework: After viewing the videos, fill in blanks (Conjugate verbs avoir and etre in the present tense) on the following charts and e-mail them to me (rbalintona@sfxschool.ca) by Monday:

AvoirEnglish Translation
J’ 
Tu 
Il 
Elle 
Nous 
Vous 
Ils 
Elles 
ÊtreEnglish Translation
Je 
Tu 
Il 
Elle 
Nous 
Vous 
Ils 
Elles 

Au revoir & God bless,

Mr. Balintona

For grade 6: French lesson & homework (Due Monday, April 27)

Dear grade 6 students,

Thank you for those students who submitted me their homework by email. Here is your lesson and homework for today:

Instructions:

  1. Listen to the story of “Accident de bicyclette” from my video:

2. Listen and read the story of “Accident de bicyclette” from my Youtube video:

3. Translate the story of “Accident de bicyclette” in this chart:

Title: Bicycle Accident!
Paragraph: Justin Thibault, 10 years old, is victim of a bicycle accident. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
1)  
2)  
3)  
4)  
5)  
6)  
7)  
8)  

In addition to our homework, I want you to spend some time with Duolingo on theme of Activities.

To begin activities use the following directions below:

  1. Click on the URL link https://www.duolingo.com/
  2. Click on the green button GET STARTED.
  3. Click on the FRENCH flag button.
  4. Click on the SCHOOL button.
  5. Click on the green button CONTINUE.
  6. Click on a daily goal “INTENSE”.
  7. Click on the green button CONTINUE.
  8. Click on a Google account to keep your daily goal.
  9. Click on the BASICS button.
  10. Click on the START button.
  11. Begin your trivia game!

Au revoir & God bless,

Mr. Balintona

For grade 4: French lesson & homework (due Monday, April 27)

Dear grade 4,

Thank you for the homework that I have received today.

A) Lesson for today:

Review: Please review these four videos based on the theme of “les bandes dessinées” (comic books).

Introduction (French Culture):

  1. Les bandes dessinées (BD) francophones les plus connues

2. What are bandes dessinées?

Songs:

  1. Quand je vais à l’école – French song to learn the places in town
  1. Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds

B) Homework:

Here is a video instruction:

After viewing these videos, answer the following questions:

Name 5 famous French comic books  
1)  
2)  
3)  
4)  
5)  
Name 5 places/buildings in French  
1)  
2)  
3)  
4)  
5)  
Name 5 body parts in French  
1)  
2)  
3)  
4)  
5)  

*If you do not have the Acti-Vie activity book, please e-mail me at rbalintona@sfxschool.ca*

In addition to our homework, I want you to spend some time with Duolingo on the Basics.

To begin activities use the following directions below:

  1. Click on the URL link https://www.duolingo.com/
  2. Click on the green button GET STARTED.
  3. Click on the FRENCH flag button.
  4. Click on the SCHOOL button.
  5. Click on the green button CONTINUE.
  6. Click on a daily goal “INTENSE”.
  7. Click on the green button CONTINUE.
  8. Click on a Google account to keep your daily goal.
  9. Click on the BASICS button.
  10. Click on the START button.
  11. Begin your trivia game!

Au revoir & God bless,

Mr. Balintona

Homework for grade 7 (Due Wednesday, April 22)

Dear grade 7 students,

I hope that most of you looked at my lessons that I’ve posted these couple weeks. I want you to fill out only the acronym of Dr & Mrs Vandertramp on this worksheet (main verbs that use “être” for the “passé compose”) for homework, which is due on Wednesday, April 22.

The Acronym Explanation:

  1. Dr. Mrs. P. Vandertramp Explained

2. House of Être Explained

Songs:

  1. Despacito version DR MRS VANDERTRAMP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjv1LIuYrMo
  2. DR MRS VANDERTRAMP with Shrek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiLA-Igt1xg
  3. Mrs Vandertramp (Umbrella version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGc98HedfH0
  4. Dr Mrs VANDERTRAMP song, Passé Composé ÊTRE song, JACQUES / Jack & the Beanstalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adSWnGwRjkg

God bless,

Mr. Balintona

For students with assisted learning

I am requesting you to explore the language website called “Duolingo”. The quiz trivia online activities that are provided in this site will help you review French vocabulary words and reinforce your understanding and fluency.

To begin activities use the following directions below:

  1. Click on the URL link https://www.duolingo.com/
  2. Click on the green button GET STARTED.
  3. Click on the FRENCH flag button.
  4. Click on the SCHOOL button.
  5. Click on the green button CONTINUE.
  6. Click on a daily goal “INTENSE”.
  7. Click on the green button CONTINUE.
  8. Click on a Google account to keep your daily goal.
  9. Click on the BASICS button.
  10. Click on the START button.
  11. Begin your trivia game!

Here is a checklist of themes\topics for each grade

Grade 7Grade 6Grade 5Grade 4
o   People
o   Travel
o   City
o   At Home
o   At Work
o   Habits
o Shopping
o   Friends
o Activities
o  Vacation
o   School
o   Routine
o   Leisure
o   Paris
o   Nature
o   Activities
o  Restaurant
o   Travel
o   City
o   At Home
o   At Work
o   Shopping
o   Friends
o   Activities
o   Vacation
o   Hotel
o   Routine
o   Groceries
o   Food
o   Health
o   Activities
o   Restaurant
o   Food
o   Habits
o   City
o   Shopping
o   People
o   Friends
o   At home
o   Breakfast
o   School
o   Routine
o   Weather
o   Groceries
o   Housing
o   Basic
o   Greetings
o   School
o   People
o   Travel
o   Family
o   Activities
o   Restaurant
o   City
o   At home
o   Food
o   Habits
o   Vacation
o   Leisure
o   Routine

*Spend at least 20 minutes daily on this activity. If you find it too challenging or hard at first, use “Regular” or “Serious” as your daily goal so that you are not too overwhelmed.

Another reminder:  Please practice French common phrases with your parents and I encourage you to sing along to the songs that I’ve posted on April 5th.

Interim Intermediate French Blog Letter for COVID 19

Have fun and God bless,

Mr. Balintona

For parents of grade 3 students

Dear parents of grade 3 students,

I would like you to spend sometime with your children on the following activity “Quizlet” related to the story of “Les trois petits cochons” from our French program “AIM” and our third term theme “Les animaux” from our other program “Acti – Vie”:

https://quizlet.com/153717932/les-trois-petits-cochons-section-a-flash-cards/

https://quizlet.com/ca/247721651/les-animaux-flash-cards/

You have the opportunity with your children to use flashcards, learn, write, spell, test, and play games (e.g. match). Please sign up to this website and it is free.

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Please follow the French gestures and refer back to the following lessons as well:

Gestures for Primary Students (Kindergarten to Grade3) and their Parents

God bless,

Mr. Balintona